And take them all down.
Domestically, Trump is implementing one policy after another designed to put America and Americans first: Trade deals renegotiated; dismantling the federal bureaucracy; installing pro-Constitution judges; backing school choice initiatives; implementing a pro-economic growth agenda; and working to ensure that ‘allies’ pay their fair share for their own defense.
But the agenda isn’t shared by elitists who have been permitted for decades by successive U.S. leaders to pilfer wealth, treasure, and influence from the American people to their own enrichment.
And now that we finally have a president who is committed to ending the grift and abuse, they are livid and working to stop him anyway they can: Lies, intimidation, fake allegations, impeachment.
But the president continues to do what he promised all of us he would do — “Drain the swamp” — and he made a great stride in progress toward that objective this week when he did away with the World Trade Organization, a globalist UN construct that rarely ruled in favor of the United States.
“Internationalists have always dreamed of a court with jurisdiction over all the countries of the world. In 1995, the World Trade Organization was created — allowing the world's countries to press claims against one another for the first time,” Axios reported earlier this week.
However, as Zero Hedge noted, the WTO isn’t going to survive Trump’s presidency.
The Trump administration “effectively brought it to an end, neutering its ability to intervene in trade wars, having blocked all new appointments to its dispute-resolution court,” Zero Hedge reported.
The effort began shortly after the president took office:
Starting two years ago the US administration began blocking appointments, and now Trump has run out the clock as the now paralyzed WTO’s Appellate Body over that period declined from seven judges to three, and with two more terms expiring Tuesday, only one judge remains, thus without the ability to issue a binding ruling.
Now, the president will be free to impose tariffs wherever and on whichever country he likes, given that is his economic weapon of choice when it comes to righting trade wrongs that were decades in the making. (Related: World Trade Organization to force Taiwanese citizens to eat radioactive food from Fukushima.)
This, despite perceptions by many that the WTO had become impotent anyway, obsolete until it made some major reforms such as its tendency to not conform to its own rules, its inconsistent appeals mechanisms, and its failure to account for state-controlled enterprises.
But the president had long “bulldozed past” WTO rules anyway, according to Zero Hedge, in his trade war with China, part of his “America first” campaign.
Those alleged violations include placing punitive levies on Chinese imports, with more coming at the weekend, as well as placing tariffs on allies like Europe, Canada, and Japan over steel imports.
Speaking of the Chinese, representatives of the Communist government are currently looking at “Plan B” — they are looking to support the European Union’s plan for settling international trade disputes, Bloomberg News reported.
That’s rich, considering that China simply ignores rulings from international bodies that it doesn’t like, such as a ruling from the International Court of Justice, which ruled in 2016 against Beijing’s outsized territorial claims to the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone illegal.
So if China (and other countries) can act in their own best interests, regardless of what an international governing body says, why can’t the United States? Why is Trump expected to just roll over and allow America and Americans to be pickpocketed?
The answer is, he’s not; it’s just what every other American leader has been doing since World War II.