Executive Intelligence Review


Trump Optimistic, Points to Future Agreement with Xi and Putin

Dec. 3, 2018 (EIRNS)—President Donald Trump has used his Twitter account this morning to make several forward-looking statements about his potential cooperation with Presidents Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin of Russia, following the U.S.-China “trade truce” agreed to at Buenos Aires. While some of his direct statements about the “trade truce” are being obfuscated by press attempts to find disagreements between him and his secretaries and aides, the President’s statements about cooperating with other great-power Presidents are optimistic.

Trump’s first tweet was,

“My meeting in Argentina with President Xi of China was an extraordinary one. Relations with China have taken a BIG leap forward! Very good things will happen. We are dealing from great strength, but China likewise has much to gain if and when a deal is completed. Level the field!”

An hour later the President brought in the North Korea summits or “Singapore process”:

“President Xi and I have a very strong and personal relationship. He and I are the only two people that can bring about massive and very positive change, on trade and far beyond, between our two great Nations. A solution for North Korea is a great thing for China and ALL!”

Interestingly Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in a CNBC-TV interview, said the President would be leading the next 90 days’ trade talks with China personally; whereas trade advisor and China-basher Peter Navarro, on NPR, claimed that Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer would lead them.

Trump’s third tweet, at 8:30 a.m., was most optimistic:

“I am certain that, at some time in the future, President Xi and I, together with President Putin of Russia, will start talking about a meaningful halt to what has become a major and uncontrollable Arms Race. The U.S. spent 716 Billion Dollars this year. Crazy!”

This flies in the face of Robert Mueller’s McCarthyite attempt to criminalize any American contact with Russia, and outright demands for war with Russia from British intelligence and like-thinking Atlantic Council, etc., figures.