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1/ The President of the United States is systematically dismantling all the institutions we built after WWII to maintain the world order we created.

#Abdication
2/ #NATO, the UN, the WTO, the IMF, World Bank, and our trade agreements are mechanisms for us to have a say in what other countries do. They are tools of our power but they come at a cost.

We cannot just do whatever we want without consulting others and in some cases it costs $
3/ Our modern #empire is dependent upon the US Dollar and US military power. First let's talk about the $USD.

By FAR our most powerful tool, it is based on our political and economic stability. While even DJT can't destroy our economy, he is straining our political stability.
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1. There is a ‘global trend’ / ‘strategic direction’ argument that seems missing from much of the #Brexit debate on #trade. I’m no specialist, but for the uninitiated, it is broadly this: [thread, to which welcome contribution from true experts]
2. From the 1960s, economists and diplomats eyed up potential benefits to all parties of freer world trade. The GATT and later WTO are an expression of that.
3. Trouble is, a multilateral agreement proved damned difficult to negotiate on simple stuff - goods, esp agricultural products - never mind complex stuff that require greater regulatory compatibility.
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Can #Trump Terminate Trade Agreements Without Congressional Approval

#NAFTA
1.Congressional approval has been a central requirement for the #UnitedStates to enter into all of the international trade deals currently in force

#NAFTA
2.#UnitedStates is party to 14 international free trade agreements with 20 countries. President negotiates free trade agreements with foreign countries and submits to Congress legislation that would implement the agreements.

#NAFTA
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#FTR: That's exactly what #TPP did.

But, of course, Trump pulled us out, instead of renegotiating from within.
#REMEMBER: In January, Trump essentially admitted pulling out of #TPP was a mistake...

China's influence has only grown ever since.

#FTR: Trump has relentlessly attacked our ally Justin Trudeau personally for Canada's trade policy in regards to Dairy.

But of course, that issue was resolved in the #TPP.

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"Trump has used Harley-Davidson as an example of a US business that is being harmed by trade barriers. Yet Harley has warned consistently against tariffs, saying they would negatively impact sales"

Harley, hit by tariffs, shifts some production overseas apnews.com/6c8942f7363743…
Important issue highlighted by @riotwomennn: are tariff exemptions determined by bribes?

Corker: "22,000 companies have asked for exemptions.There is no basis to deal with them. Are they going to grant these exclusions based on political contributions?"
Trump’s trade war with the European Union is going to cost Harley-Davidson as much as $100 million a year and force the manufacturer to shift production out of the U.S. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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If you were lucky enough to get part of the 13% of the tax cut that went to bonuses and raises, better save it up for the coming price hikes and trade war.

Trump will approve a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum next week
wsj.com/articles/trump…
“These U.S. measures will have a negative impact on transatlantic relations and on global markets": EU vows to hit back against Trump in trade war after announcement of steel and aluminum tariffs politico.eu/article/eu-vow…
Despite an intense lobbying campaign by UK cabinet ministers and officials, Trump imposes 'devastating' steel tariff affecting $500 million in annual British steel exports to the US
telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/0…
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Notice the icons in my display name.

🇺🇸 = Love thy country
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🛸 = #SecretSpaceProgram @NASA
👽 = #FirstContact #Disclosure

Understand the Path? We must do this. #MAGA
Before we can start disclosing the secret Tesla technology the military developed over the past 70 years, we must end the horrific crimes against humanity from serious human rights abusers and corrupt exploiters empowering those monsters. January is #EndTrafficking month.
President Trump signed and declared a national emergency to deal with the horrific crimes of child sex trafficking. In addition to this Executive Order, President Trump has unleashed the full might of law enforcement onto these truly horrific people to bring them justice.
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1. As governments scramble to sign the #TPP, here’s something you should know @JustinTrudeau @FP_Champagne @cafreeland
2. The #TPP will allow corporations to sue government in secret tribunals where corporate lawyers would act as judges in some cases and represent corporations and/or governments in another
3. Under #ISDS, countries have been sued over plain packaging laws, for protecting environment, for increasing minimum wage, for demanding tax returns and for introducing affirmative action policies
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If you call Leftists critical of #HRC Sean Hannity allies, then call yourself a Kissinger friend who uses war criminal talking points. (1/?)
It's an embarrassingly stupid argument but at least be consistent. And if you equate Sanders & Trump bc they both oppose #TPP, then (2/?)
you need to equate Trump with Feminist Majority, Doctors without Borders, the Sierra Club, Now & the countless other orgs & people (3/?)
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