11 nations are about to sign a historic trade deal without the participation of United States, exposing Traitor Trump’s continued lack of global stature and influence.
Bloomberg has reported that 11 countries — including Japan, Canada, and Australia — have agreed on a historic trade deal, which they will sign in March.
The U.S. was involved in the original negotiations, once known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But one of Trump’s first idiotic acts after inauguration was to withdraw the country from all negotiations.
And as Bloomberg mentions, the deal came in right after a reckless move by Trump, while he was at home watching his own incompetent party shut down the federal government.
“The deal was reached after two days of talks in Tokyo, and came just hours after Trump imposed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines — his first major move to level what he says is a global playing field tilted against U.S. companies.”
And as usual, his reasons were based on misinformation and outright lies.
While positions regarding the TPP in the U.S. were mixed, withdrawing entirely means that the nation has absolutely no influence over a deal that impacts a huge segment of the global economy.
According to the Australian government, the new agreement will “eliminate more than 98 per cent of tariffs in a free-trade zone, with a combined GDP of $13.7 trillion.”
Trump is determined to isolate the U.S. from the world, withdrawing from global leadership to lazy isolation.
And he is “winning”.
The rest of the world knows that Trump is a combination of arrogant, intolerant, unintelligent, and dangerous. Views on America’s global leadership have plummeted since Trump took office, falling a disturbing 18 points in a Gallup poll. And he has tanked tourism numbers to the U.S., which has cost the nation $4.6 billion and 40,000 jobs in that industry.
President Barack Obama spent eight years building up the nation’s credibility on the global stage following George W. Bush’s reckless cowboy diplomacy, which got the U.S. stuck in multiple wars and made his friends a lot of money.
Trump has ruined any progress that was made in just one year. He has lost the respect of global citizens and lost the trust of global leaders.
From heartlessly withdrawing from the Paris climate accords to idiotically insulting the United Nations to badmouthing NATO, Trump has done everything possible alienate world leaders. His proposed funding cuts to global development programs created worldwide shock and anger.
No wonder that new power structures are growing around the globe that don’t include the United States.
Traitor Trump is an unreliable, chaotic leader. He has squandered all goodwill, and depleted any benefit of the doubt that world leaders were willing to give when he took office.
World leaders know they must either move on without us or be held back by Trump’s incompetence. Trump and America are being left behind, alone with just “executive time” outbursts to remind us of how low we, as a country, have fallen.