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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, liberal billionaire financier George Soros offered some rare praise of President Trump for his policies around China and Huawei.

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Good for George, I may disagree with many of the policies he throws money at but if there is one thing that he does understand it is international trade and arbitrage.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-10 11:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Because the Useful Idiots of the DR Left rarely click a link that disagrees with The Narrative, I will provide a couple of snippets

Billionaire liberal financier George Soros offered some rare praise of Donald Trump's policies in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Tuesday, but said he's worried the president will undermine his own strategy.

Soros called Trump's policy on China, "coherent and genuinely bipartisan" as well as "the greatest " and perhaps only " foreign policy accomplishment of the Trump administration."

Specifically, Soros said the Trump administration was right to put Huawei on the Commerce Department's "entity list" as a national security threat, which prevents U.S. companies from engaging in business with the firm.

In the op-ed, Soros called China "a dangerous rival in artificial intelligence and machine learning" but said its ability to compete in the 5G market is seriously hampered by Huawei's dependence on U.S. companies.

"As long as Huawei remains on the entity list, it will lack crucial technology and be seriously weakened," Soros wrote.

I also agree with him that removing Huawei from the entity list is a Yuge mistake, and both parties in Congress need to make sure that any final deal keeps severe restrictions on Huawei and its use and theft of US and European technology.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-10 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Specifically, Soros said the Trump administration was right to put Huawei on the Commerce Department's "entity list" as a national security threat, which prevents U.S. companies from engaging in business with the firm."

See, to me that's like being expected to lock the door before you leave the house. It's just what you do as part of your responsibilities. It's not something you get a special commendation for. If anything, this instance... it just serves as a reminder of his many other inadequacies that we're even having a discussion about giving him credit for it. We're not supposed to be treating any of this like it's normal.

#3 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-09-10 11:48 AM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE

Bit confused by your post Hag, its been Huawei has been doing this sort of thing for awhile now.

The contiversy was about Making America Great Again in the defense funding bill that Trump wanted. Barring the federal government from doing business with Huawei, ZTE, and several Chinese vendors of surveillance products, due to security concerns. This lead to the "entity list".

So the door has been left open for over 15years. No one did anything about it, and I seriously doubt Hillary would have done the same.

God Bless Trump!

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-10 12:21 PM | Reply

Good for George, I may disagree with many of the policies he throws money at but if there is one thing that he does understand it is international trade and arbitrage.

#1 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

I agree with the target and goal. I don't agree with the method of the tariffs. The tariffs could have been targeted at companies that actually violate basic IP protection fairness and been overwhelming against those commodities. Because Chinese leaders own sizeable shares of these companies, that would have hurt their bottom line considerably. Tariffs on basic resources like steel only hurt US companies manufacturing and hurt US consumers. These widespread tariffs do widespread damage but aren't accomplishing their goal as the Chinese can simply sell elsewhere and the reverse tariffs are killing farmers literally.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-09-10 01:33 PM | Reply

"In the op-ed, Soros called China "a dangerous rival in artificial intelligence and machine learning""

But... Why should we be afraid of rivals, exactly?
Sounds anti-Capitalistic to me.
Is Soros a Capitalist?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-10 01:47 PM | Reply

Wonder what the catalyst was that inspired Soros to write this op-Ed. Rare words of agreement indeed.
Im curious whether Soros' Open Societies initiative has any on the ground efforts in Hong Kong.

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-09-10 05:52 PM | Reply

No worries. The proggies will still take his money

#8 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-10 10:53 PM | Reply

What's funny is if this was Soros Criticizes Trump this thread would be 200+

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-11 12:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What's funny is if this was Soros Criticizes Trump this thread would be 200+

#9 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Yeah, 190 posts by Conservatives about Soros being the Anti-Christ.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-09-11 01:09 PM | Reply

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