Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

So there we have it. The long-awaited shiny new trade deal with China, inked at a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday in the interstitial space before the Senate impeachment trial dominates the news cycles.

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When the trade deal was signed, I cited articles comparing it to the deal reached (but not signed) in, if I remember correctly, 2018. Then Pres Trump backed away in a flair of tweets.

The comparison in the articles was not kind to Pres Trump.

Like the government shutdown that Pres Trump did, and wound up with a worse deal than he was offered going into the shutdown, the China deal of 2018 was better than the one Pres Trump ultimately signed recently.

So the suffering of the farmers really seems to be for naught.

But... Deal!


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-02-11 11:52 PM | Reply

Trump can't "win" without everyone else losing. Like a scorpion, not his nature.

#2 | Posted by CutiePie at 2020-02-12 03:41 AM | Reply

Fat Nixon makes the best deals.

The Shart of the Deal!

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-12 06:33 AM | Reply

Trump can't actually win on trade or much of anything else so he agrees to a deal very similar to the on previously worked out by Obama and then tells everyone what a great negotiator he is.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-02-12 08:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fat Nixon's history of negotiating is to agree to a contract price, then refuse to pay until sued then drag it out in court and only when the contractor is on the verge of bankruptcy agree to pay half.

That will not work with world leaders.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-12 12:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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