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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:04 AM

Ex-President Jimmy Carter Says Trump Called Him to Discuss China


Tracy Connor
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Updated 06.10.19 5:39AM ET / Published 06.09.19 10:30PM ET

Former President Jimmy Carter, who was sidelined this spring by a broken hip, returned to teach Sunday school—and revealed that he recently spoke with President Donald Trump about China. “I was delighted, and I was surprised,” Carter said, explaining that he had sent Trump a letter about the U.S. relationship with China. “He was very gracious and expressed his appreciation for my letter. But the main purpose of his call was to say, frankly to me on a private line, that the Chinese were getting way ahead of the United States in many ways,” Carter said, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The 94-year-old said he told Trump: “China has not been in combat with anybody since 1949 and they spend on things good for the Chinese people.”

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DonViejo Jun 2019 OP
Cirque du So-What Jun 2019 #1
brewens Jun 2019 #2
Victor_c3 Jun 2019 #7
customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #9
brewens Jun 2019 #11
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2019 #3
Vinca Jun 2019 #4
gratuitous Jun 2019 #5
Victor_c3 Jun 2019 #6
matt819 Jun 2019 #8
thesquanderer Jun 2019 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:18 AM

1. Sage advice from President Carter

will amount to nothing more than casting pearls before swine.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:26 AM

2. We're supposed to believe communism and socialism are huge failures, so how has a communist

country been eating our lunch for so long?

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:21 PM

7. +1 n/t

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:03 PM

9. We've been serving it to them

on a silver platter. When Fortune 500 CEO's close an American factory, and outsource production to China, which skirts environmental and labor laws, they get big fat bonuses. When Americans load up the shopping cart at WalMart with shoddy, cheap Chinese made crap, they complete the process.

It's carnivore capitalism that has made China a world powerhouse instead of the basket case it was in the 1960's, and we have sold them the rope to hang us with.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:13 PM

11. Of course our corporate overlords claim it's all about taxes being too high.

My understanding is they make deals that give majority ownership to Chinese interests. That's as bad or worse than very high taxes. They do it for the slave wages.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:40 AM

3. "That's the really big country next to Korea, isn't it?"

"Yes."

"Thanks." *click*

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:48 AM

4. Then Jimmy found out Don meant china patterns and wondered whether he should go with

Spode, Wedgwood or have something custom made and covered in gold leaf.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:14 PM

5. How does that work?

China isn't pouring money into wars and occupations, but instead is using its national wealth to do things for its own people. How does that stuff more money into the pockets of wealthy people, and keep the poor suitably impoverished? Aren't they worried that their people will grow dependent on receiving due recompense for their labor and having a pathway to increased prosperity?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:20 PM

6. I'm surprised. Probably the smartest thing trump has done while president n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:58 PM

8. I may be wrong, but. . .

I suspect we'll hear from you know how that this is fake news. He doesn't need Carter's advice, or anyone else's. He has his gut and he knows that he loves Xi and Xi loves him.

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