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Thu Apr 30, 2020, 03:49 PM

U.S. officials crafting retaliatory actions against China over coronavirus as President Trump fumes

Source: Washington Post

The president has in recent days told aides and others that China has to pay for the outbreak and publicly floated demanding billions in compensation

Senior U.S. officials are beginning to explore proposals for punishing or demanding financial compensation from China for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to four senior administration officials with knowledge of internal planning.

The move could splinter already strained relations between the two superpowers at a perilous moment for the global economy.

Senior officials across multiple government agencies are expected to meet Thursday to begin mapping out a strategy for seeking retaliatory measures against China, two people with knowledge of the meeting said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to disclose the planning. Officials in American intelligence agencies are also involved in the effort.

President Trump has fumed to aides and others in recent days about China, blaming the country for withholding information about the virus, and has discussed enacting dramatic measures that would probably lead to retaliation by Beijing, these people said.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/30/trump-china-coronavirus-retaliation/



Dipshit always has to find a scapegoat for his screwups.

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Reply U.S. officials crafting retaliatory actions against China over coronavirus as President Trump fumes (Original post)
Zorro Apr 2020 OP
Iliyah Apr 2020 #1
Maxheader Apr 2020 #17
PSPS Apr 2020 #2
mpcamb Apr 2020 #14
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 2020 #3
pecosbob Apr 2020 #4
Chainfire Apr 2020 #5
CanonRay Apr 2020 #6
Botany Apr 2020 #7
Blue_playwright Apr 2020 #12
dalton99a Apr 2020 #16
Botany Apr 2020 #20
dalton99a Apr 2020 #21
dhill926 Apr 2020 #8
Bayard Apr 2020 #9
Marie Marie Apr 2020 #10
kysrsoze Apr 2020 #11
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 2020 #13
BadGimp Apr 2020 #15
onetexan Apr 2020 #18
mopinko Apr 2020 #19
EndlessWire May 2020 #22

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 03:51 PM

1. Bad move . . . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 07:04 PM

17. Of course...


But it would make sense to the 27%ers who think it was designed to kill so many americuns that stumpy

would lose the election...according to the winger hand-jobs china could care less if it killed thousands of

their own citizens..as long as cheetox loses in nov...I shit you not...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 03:53 PM

2. A variation of the same "blame china" campaign strategy as 2016.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 06:37 PM

14. So is the 'Xi Jinping Lovefest' over?

"Trump says he and China’s Xi Jinping ‘love each other’, phase two trade talks to start ‘very shortly’ "
Jan 21, 2020 - Davos, Switzerland

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 03:55 PM

3. Countries around the world dislike Trump.

They might decide it’s time to drop the dollar as the world’s reserve currency (which props up its value).

It could be even worse than that, but that’s something that might actually bother the big-money players in the USA.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 03:57 PM

4. This is about as smart as boasting he could beat the virus

It will blow up in his face as well.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 04:01 PM

5. Going after China for incompetence, lying and covering up

may set a bad precedent for the president.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 04:01 PM

6. Count on Trump to do the absolute wrong thing.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 04:02 PM

7. Now China made mistakes and was less then honest but they did:

1) Sequenced the c-19 genome in late November of early December.

2) They turned that information over to the W.H.O. and they passed that information onto
German scientists who used it to make a very good test for the disease and Trump refused
to use that test and now we are in a world of hurt.

Both Trump and Kushner knew of C-19 in November of 2019 and what did they do to help
get the country ready for the coming Pandemic? They invested in Hydroxycholorquine and
their own C-!9 test kits so they could make money from the disease.

Trump and Kushner also sent 18 tons of PPE to China in Feb. and that PPE equipment would
have protected Drs, nurses, and 1st responders form getting sick and in some cases dying from
C-19.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 06:12 PM

12. Hell, I knew about the virus before Christmas. I remember reading about it...

And I started stockpiling powdered milk, powdered butter and frozen meats and veg. I don't understand how if dumb little me in Kansas got it, that the rest of the government didn't start ordering and stockpiling, too. It just flabbergasts me.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 07:00 PM

16. +1. And they called Redfield on January 3

On Jan. 3, Dr. Gao Fu, head of China’s disease control agency, informed his U.S. counterpart, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, in an emotional telephone call that the outbreak was growing out of control, according to the same federal official and a former NSC official. Both said they had been informed of the details.

The CDC, a part of HHS, confirmed to Reuters that it learned of an outbreak in late December and that the call with Gao occurred Jan. 3.

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Response to Botany (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:56 PM

21. Helluva smoking gun!



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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 04:06 PM

8. this piece of shit would start a war with China...

to cover up his own criminally inept response to the virus...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 04:07 PM

9. Is this like saying Mexico will pay for the wall?

How is it China's fault that trump didn't pay attention to warnings or experts?

Once again--"No responsibility".

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 04:34 PM

10. Trump wants to go all gangbusters on the country to whom he owes the

state-owned bank millions in loans? They should call in those loans immediately and bankrupt his already bankrupt ass.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 04:45 PM

11. Yeah, cause that worked so well with the tariffs.

Idiots.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 06:32 PM

13. FFS, trumpie - mature.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 06:49 PM

15. Nothing about this approach is likely to ahve a positive outcome for the US.

Nothing at all.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 07:08 PM

18. now all we need is war with China

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 07:13 PM

19. i keep waiting for these morons to put one step right.

imma die wating.
also, imma win my body count bet w my trumpkin.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2020, 12:41 AM

22. Sometimes it's better

to let things go, despite a desire to "get even." We teach our children this stuff. Unfortunately for us, we have a juvenile pRes who won't listen and can't be reasoned with.

He'll keep on until he has our economy broken beyond repair. Just look at everything that we import from China. "Made in China." There are many people who think that we have too much dependency on China, but we made that decision years ago, and we can't just decide to not pay our debts, nor can we decide to not import anything from China.

We need a well reasoned effort for adjustment. I think that no one is fooled anymore by Trump and his histrionics that he uses to distract us
from the fact that he effed up and is continuing to eff up. This is all over the election and our determination that he needs to go, along with his idiot advisors and sycophants.

All I would gently discuss with the Chinese is what are they going to do to curb those open air markets. Because there is so much that we do not understand about this virus and what is going on with it, we cannot know all there is to know about that bio lab. We just can't. And Trump's bluster, his threats, and desire to blame the Chinese won't fly with other adults who are busy legitimately fighting a world pandemic.

Oh, I am so tired of Trump. So tired of this crap. Can we please get a divorce from him? Please? Please? Let's pay him to go away. Him and all his friends. Let's make an exception, a one-off Fuck You, and offer to pay him to disappear.

Everyone has a price. What's his? Someone ask him.

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