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Japan and Europe counter Trump with colossal trade deal

Source: Washington Post

Thirty years ago, as Donald Trump gave what is widely considered to be the first campaign speech of his career, he criticized one country above all for cheating the United States in trade: Japan.

On Thursday, Japan took on the mantle of the global rules-based trading system, as it sidestepped a failing trade agreement with the United States to forge a historic new pact with the European Union.

Leaders from Japan and the European Union on Thursday announced their agreement on the broad strokes of a trade deal that will cover nearly 30 percent of the global economy, 10 percent of the world's population and 40 percent of global trade.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/07/06/europe-and-japan-announce-trade-deal-to-rival-nafta/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.d7a5101be5d8

Trump creating jobs all over the world as countries decide to form alliances against us. So much winning.

Last night, when I went to sleep, I thought "there is nothing more SCROTUS can do to outrage me,"

Boy, was I wrong.

Can someone please tell me another time in American history than an American president went to a foreign nation, made a public speech, and bashed the American intelligence, the American media, and the previous sitting American president?

Really. Has that ever happened before??
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