Returning to the White House from Camp David overlooking the threats of Hurricane Dorian to the eastern coast states, President Donald Trump has got back to work on his fight against the bigger threat, Chairman Xi Jinping and his communist regime.
The president had his latest tweet on China on Monday, “We are doing very well in our negotiation with China. While I am sure they would love to be dealing with a new administration so they could continue their practice of ‘rip off USA’ ($600 B/year), 16 months PLUS is a long time to be hemorrhaging jobs and companies on a long-shot. And then, think that what happens to China when I win. Deal would get MUCH TOUGHER! In the meantime, China’s supply chain will crumble and businesses, jobs and money will be gone!”
Trump reinforced the statement that he is “the chosen one” to take on China by saying, ” The Chinese are very adept at not accepting anything. You’ve got to be very tough, and that’s what Trump is doing.”
Trump was so angry after China’s trade retaliation that he wanted to double tariffs, according to sources from at least three officials of Trump’s administration, CNBC reported.
These two days, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is meeting with world leaders in Belgium. This is a surprise visit arranged at the last minute, the U.S. State Department announced on Sunday, and it is rare that Pompeo did not have the press accompanying him on the travel.
Pompeo told about his meetings in Belgium hours ago in his tweets, “Always good to touch base with @jensstoltenberg on the many issues NATO addresses. The United States stands shoulder to shoulder with @NATO Allies to meet shared security challenges.”
“Thanks to all who supported my meetings in Brussels. This year, @NATO marked 70 years and remains one of the strongest alliances in history. The U.S. continues to engage the #EU through meaningful multilateralism. The bonds between Europe and North America remain steadfast.”
Before his trip to Europe, the Secretary of State had taken on China of its violations in Xinjiang, tweeting “I am appalled by reports of China’s inhumane treatment of #Uighurs & the detention of Chinese Muslims in internment camps. If China had nothing to hide, it would allow UN unfettered access to #Xinjiang.”
Also in Europe, Vice President Mike Pence signed an agreement with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to exclude Huawei’s 5G deal in Polland.
This deal in Warsaw came during a global battle against Huawei over network security and fears of Chinese access. The US and Poland declared Monday that suppliers of 5G network equipment should be rigorously evaluated for foreign government control.
John Bolton, assistant to President Trump for National Security Affairs, said: “Today the United States and Poland agreed to strengthen cooperation on securing the 5G telecommunications network. The United States encourages all nations to ensure that only trusted telecom suppliers participate in their networks.”
On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence continues his trip to Ireland and he stays in Trump’s hotel there. The Vice President said in his talk with Taoiseach Varadkar of Ireland, “As the United States continues our negotiations with China for a free and fair reciprocal trade deal, as you and I discussed today, the United States urges Ireland and all our allies in Europe to reject equipment that could compromise the integrity of our shared telecom infrastructure.”
Later in a Joint Press Statement, Mike Pence added, “But we also look forward to discussing opportunities for greater cooperation on defense against shared threats, including terrorism and cyber threats.”
Mike Pence said, “It is well known that Chinese law requires Chinese telecom companies to provide Beijing’s vast security apparatus with access to any data that touches their network. And we believe, in the United States, that there’s no place for untrusted vendors anywhere in our secure 5G supply chain. And we’re working with telecom companies across the world to develop 5G alternatives to Huawei.”
Amid the crisis in Hong Kong and the threat of Communist China to wage a war against Taiwan, the United States and its allies see the urgency to strengthen cooperation in Europe and the Indo-Pacific.
“Our two nations have pledged greater cooperation in the fight against terrorism, strengthening cooperation between the European Union and NATO,” said Pence, “And also, we continue to seek ways to preserve the integrity of our information networks.”
The Vice President is to meet with British new Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the following days, according to the White House.
Eight warships, four aircraft and more than 1,000 personnel from the United States and 10 Southeast Asian countries will join maritime drills kicking off on Monday, as part of a joint exercise extending into the flashpoint South China Sea, according to Aljazeera.
The first ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise between the regional bloc and Washington will last for five days, starting at the Sattahip Naval Base inThailand and ending in Singapore.
The drills come at a time of stepped-up US engagement in the region and tensions between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations over the South China Sea, parts of which are claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Coled by the US and Royal Thai navies, the exercises will stretch into “international waters in Southeast Asia, including the Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea” before concluding in Singapore, according to a statement from the US embassy in Bangkok.
At this moment, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper embarks Wednesday, September 4, to visit Stuttgart, London and Paris to meet with U.S. and ally leaders.
According to the Department of Defense, in Stuttgart, Secretary Esper will meet with combatant commanders for U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command. They will discuss taking care of military families and building partnership opportunities that directly support National Defense Strategy objectives.
Throughout his trip, Secretary Esper will meet with key leaders to reaffirm defense relationships and conduct bilateral and multilateral meetings with senior officials.
The message is clearly sent to the Communist Regime in Beijing: The United States and its allies are fully ready for war if the CCP dictatorship dares to start one.
Everything is just beginning.
By Cloudy Seagail