The White House had been pushing back hard against Jonathan Swan of AXIOS that the republican President Donald J. Trump had been seriously giving consideration about pulling out of WTO, the World Trade Organization, but Mr. Swan was able to obtain a leaked copy of the bill that was drafted to do just that.
This is important to know because it proves that the president is literally insane when he is dealing and playing on the world stage to where he cannot be trusted to act in the US best national security interests as he heads over to the July 2018 NATO summit and his scheduled tete-a-tete with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
The president completely caved on the June 2018 one-on-one meeting that he had with the N Korean leader over US demands that N Korea agree to complete denuclearization of it nuclear weaponry. He gave the N Korean leader Kim Jong-Un the commitment to end its US-S Korean military exercises in South Korea, a suggestion presented to him by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, N Korea had been fast at work accelerating its nuclear arms capabilities.
There has been ample reporting on this:
The president has been floating the ideas of pulling US troops out of S Korea, Germany and Syria as well as considering forgiving Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Ukraine. There are numerous other examples of the President’s insane thinking when it comes to US foreign policy.
There is no good reason for the upcoming scheduled tete-a-tete between President Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland, just so the president can give away the ship on Syria to Russia and Iran.
My bet is that the President will manage to arrive a couple days early to be able to attend the last day of World Cup being hosted by Russia. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may even join them.
As per June 26, 2018 Telegraph report by Alec Luhn, “Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton is travelling to Moscow to discuss a meeting between the US president and Vladimir Putin that could coincide with the World Cup final.”
“The timing of the summit has raised questions about whether Mr Trump, who bragged this month about bringing the 2026 World Cup to North America, could defy expectations and visit the Russian capital for the denouement of the 2018 tournament.”
“Benjamin Netanyahu is also considering coming to the game, and Mahmoud Abbas has already accepted an invitation from Mr Putin to attend, raising the possibility of an Israeli-Palestinian summit at the international sporting event.”
Here is the rest of the story…
On July 1, 2018, Jonathan Swan of AXIOS penned the following report, “Exclusive: A leaked Trump bill to blow up the WTO”
Axios has obtained a leaked draft of a Trump administration bill — ordered by the president himself — that would declare America’s abandonment of fundamental World Trade Organization rules.
Why it matters: The draft legislation is stunning. The bill essentially provides Trump a license to raise U.S. tariffs at will, without congressional consent and international rules be damned.