Fareed Zakaria: Trump decided to fold on this


CNN's Fareed Zakaria gives his take on why President Trump's "phase one" trade deal was a win for Beijing and why a Democratic president probably wouldn't have done any better. #CNN #News

87 Comments on "Fareed Zakaria: Trump decided to fold on this"

  1. Hope Forbetter | January 19, 2020 at 10:16 AM | Reply

    A China Deal? Trump needed to present a win., and his supporters are ready to buy any of Trump’s theatrics!

    • FAKE NEWS…America Has Never Been This Good…Best President Ever Fool.

    • This is how the MSM keep the left in the dark. This video didn’t address any facts, just presented the message; Trump bad.
      In just a few days, the rest of us will fully understand this deal, while the left will still be; Trump bad.

    • Marcus Fitzgerald | January 19, 2020 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      @Ron Wuerch best president ever…to the Russians, Saudis and the white nationalists jackasses.

  2. The Wretched Of The Earth | January 19, 2020 at 10:45 AM | Reply

    China, a communist country, currently has more than half the world’s investment in artificial intelligence whereas the US, the top capitist nation, is clamoring for factory and coal jobs. Hilarious.

  3. Maga products are still made in China.

  4. Who can believe Trump went bankrupt while selling alcohol in America! alcohol!!! it is like there is no deal trump can complete. He has gone bankrupt in all industries from aviation, to entertainment, to tv shows, to education, this stable genius deal maker is just pathetic.

    • @Xbox Terbaik If wall streate is at a record high level, it is not a fact that everything is going well. Low interest rates and tax relief for the wealthiest and businesses is why stocks is at record high levels.
      Trump runs the country on borrowed money that goes back to the richest. Budget deficits of over a trillion are added up. the debt was 23 trillion at the end of 2019.
      Ask anyone about this and how it will turn out when the bubble bursts again.
      Then the budget must be balanced again and the debt must be paid in.
      Then the richest have again thrown the cards on the stock exchange and the people are left with the debt. Something that involves you and me.

    • Born In Shithole Country 🤣🤣🤣 no cupcake, i just like fucking with fools.
      Thanks for taking the bait you just made my day. Fucking keyboard warrior, you lose again

    • Patrick Bullard | January 19, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      @Phouphet Bounsana Is he though? Nobody really knows…

    • Patrick Bullard | January 19, 2020 at 8:19 PM | Reply

      @Josey Wales lol you mad!

    • Patrick Bullard | January 19, 2020 at 8:20 PM | Reply

      @Spudnick J Quesanar Is he though? Nobody really knows… All we really know is that he is an obvious documented criminal.

  5. China came to a dinner party,ate all our food and we are left to lick the empty plates.Great deal,China please come again!!!

  6. He’s desperate for deal of any kind to take attention away from how much crap he’s in right now…he’d sign anything and try and spin it into “the best deal ever!”

    • @Hoehner Tim Check your facts “son”…holding back the funds for the Ukraine approved by congress IS a crime.

    • @Douglas If its a crime why hasnt he been charged with a crime? The only crime is the crooked Dems and the FBI falsfying documents

    • @Peter McCoy He can’t be charged with a crime, he’s the president…he CAN be impeached and that’s what’s going on.

  7. Trump couldn’t negotiate with China I thought he was the best…SMH

  8. You mean it’s not the best deal ever!?

  9. Future Isscary | January 19, 2020 at 11:38 AM | Reply

    So much for the greatest negotiator, the greatest dealmaker ever. SAD and WRONG

    • @Keion Chase oh you mean Trump should be as smart as Obama? I 😂 give Iran a billion dollars 😂🤣

    • Colin James ..Obama didn’t,t have much choice since it was their money and interest .
      You need to gets the facts

    • Marcus Fitzgerald | January 19, 2020 at 7:53 PM | Reply

      @MatterIsNotSolid liberals eat the lies? You’re the dumb asses who believe the word of a lying conman who’s told thousands of proven lies.

    • Marcus Fitzgerald | January 19, 2020 at 7:55 PM | Reply

      @Robert Clawson you believe a con who ran a fake university where he ripped thousands of dumb asses like yourself instead? What does that say about you comrade?

    • @Steve steve prove it

  10. trump couldn’t negotiate his way out of a wet paper bag! He’s a loser and the Chinese know that.

  11. The most hilarious thing is that there was no need for a trade deal at all 😂😂😂 trump created this whole problem and then made it worse… now China has permanently changed suppliers of various goods that it use to buy from the USA… trump’s made the USA losers in his fraud trade deal….

    • Sadly this is true.

    • Born In Shithole Country | January 19, 2020 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      @Samurai Jack Where did you get your Econ degree numbnuts?

    • Trump did add the final screw up in a long series of screwups. My opinion before the election was it’s fine if he tears up TPP so long as he replaces with something negotiated on behalf of the people and not corporate interests in place. TPP was written by big money interests. But the underlying goal was to strengthen our trade alliances with other countries trading with China and force them with concerted economic pressure into a framework of U.S. design. Going solo with sanctions only accelerated the plan they had to go down. Broadly, they leveraged the one advantage they had which was a massive cheap labor force to build an export based economy. 2)next, convert to a domestic markets driven economy. While setting up part 3 with tech transfer and research stealing. 3) skill up their population and research centers to make use of ripped IP and leapfrog to the front. 4) ongoing, get countries in debt to you and diversify their resource and food supply lines, while strengthening trade partners. Silk Road/Golden Belt. This was coming anyway and they knew it. Only now, not under a framework controlled by us, we unilaterally act to little effect. They slip out from the debt and trade symbiosis while we have a hammer of debt hanging over us. They will become a world reserve currency like us with all the advantages. We wasted so much money on war and corporate giveaways while they saved and invested in themselves. We as a people were duped into forgetting that the real strength of the U.S. was a hard working, educated work force that lead to innovation. You can disagree with me and that’s of course your right, but it’s very similar to what we did post-WW2 while Europe and Russia were shelled out. As for innovation, go on Arxiv and look at papers on ML. Read names and you will figure out quickly that we need immigrants to keep our edge. We have screwed up education with anti-intellectualism so much that were are in a bad spot.

  12. The word isn’t “fold.”
    It’s “bent.”
    Trump bent over for China.

    • I always find bent comments on CNN from libtards

    • Glen Baker report my comment all you want P**** YOU CANT HANDLE THE FACT B****💁🏼‍♀️

    • Ivan McBleedy yep, you nailed it.
      But no one seems to notice, that for three years America has been bending over while Trump gets his.
      I don’t believe him actually saying this but it looks like Trump bent over to take one for Merica.
      Imagine that Trump being a team player. Oh god. now he’s got me bullshitting the American people.😳

  13. Weak man! He sold out our position on the world stage and LOST!

    • @Rachel Ash Sit down, yenta.

    • @Ibot JR Men tell women to do womanly things. Real women do womanly things. Nothing sexist at all about that.

    • Marcus Fitzgerald | January 19, 2020 at 8:26 PM | Reply

      @bUH sNUH it was commie loving trump saluting a communist general on his photo op trip to North Korea.

    • Y B Sad, if you consistently get your from credible sources than numb nuts Fox News you’ll know Democrats are winning redistricting lawsuits across the country. And popular vote will go to the Democrats again…you loss sucker haha!

  14. We need to be smart, Oh yeah we have trump, forget that

  15. This was a surprisingly insightful piece. I’m genuinely impressed.

  16. Bang on analysis.

  17. 4:22 – “With China, the challenge is not how tough you can be, but how smart.” Says all that needs to be said. And our “very stable genius” isn’t up to the challenge.

  18. Pauline Ikogho | January 19, 2020 at 12:40 PM | Reply

    The self proclaimed deal maker.

    • Born In Shithole Country ,Putin must be getting scared, he has hired so many trolls….or are you guys some sort of slaves?

    • Born In Shithole Country | January 19, 2020 at 6:12 PM | Reply

      @Hawi Jack Oh hi stupid, your little tinfoil hat Russia conspiracy is as dead as your last brain cell.

    • Born In Shithole Country | January 19, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      @John Patriot eagle freedom boner I think you suffer from menstrual brain cramps.

    • Trump’s going to win again
      I’m an independent
      Go ahead and call me a Russian troll😁

    • Born In Shithole Country | January 19, 2020 at 7:55 PM | Reply

      @Barry Sutton Polling at Trump ralies over the last 3 months has been 40-50% Democrat and Independent voters. Add that support to the huge windfall coming from the black community and it will be a historic landslide the likes that has never been seen before. These idiots have their head in the sand in denial over how much pain the next 5 years will cause them.

  19. #3 is going to do a lot of “folding” at the hands of his cellmate…..

  20. “Had a Democrat been in the White House, the outcome wounldn;t probably be any different” Well first of all, they wouldn’t have started the trade war to begin with.

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