President Trump to sign ‘Phase One’ of China trade deal | USA TODAY


The U.S. and China will signal a truce in their nearly two-year trade war when President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He sign a limited trade agreement at the White House.

RELATED: How President Donald Trump's tariffs & trade wars affect the U.S.

Trump boasts that the deal is “large and comprehensive” – a “big, beautiful monster” is how he described it last week in Toledo – and contends that it will open the door to further talks that could lead to an even broader agreement.

But analysts question how much the U.S. really got out of the initial agreement, other than a commitment from China to boost its purchase of American goods and services by $200 billion over the next two years.

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40 Comments on "President Trump to sign ‘Phase One’ of China trade deal | USA TODAY"

  1. Biggest deal of century!
    People ask what will this deal do for me…!
    It will create your job.
    Demand for USA product and service just got through.
    Now it’s up to USA workers to fulfill the demand.
    End result higher wages and prosperity for poor and middle class.

    • Linda Huckabee | January 15, 2020 at 3:16 PM | Reply

      That is a shame and your supposed to be fair.

    • @Liza Tanzawa I’m not rich.
      Trump is the best thing for my 401k..
      Look at wage growth.

    • Its not like banks are going to give loans to anyone looking to get into the farming undustry. So monopolies will own/run the fsrming industry…and Drunkp just chased all of the agricultural labor pool out…so, WHO will take these jobs, at $8/hr? Not Americans..not people who have bills to pay! Like I said, why should I be happy for a bunch of Corp assholes??
      Remember #OccupyWallStreet? Its only gotten worse!!
      Cost of living goes up, land value goes up, while home values are dropping. “Actual” wages haven’t gone up for decades and Trump has just raised our Debt, after OBAMA(of all people) was able to lower it. Corp debt is 10 trillion, or so, cobsumer debt is in the trillions, and our Gov’t debt is probably even worse than our analysts believe.
      This has been a 12 year long “Snatch and Grab”!. Both sides are working for “The man”….while thei reigns are tightening. (Trump EXTENDED the Patriot Act, in last “Federal Budget Omnibus Package”)
      Prison reform hasn’t happened, there’s no plan for drug epidenic, banks are just sitting on their money, the Fed dumped TRILLIONS into our economy, last year, but nobody’s taking about THAT!
      Wheres the silver lining?
      Start your own business, but keep your fingers crossed. that you’ll get paid, by people like Trump….because they’re hoarding all of the money!
      The US is one giant Pyramid Scheme!

    • @Don Patterson spam.

    • @H Pn No, I don’t eat spam, but I also am an Independent…an honest Independent

  2. Hmmm. Why didn’t he sell us out like the last administration? He could have been even richer with lucrative speaking engagements after leaving office? I guess he cared about his country. Who would have thought that was possible in a President. Go get’em Mr President!

    • You mean Trump? He DID sell us out. Trade war, U.S. farmers lose the Chinese soybean market, billionaires in Brazil BURN THE AMAZON TO PLANT SOYBEANS FOR CHINA. And THEN Trump eases the trade war. Seriously, he’s almost worse than Obama. And they told the SAME LIES (healthcare for all, end the damn wars, even tax the rich more!!) Both parties are killing us.

    • @Liza Tanzawa You are truly unreal. Trade war busted china in the chops, that’s why they negotiated phase one. US farmers have billions more soybeans than before which was part of the trade deal. When did he say healthcare for all, Huh? ISIS is wracked thanks to Trump. Guess you want all troops to come home so that ISIS can reconstitute and blow up your town one day. Then you’ll cry like a baby why didn’t we do something. Wakeup and get real.

  3. Deal ??? The art of screwing the deal. Con Don backed down and China won the battle.

  4. A NORMAL POKÉ BALL | January 15, 2020 at 1:54 PM | Reply

    Very niiice

  5. from 1850 to 1937 cannabidiol was used as the main medicine for over 100 primary illnesses

  6. So: Trade war, and U.S. farmers lose the Chinese soybean market. In Brazil, Trump’s pal Bolsonaro and his billionaire buddies BURN THE AMAZON TO PLANT SOYBEANS. And then Trump starts to ease up on the trade war before his 2020 election.
    American farmers who voted for Trump: THIS is your bitter harvest.

  7. Mike Pence does nothing but brown nose.

  8. This president is a total f up. Can not even fix his own policy.

  9. Start fire, put out fire, call yourself a hero.

  10. Trump is acting 🙊🙉🙈 compared to the Chinese?
    Trump is to full of himself ………

  11. I feeling bet China keep stole technology from american, China DF-17, DF-25, DF-3, DF-41 Nclear missile kill US Navy Carrier and nuclear strike Taiwan and Japanese, China 6th next-generation aircraft stealth stole from American, if American economy close with China worst than North korean….

  12. Trump 2020!

  13. can anybody show me what is in the deal? haha

  14. President Trump and his Chinese equivalent Vice Premiere signed a great trade deal.

  15. The United States has become a hooligan in recent years, assassinating people it dislikes, even Epstein, while the media say the Communist Party of China is Hitler. Ridiculous.

  16. Unreal! The Giants teamed up!!

  17. Trump admires big, strong dictators like Xi and Putin. He would waste no time to unzip their pants and give them BJs.

  18. Gothic Dragon warrior Queen | January 15, 2020 at 7:49 PM | Reply

    HOORAY for President Donald Trump!!!🇺🇸🙂❤⚘🌈🦄🦋

  19. sentenial xmen | January 15, 2020 at 8:48 PM | Reply

    What Trump is saying is that America will have the biggest peace of pie in China’s market.

  20. sentenial xmen | January 15, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

    Well this trade deal with definitely a big deal.

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