Trump Tweets: It’s a Wrap at the G20 Summit

Trump Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Monday.

It’s July 1st.

On Thursday July 4th, America will celebrate Independence Day.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to testify before Congress on the 17th of July. That’s sixteen days from now, but nobody’s counting right????

Since the last Trump Tweets thread from Friday the President has tweeted 13 times.

He has not tweeted for Monday so far.

Many media sources reported that this tweet, was the only official invitation made to Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea.

More on this tweet at the end of the article.

Highlights from his appearance at the G20 Summit. The video does contain a President Trump voice over, in where he thanks Japan for hosting the event.

Similar to the results from the G20 Summit in Argentina, President Trump and President of China Xi Jinping, held a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summitt in Japan.

As CNBC News explains Chinese media outlets reported the meeting took about 80 minutes, with the two countries agreeing to delay additional tariffs while keeping the current tariffs in place, in order to renew trade negations between the two countries.

The Washington Post explains that along with delaying any new or additional tariffs on Chinese imports, President Trump has also agreed to allow products to be sold to the embattled Chinese telecommunications company Huawei.

Last month the Commerce Department halted sales to the company “because it imperiled U.S. National Security.”

As to China purchasing “large amounts of agricultural product form our great Farmers,” during a press conference Saturday morning from Japan, the President offered few details.

President Trump’s full presser, cued to the first Question asked by reporters.

Highlights from the White House transcript regarding renewed U.S./China trade talks.

On how renewed negotiations will play out.

Trump: We discussed — we did discuss numerous other things.  We mentioned Huawei.  I said, “We’ll have to save that until the very end.  We’ll have to see.”

On Huawei.

Trump: One of the things I will allow, however, is — a lot of people are surprised — we send and we sell to Huawei a tremendous amount of product that goes into the various things that they make.  And I said that that’s okay, that we will keep selling that product.  These are American companies, John, that make product.  And that’s very complex, by the way.  Highly scientific.

And in some cases, we’re the ones that do it and we’re the only ones that do it.  We’re the only ones with the technology.  What we’ve done in Silicon Valley is incredible actually.  And nobody has been able to compete with it.  And I’ve agreed — and pretty easily — I’ve agreed to allow them to continue to sell that product so American companies will continue.  And they were having a problem.  The companies were not exactly happy that they couldn’t sell because they had nothing to do with whatever was potentially happening with respect to Huawei.  So I did do that.

Education and Students.

Trump: We talked about education and students.  Somebody was saying it was harder for a Chinese students to come in.  And that’s something that if it were — it somebody viewed it that way, I don’t.  We want to have Chinese students come and use our great schools, our great universities.  They’ve been great students and tremendous assets.  But we did discuss it.  It was brought up as a point, and I said that will be just like anybody else, just like any other nation.

And we’re actually going to a point where, you know, we’re looking that if you graduate from a college, because our great companies — we talk about Silicon Valley and other places — we have a problem in this — in our country that you graduate number one in your class from the best school in the country, and they say you have to leave; we can’t keep them.  And we’re going to make it — we’re going to call it the “smart person’s waiver.”  But we’re going to make it so that they can not only stay but maybe they have access to green cards.  We want to keep these people here.

On purchasing more U.S. agricultural product.

From his opening statement prior to the Q&A.

Trump: China is going to start — they’re going to be consulting with us, and they’re going to start spending money, even during the negotiation, to our farmers, our great farmers in the Midwest.  I call them the “great patriots” because that’s what they are.  They’re patriots.  And China is going to be buying a tremendous amount of food and agricultural product, and they’re going to start that very soon, almost immediately.  We’re going to give them lists of things that we’d like them to buy.

From the Q&A.

Trump: That could happen [China could pull back from talks] But we’re holding on tariffs and they’re going to buy farm product.  So, you know — so — but that could happen, John.

This is not the first time that President Trump mentioned China’s intent to purchase more agricultural product from the U.S.

Since that tweet last May, the President has also approved two farm bailouts, the first for $12 billion and the most recent amounting to $16 billion.

The above is the full joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Highlight clips from his Japan trip.

The Epoch Times reports that the new monthly poll from the Farm Journal, shows that farmers and ranchers “continue to approve of how President Trump is handling his job.”

According to the article, The Farm Journal pulse poll is sent via text, to 5,000 farmers and asks the simple question, ““Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?” It’s the only question asked in the monthly text poll.

Out of those 5,000 farmers, “1,129 responded to the survey. Out of those, 50 percent said they “strongly approve” of the way Trump is handling the presidency, with another 24 percent saying that they “somewhat approve.””

President Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the DMZ.

On Monday The New York Times reported, that while the meeting between President Trump and Jong-un, was an impromptu visit, for weeks prior to that meeting an idea has been “taking shape inside the Trump administration that officials hope might create a foundation for a new round of negotiations.”

According to the article the idea, “would amount to a nuclear freeze, one that essentially enshrines the status quo, and tacitly accepts the North as a nuclear power.”

I found one article posted at The Wall Street Journal that mentions 1997, under a photograph the caption reads, “The S&P 500 finished Friday up 17% this year, marking its best first half since 1997.”

The title of the article: As Stocks Hover Near Records, Growth Worries Linger

For what it’s worth, I google searched the quote, and searched it via the Wall Street Journal search options, and returned zero results.

For Monday the President has now started to tweet, I’m sure that shocks everyone.

He has tweeted 6 7 times so far.

North reports that Governor Phil Murphy’s state budget has been rejected for the second time.

According to the article, the plan included raising the tax rate on incomes, “over $1 million from 8.97 percent to 10.75, an idea he has embraced since he was a candidate in 2017.”

See all of the above.

The video clip is 55 seconds long, it includes highlights from his remarks over the weekend to U.S. troops. His full remarks can be found @ the White

Trump: I’m thrilled to be here this afternoon with the very heroic men and women of the U.S. Air Forces Korea…

Trump: 330 million American hearts beat with a gratitude for your selfless service…

Trump: You stand ready to vanquish any danger and deliver the full might of American justice whenever and wherever duty calls….

Trump: You’re prepared to deter, defeat, and defend against any threat.  You live by the famous U.S. Forces Korea motto: “We Go Together.”…

Trump: You’re writing the next chapter in a legacy passed down from generation to generation…

Trump: And through all 243 years of glorious American liberty…

Trump: the most extraordinary warriors ever to walk the face of the Earth…

Trump:  And, I can tell you, there’s nobody that respects the military more than your President…

For editorial thoughts on President Trump meeting with Kim Jong-un @ the News Blender.

I’m just putting these here while I figure out why he is blasting New York AG and Governor Cuomo.

For what’s it worth.

As the News Blender reported in October of 2018, the New York AG called the Trump Foundation a “shell company.”

That was after it was announced in June of 2018, that New York was suing the Family run foundation after an investigation, which was started in summer of 2016, revealed the org., had failed to follow New York state charity laws.

The Foundation which as since be dissolved according to the lawsuit, gave, “in-kind donations of $2.8 million dollars to the Trump Campaign,” as the News Blender reported at the time, President Trump via tweet called the move, “politically motivated.”

Mediaite is reporting that it isn’t clear what triggered the 4 tweets regarding the New York AG investigation into the Foundation.

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