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July 20, 2018 Tweet - "Farmers have been on a downward trend for 15 years. The price of soybeans has fallen 50% since 5 years before the Election. A big reason is bad (terrible) Trade Deals with other countries. They put on massive Tariffs and Barriers. Canada charges 275% on Dairy. Farmers will WIN!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
July 20, 2018 Tweet - "China, the European Union and others have been manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower, while the U.S. is raising rates while the dollars gets stronger and stronger with each passing day - taking away our big competitive edge. As usual, not a level playing field.......The United States should not be penalized because we are doing so well. Tightening now hurts all that we have done. The U.S. should be allowed to recapture what was lost due to illegal currency manipulation and BAD Trade Deals. Debt coming due & we are raising rates - Really?" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
July 18, 2018 Tweet - "3.4 million jobs created since our great Election Victory - far greater than ever anticipated, and only getting better as new and greatly improved Trade Deals start coming to fruition!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
July 11, 2018 Remarks by Vice President Pence at Rockwell Collins Mike Pence Cedar Rapids, IA
July 3, 2018 Tweet - "The economy is doing perhaps better than ever before, and that's prior to fixing some of the worst and most unfair Trade Deals ever made by any country. In any event, they are coming along very well. Most countries agree that they must be changed, but nobody ever asked!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 27, 2018 Tweet - "Toured the great ports along the Amazon River this afternoon. The U.S. and Brazil have great opportunity to grow our economies further through trade deals that are FAIR and reciprocal." Mike Pence Unknown
June 26, 2018 Tweet - "Early this year Harley-Davidson said they would move much of their plant operations in Kansas City to Thailand. That was long before Tariffs were announced. Hence, they were just using Tariffs/Trade War as an excuse. Shows how unbalanced & unfair trade is, but we will fix it....." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 26, 2018 Tweet - "....We are finishing our study of Tariffs on cars from the E.U. in that they have long taken advantage of the U.S. in the form of Trade Barriers and Tariffs. In the end it will all even out - and it won't take very long!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 26, 2018 Tweet - "....We are getting other countries to reduce and eliminate tariffs and trade barriers that have been unfairly used for years against our farmers, workers and companies. We are opening up closed markets and expanding our footprint. They must play fair or they will pay tariffs!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 25, 2018 Tweet - "Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag. I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse - be patient! #MAGA" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 24, 2018 Tweet - "The United States is insisting that all countries that have placed artificial Trade Barriers and Tariffs on goods going into their country, remove those Barriers & Tariffs or be met with more than Reciprocity by the U.S.A. Trade must be fair and no longer a one way street!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 22, 2018 Tweet - "Based on the Tariffs and Trade Barriers long placed on the U.S. and it great companies and workers by the European Union, if these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20% Tariff on all of their cars coming into the U.S. Build them here!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 18, 2018 Statement from the President Regarding Trade with China Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 15, 2018 Statement by the President Regarding Trade with China Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 10, 2018 Tweet - "Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay? Not fair to the PEOPLE of America! $800 Billion Trade Deficit.......And add to that the fact that the U.S. pays close to the entire cost of NATO-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on Trade (they pay only a fraction of the cost-and laugh!). The European Union had a $151 Billion Surplus-should pay much more for Military!....Germany pays 1% (slowly) of GDP towards NATO, while we pay 4% of a MUCH larger GDP. Does anybody believe that makes sense? We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on Trade. Change is coming!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 10, 2018 Tweet - "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal. According to a Canada release, they make almost 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%. Then Justin acts hurt when called out!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 10, 2018 Tweet - "Sorry, we cannot let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on Trade anymore. We must put the American worker first!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 9, 2018 Tweet - "PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he "will not be pushed around." Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 9, 2018 Tweet - "Just left the @G7 Summit in beautiful Canada. Great meetings and relationships with the six Country Leaders especially since they know I cannot allow them to apply large Tariffs and strong barriers to......U.S.A. Trade. They fully understand where I am coming from. After many decades, fair and reciprocal Trade will happen!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 9, 2018 Tweet - "Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 9, 2018 Tweet - "The United States will not allow other countries to impose massive Tariffs and Trade Barriers on its farmers, workers and companies. While sending their product into our country tax free. We have put up with Trade Abuse for many decades -- and that is long enough." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 8, 2018 Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 8, 2018 Tweet - "Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries. If it doesn't happen, we come out even better!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 8, 2018 Tweet - "Canada charges the U.S. a 270% tariff on Dairy Products! They didn't tell you that, did they? Not fair to our farmers!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 8, 2018 Tweet - "I am heading for Canada and the G-7 for talks that will mostly center on the long time unfair trade practiced against the United States. From there I go to Singapore and talks with North Korea on Denuclearization. Won't be talking about the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax for a while!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 8, 2018 Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada Before Bilateral Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Charlevoix, Canada
June 7, 2018 Tweet - "Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the U.S. and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things...but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy -- hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 7, 2018 Tweet - "PM Abe and I are also working to improve the trading relationship between the U.S. and Japan, something we have to do. The U.S. seeks a bilateral deal with Japan that is based on the principle of fairness and reciprocity. We're working hard to reduce our trade imbalance..." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 7, 2018 Tweet - "Why isn't the European Union and Canada informing the public that for years they have used massive Trade Tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers against the U.S. Totally unfair to our farmers, workers & companies. Take down your tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 7, 2018 Tweet - "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the U.S. massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers. The EU trade surplus with the U.S. is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out. Look forward to seeing them tomorrow." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 4, 2018 Tweet - "The U.S. has made such bad trade deals over so many years that we can only WIN!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 4, 2018 Tweet - "Farmers have not been doing well for 15 years. Mexico, Canada, China and others have treated them unfairly. By the time I finish trade talks, that will change. Big trade barriers against U.S. farmers, and other businesses, will finally be broken. Massive trade deficits no longer!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 4, 2018 Tweet - "China already charges a tax of 16% on soybeans. Canada has all sorts of trade barriers on our Agricultural products. Not acceptable!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 2, 2018 Tweet - "When you're almost 800 Billion Dollars a year down on Trade, you can't lose a Trade War! The U.S. has been ripped off by other countries for years on Trade, time to get smart!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 2, 2018 Tweet - "The United States must, at long last, be treated fairly on Trade. If we charge a country ZERO to sell their goods, and they charge us 25, 50 or even 100 percent to sell ours, it is UNFAIR and can no longer be tolerated. That is not Free or Fair Trade, it is Stupid Trade!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 1, 2018 Tweet - "Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly for a very long period of time. Highly restrictive on Trade! They must open their markets and take down their trade barriers! They report a really high surplus on trade with us. Do Timber & Lumber in U.S.?" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
May 23, 2018 Tweet - "Our Trade Deal with China is moving along nicely, but in the end we will probably have to use a different structure in that this will be too hard to get done and to verify results after completion." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
May 23, 2018 Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
May 21, 2018 Tweet - "I ask Senator Chuck Schumer, why didn't President Obama & the Democrats do something about Trade with China, including Theft of Intellectual Property etc.? They did NOTHING! With that being said, Chuck & I have long agreed on this issue! Fair Trade, plus, with China will happen!" Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
May 19, 2018 Joint Statement of the United States and China Regarding Trade Consultations Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
May 18, 2018 President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 20 through May 26, 2018, as World Trade Week Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
May 15, 2018 Tweet - "Trade negotiations are continuing with China. They have been making hundreds of billions of dollars a year from the U.S., for many years. Stay tuned!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
May 13, 2018 Tweet - "China and the United States are working well together on trade, but past negotiations have been so one sided in favor of China, for so many years, that it is hard for them to make a deal that benefits both countries. But be cool, it will all work out!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
May 9, 2018 Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Working Lunch with the Council of the Americas on U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere Mike Pence Washington, DC
May 2, 2018 Tweet - "Our great financial team is in China trying to negotiate a level playing field on trade! I look forward to being with President Xi in the not too distant future. We will always have a good (great) relationship!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
May 1, 2018 Tweet - "Delegation heading to China to begin talks on the Massive Trade Deficit that has been created with our Country. Very much like North Korea, this should have been fixed years ago, not now. Same with other countries and NAFTA...but it will all get done. Great Potential for USA!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 24, 2018 Remarks by President Trump and President Macron Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
April 23, 2018 Tweet - "Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S. We may make this a condition of the new NAFTA Agreement. Our Country cannot accept what is happening! Also, we must get Wall funding fast." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 17, 2018 Tweet - "While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don't like the deal for the United States. Too many contingencies and no way to get out if it doesn't work. Bilateral deals are far more efficient, profitable and better for OUR workers. Look how bad WTO is to U.S." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 13, 2018 President Donald J. Trump's Weekly Address Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 12, 2018 Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Governors and Members of Congress Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
April 12, 2018 Tweet - "Would only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama. We already have BILATERAL deals with six of the eleven nations in TPP, and are working to make a deal with the biggest of those nations, Japan, who has hit us hard on trade for years!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "Very thankful for President Xi of China's kind words on tariffs and automobile barriers...also, his enlightenment on intellectual property and technology transfers. We will make great progress together!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 9, 2018 Remarks by President Trump at Cabinet Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 9, 2018 Tweet - "When a car is sent to the United States from China, there is a Tariff to be paid of 2 1/2%. When a car is sent to China from the United States, there is a Tariff to be paid of 25%. Does that sound like free or fair trade. No, it sounds like STUPID TRADE - going on for years!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 8, 2018 Tweet - "President Xi and I will always be friends, no matter what happens with our dispute on trade. China will take down its Trade Barriers because it is the right thing to do. Taxes will become Reciprocal & a deal will be made on Intellectual Property. Great future for both countries!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 7, 2018 Tweet - "The United States hasn't had a Trade Surplus with China in 40 years. They must end unfair trade, take down barriers and charge only Reciprocal Tariffs. The U.S. is losing $500 Billion a year, and has been losing Billions of Dollars for decades. Cannot continue!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 6, 2018 Letter to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate - Adjustments to Aluminum and Steel Imports Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 6, 2018 Tweet - "China, which is a great economic power, is considered a Developing Nation within the World Trade Organization. They therefore get tremendous perks and advantages, especially over the U.S. Does anybody think this is fair. We were badly represented. The WTO is unfair to U.S." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 5, 2018 Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Additional Proposed Section 301 Remedies Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 4, 2018 Tweet - "We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 29, 2018 Letter to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate - Suspend Application of Duty-Free Treatment to all African Growth and Opportunity Act Goods Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 28, 2018 Tweet - ".@USTradeRep just announced an agreement in principle with South Korea on KORUS! A great deal for American and Korean workers. Let's now focus on our important security relationship." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 26, 2018 Tweet - "Trade talks going on with numerous countries that, for many years, have not treated the United States fairly. In the end, all will be happy!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 22, 2018 Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Tax Cuts to Put America First Event Mike Pence Manchester, NH
March 22, 2018 Tweet - "As a candidate, I pledged that if elected I would use every lawful tool to combat unfair trade, protect American workers, and defend our national security. Today, we took another critical step to fulfill that commitment. http://45.wh.gov/Section301 " Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 22, 2018 Remarks by President Trump at Signing of a Presidential Memorandum Targeting China's Economic Aggression Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
March 22, 2018 Remarks by President Trump at the Generation Next Summit Panel Discussion with Charlie Kirk Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
March 20, 2018 Presidential Message to the Congress of the United States Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 15, 2018 Tweet - "We do have a Trade Deficit with Canada, as we do with almost all countries (some of them massive). P.M. Justin Trudeau of Canada, a very good guy, doesn't like saying that Canada has a Surplus vs. the U.S.(negotiating), but they do...they almost all do...and that's how I know!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 14, 2018 Tweet - "We cannot keep a blind eye to the rampant unfair trade practices against our Country!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 12, 2018 Tweet - "Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will be speaking with representatives of the European Union about eliminating the large Tariffs and Barriers they use against the U.S.A. Not fair to our farmers and manufacturers." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 10, 2018 Tweet - "The European Union, wonderful countries who treat the U.S. very badly on trade, are complaining about the tariffs on Steel & Aluminum. If they drop their horrific barriers & tariffs on U.S. products going in, we will likewise drop ours. Big Deficit. If not, we Tax Cars etc. FAIR!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 10, 2018 Tweet - "Spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan, who is very enthusiastic about talks with North Korea. Also discussing opening up Japan to much better trade with the U.S. Currently have a massive $100 Billion Trade Deficit. Not fair or sustainable. It will all work out!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 9, 2018 Tweet - "Spoke to PM @TurnbullMalcolm of Australia. He is committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship. Working very quickly on a security agreement so we don't have to impose steel or aluminum tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 8, 2018 Tweet - "Looking forward to 3:30 P.M. meeting today at the White House. We have to protect & build our Steel and Aluminum Industries while at the same time showing great flexibility and cooperation toward those that are real friends and treat us fairly on both trade and the military." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 7, 2018 Tweet - "From Bush 1 to present, our Country has lost more than 55,000 factories, 6,000,000 manufacturing jobs and accumulated Trade Deficits of more than 12 Trillion Dollars. Last year we had a Trade Deficit of almost 800 Billion Dollars. Bad Policies & Leadership. Must WIN again! #MAGA" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 7, 2018 Tweet - "China has been asked to develop a plan for the year of a One Billion Dollar reduction in their massive Trade Deficit with the United States. Our relationship with China has been a very good one, and we look forward to seeing what ideas they come back with. We must act soon!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 6, 2018 Tweet - "The Trump Administration is cracking down on unfair trade practices & fighting for trade deals that are fair, reciprocal, and trade that puts AMERICAN JOBS AND AMERICAN WORKERS FIRST." Mike Pence Unknown
March 5, 2018 Tweet - "We have large trade deficits with Mexico and Canada. NAFTA, which is under renegotiation right now, has been a bad deal for U.S.A. Massive relocation of companies & jobs. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed. Also, Canada must.....treat our farmers much better. Highly restrictive. Mexico must do much more on stopping drugs from pouring into the U.S. They have not done what needs to be done. Millions of people addicted and dying." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 3, 2018 Tweet - "If the E.U. wants to further increase their already massive tariffs and barriers on U.S. companies doing business there, we will simply apply a Tax on their Cars which freely pour into the U.S. They make it impossible for our cars (and more) to sell there. Big trade imbalance!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 3, 2018 Tweet - "The United States has an $800 Billion Dollar Yearly Trade Deficit because of our "very stupid" trade deals and policies. Our jobs and wealth are being given to other countries that have taken advantage of us for years. They laugh at what fools our leaders have been. No more!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 2, 2018 Tweet - "When a country Taxes our products coming in at, say, 50%, and we Tax the same product coming into our country at ZERO, not fair or smart. We will soon be starting RECIPROCAL TAXES so that we will charge the same thing as they charge us. $800 Billion Trade Deficit-have no choice!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 2, 2018 Tweet - "When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don't trade anymore-we win big. It's easy!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 1, 2018 Tweet - "Our Steel and Aluminum industries (and many others) have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries from around the world. We must not let our country, companies and workers be taken advantage of any longer. We want free, fair and SMART TRADE!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 1, 2018 Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session with Representatives from the Steel and Aluminum Industry Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2018 Remarks by President Trump at 2018 White House Business Session with Governors Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2018 Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, Members of Congress, and Members of the Cabinet in Meeting on Trade Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2018 Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, Members of Congress, and Members of the Cabinet in Meeting on Trade Mike Pence Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2018 Remarks by President Trump to the World Economic Forum Pres. Donald Trump Davos, Switzerland
Jan. 23, 2018 Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Section 201 Actions Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Jan. 23, 2018 Letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the Senate - Safeguards on Imports of Residential Washers and Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
Jan. 2, 2018 Tweet - ".@POTUS Trump promised the American people to fight for trade that puts America first and benefits the American people above all else. This President has delivered." Mike Pence Unknown
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate - Trade with Argentina Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at Lunch with Republican Members of the Senate Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at Taxpayer Family Event Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2017 Remarks by President Trump Before Cabinet Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2017 Tweet - "After my tour of Asia, all Countries dealing with us on TRADE know that the rules have changed. The United States has to be treated fairly and in a reciprocal fashion. The massive TRADE deficits must go down quickly!" Pres. Donald Trump Dallas, TX
Nov. 10, 2017 Tweet - "The United States is prepared to work with each of the leaders in this room today to achieve mutually beneficial commerce that is in the interests of both your countries and mine. That is the message I am here to deliver today." Pres. Donald Trump Da Nang, Vietnam
Nov. 9, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and President Xi of China in Joint Press Statement | Beijing, China Pres. Donald Trump Beijing, China
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