John Fredericks’ Guest Appearance on the Al Jazeera Media Network
REPOST from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he’s headed to Virginia this weekend to help campaign for pro-Trump candidates in tough races that could determine control of the U.S. House.
Bannon said in an interview with radio show host John Fredericks that it’s crucial for President Donald Trump to maintain GOP control of the House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
Read the full report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
IT’S COMMON KNOWLEDGE that the Chinese play the long game.
It’s also becoming common knowledge that President Donald Trump plays to win — or doesn’t get in the game.
Just ask Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Experts on China believe their long-ball strategy gives the communist regime a perennial upper hand when competing with western governments, whose financial houses and political backers are petrified of any short-term market fluctuations.
Enter Trump, the world’s great disruptor, daring to challenge the biggest ruse of our lifetime expounded by the elitist ownership class: “open borders and open trade are good for you.”
Trump took a seat at the China trade table, surveyed the game, sized up his adversary and determined that he had $375 billion more chips than his Chinese counterparts.
China has been bluffing the United States on bad trade deals and product dumping since President Richard Nixon paid the country a visit in 1972.
Upon entering the World Trade Organization, the Chinese made stealing U.S. intellectual property a business rite of passage. The WTO is nothing but another globalist fantasy concoction designed to permanently commoditize U.S. workers while telling them it’s the road to world peace.
When Trump first threatened China’s President Xi Jinping with tariffs to level the playing field, Xi probably assumed it was an empty threat. He didn’t understand who he was dealing with.
After months of Trump telling Beijing, he was serious, Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs graduate Steve Mnuchin, in cahoots with his lower Manhattan and fellow Sachs alum economic adviser Gary Cohn, told Trump not to worry.
The West Wing saboteurs told Trump they got a trade concession: The Chinese would buy more soybeans at some future date.
The next day, the usual Republican open-trade orthodoxy apologists claimed victory and said: “move along now, there’s nothing to see here.”
But then a strange thing happened: Trump disputed Mnuchin’s Chamberlain-style peace-in-our-time victory and doubled down. He called China’s bluff, and the whole world was caught by surprise.
The Bejing stock market tumbled 32 percent. Chinese investors knew their gig was up.
The dire calls of gloom and doom from the typical Wall Street exploiters was the next step in stopping the permanent take-down of the globalist cheap labor hoax. We heard cries of impending financial consumer pain, such as: “You’ll pay 1 cent more per can for a six-pack of PBR” and “Your iPhone will cost $10 more!”
When that fell flat, the bankers and hedge-fund managers, whose average Wall Street salary last year was $422,500, bemoaned the coming economic Armageddon of all time.
Instead, the U.S economy is booming while setting new highs every month in virtually every category: 4.2 percent GDP growth, record numbers in job creation and higher wages. All these results have led to soaring consumer and business confidence.
Trump has maintained that he’s tired of the United States being taken advantage of. “The U.S. is no longer the piggy bank of the world,” Trump triumphantly declared in September.
The U.S. trade deficit with China in 2017 was $375 billion. That’s $375 billion more U.S. cash going to China than flows into the United States.
China’s economy is now dependent on U.S. hard currency, and the Chinese covet the buying power of the American consumer. China desperately needs the United States to buy its exports. The U.S. economy can function just fine without Chinese trade, as it did for 200 years.
For Americans, Trump’s China tariffs mean more manufacturing, more factories and better-paying jobs available for more U.S workers.
Trump has maintained that the United States is being ripped off by everybody — and that bad trade deals have proved disastrous for American workers, resulting in lost jobs and lower wages.
Even worse, the Chinese central government, through domestic subsidies, dumps futuristic products into the U.S. market at below-market prices in order to drive American companies out of business, with a long-term goal of cornering high-growth markets.
This is a trade dispute Trump can’t lose, and he knows it. He’s willing to impose another $276 billion in tariffs on China, approaching 50 percent of China’s total exports to the United States. China, on the other hand, has already run out of products they can put tariffs on.
President Xi thought Trump’s rhetoric was toothless. But Trump won’t blink on trade with China.
That means better salaries for American workers, not Wall Street elites.
“The President surrounded himself with people who didn’t support his campaign, the globalists, the elitists, the Harvard educated Rhodes scholars, CEOs of Wall Street who never wanted to see Donald J. Trump successful and unfortunately there are parts of the Woodward book which I believe to be true,” Lewandowski said.
The Bob Woodward book, “Fear,” due out today, September 11 is told mainly by disgruntled former White House employees Gary Cohn and Rob Porter and other President Trump detractors, designed to derail Trump’s America First agenda.
Along with the anonymous Op-Ed piece in last week’s New York Times, it’s a coordinated effort to influence the upcoming mid-term elections.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders sums it up nicely: “This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the President look bad.”
White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly rubbished one of Woodward’s juicier claims featured in a Washington Post excerpt, saying “I never called the President an idiot,” while Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis fired back at Woodward with both barrels, saying the author’s allegations, “were never uttered by me or in my presence…the idea that I would show contempt for the President from within DOD [Department of Defense] is a product of someone’s rich imagination.”
President Trump weighed in on Twitter, harpooning the quotes and stories in the book as “frauds, a con on the public…Woodward is a Dem operative. Nice timing!”
Meanwhile, Woodward, staring at a nice book sales payday from the Trump-haters and never-Trumpers who will surely buy the latest “See, Trump is bad!” book, told the Washington Post he stands by his reporting.
On my Sept. 5 radio show, former Trump campaign manager and POTUS informal advisor Corey Lewandowski blew the lid off the “saboteurs in the West Wing.”
Lewandowski, the co-author of the bestselling campaign book “Let Trump Be Trump” with Trump deputy campaign manager Dave Bossie, has a new expose coming out in November: “Trump-The Enemies from Within.”
Lewandowski says he’ll name names of current White House personnel who are actively and willingly undermining the President’s agenda and credibility.
“The President surrounded himself with people who didn’t support his campaign, the globalists, the elitists, the Harvard educated Rhodes scholars, CEOs of Wall Street who never wanted to see Donald Trump successful and unfortunately there are parts of the Woodward book which I believe to be true,” Lewandowski said.
“Where it says Rob Porter and Gary Cohn took papers off the President’s desk because they didn’t want him to sign it, where they thought that what the President was doing was not in the best interest of the country, because it didn’t conform to the Globalist agenda of making sure we’re not putting America first, which is what those guys believed in,” the former Trump campaign manager maintained.
“If you look at the sourcing in this book, I believe Bob Woodward has Rob Porter and Gary Cohn on tape saying these things, because they never supported the Trump agenda, they didn’t vote for him on election day, they went into the White House thinking it was going to be good for them. Don’t forget, Gary Cohn went into the White House for one year to get a massive tax break for leaving Goldman Sachs where he was never going to actually become the CEO of the company. That’s what he wanted to be, so he left that job to come to the White House.”
Lewandowski then blasted the book’s main thesis.
“The main people Woodward sourced weren’t there to serve the government. They were there to further their own professional careers. I’m sure the staff secretary [Rob Porter] thought he was going to be appointed to be a Federal judge, and that was his primary goal. I’m sure Gary Cohn thought he was going to be the next Chief of Staff or the CIA Director, which are positions that he wanted, or the Fed Chair…They weren’t there to serve the President. This was all set up by Reince Priebus at the beginning, who never supported the President, either…If Donald Trump wants to be successful, he has to make sure that people like this, that are talked about in this Woodward book, are no longer inside that building.”
Look for a major White House staff shakeup after the mid-terms, which may very well include Lewandowski and former deputy campaign chairman David Bossie taking key roles.
The anonymous op-ed penned by a White House senior official and published by the New York Times is another gutless and pathetic attempt by the neanderthal Never Trump neocon wing of the open border Republicans to get their swamp back.
President Trump has dared to threaten the unholy alliance between Wall Street Republicans, who want cheap labor to drive their benefactors’ bonuses, and Democrats, who want cheap votes from illegal aliens who will eventually become their reliable constituents.
Caught in the crosshairs are American workers and low wage-earners, who were kicked to the curb and sold out by both major political parties for power and money. They had no champion, until Donald J. Trump came along.
Open trade that yields cheap goods dumped in the U.S. by exploiting countries — at the expense of American manufacturing — means higher stock prices for the Wall Street wolves and hedge fund traders.
The ever-growing U.S. military-industrial complex keeps billions of American taxpayers’ dollars flowing to the war-machine makers, their military suppliers, consultants, and ex-officials. See Yemen.
They all donate a percentage of their profits back to the uni-party’s candidates so they can do their every-other-year kabuki dance. They fool the American people into thinking core policies would change based on who won. But nothing was ever meant to change.
Until Trump showed up, U.S. federal elections were like pro-wrestling. Fun to watch, but the aforementioned unholy alliance stayed intact.
Both major political parties were equally complicit in causing the great recession and financial meltdown of 2008. Who suffered the most? America’s working class. They lost their jobs, their homes were foreclosed, their cars repossessed, and their meager savings wiped out.
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The Trump campaign’s Virginia chairman, John Fredericks, asked a question during the White House press briefing on Wednesday.
Fredericks, who hosts a syndicated conservative radio show called the John Fredericks Show, asked the last question of the briefing.
“I want to change the topic a minute if I may and go South,” Fredericks said, eliciting a smile from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Though the bulk of the press conference was about the White House’s stance on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Fredericks posed a question about Mexico.
“The incoming president of Mexico has made two very bold suggestions,” Fredericks said. “One, he’s looking at giving amnesty to the drug cartels.”
“Today, they come out and say they’re seriously looking at legalizing all drugs in Mexico,” Fredericks added. “If they do that, obviously it’s going to have a tremendous impact on the incoming amount of drugs into the United States.”
“What is the president’s position on that and are they going to do anything to stop that from happening in Mexico?” he asked.
Fredericks was likely referring to reports that Obrador was considering the legalization of drugs nationwide in an effort to quell the violent drug cartel warfare.
“Certainly, we’re going to continue engaging with our Mexican partners,” Sanders responded to Fredericks. “I don’t have a specific policy announcement on that front.”
“However, I can say we would not support the legalization of all drugs anywhere and wouldn’t allow more drugs to come into this country,” she said.
One Twitter user tweeted at Fredericks saying, “I don’t remember the last time [Sanders] smiled or was looking forward to a question from the press.”
“Wouldn’t you know it, it was from Republican pundit [Fredericks]?” the user Tweeted.
“What’s not to like?” Fredericks replied.
Fredericks tweeted earlier in the day that the White House presser was “all Russia.”
“Again,” he added.
The John Fredericks Show, which he advertises with the hashtag #TruckingTheTruth and #GodzillaOfTruth, appears to frequently promote pro-Trump ideas and messages. The show’s website promotes pictures of Fredericks with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and Trump himself.
Under President Trump, conservative media outlets have gained more official seats in the White House briefing room.