What is the Trump-Xi Summit meeting? Some might say that it was “overshadowed by the U.S. strike on Syria,” others may tell you about a certain “One Hundred Day” plan. Have major leaps been made between the U.S. and China, or were ties stretched? How does the average conservative find the unbiased truth amid all of this? Here are the two major points and what they are about.
The “One Hundred Day” plan
In 2016, the U.S. trade deficit with China hit $347 billion. U.S. exports to China were at $116b, while imports were at $463b. Good for China, but not for the American people. Trump has spent a portion of his dinner at his Mar-A-Lago resort with President Xi Jinping discussing the trade benefit. Trump has previously promised to reduce the trade deficit through various means. One of which is to tax Chinese imports, but the current plan may involve more than just cutting down on imports or to tax the remaining imports. While very little has been offered by either side to the public, China has proposed to spend a hundred days to discuss the issue with Trump’s administration. The Conservative Nut will continue to keep tabs on the plan as more details are revealed.
A popular talking point about the meeting is not about the meeting itself, rather, it is about the airstrike consisting of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles that President Trump ordered on a Syrian airfield that was used to fly a Syrian chemical attack on Idlib in Syria. Russian and Syria have both condemned this move, and some of the more “tinfoil covered” news sites have been stating that the chemical attack was a hoax. However, the airstrike carries a certain importance with it, as it is the first direct attack the U.S. has made on Syrian President Assad’s troops. The airstrike is more complex than the dinner Trump has had with China, but the importance of rebuilding trade relations with China remains the same. Conversations around the airstrike might revolve around the chemical used in the chemical attacks Assad made against Idlib, sarin, which is a colorless and odorless liquid that can enter the body through the skin and causes intense nerve damage by blocking nerve receptors, causing death in 1 to 10 minutes. 26 times more potent than cyanide, it has caused many issues in Idlib, with death counts as high as 70.
These are the two talking points a conservative will want to know and study while the 100-day plan and Syrian civil war attacks continue. As the days continue during the plan and the now six year long civil war in Syria, The Conservative Nut will continue to keep conservatives across America informed.