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President Trump Courageously Takes Bold Risk for Peace with Kim Meeting
“With his meeting Sunday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump showed once again why he is the most transformative figure on the planet,” Richard Manning writes in Fox News.
Following last week’s G20 summit, where President Trump held meetings with world leaders from China, Japan, Russia, and elsewhere, the President “chose to take a chance few would take by inviting Kim to meet him at the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea . . . In Washington – where risk-taking is penalized by a media and political system determined to declare failure – Trump has a different approach.”
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Critics were too quick to judge President Trump’s North Korea policy after the Vietnam Summit in February, national security expert Fred Fleitz writes in Fox News. “President Trump’s unorthodox diplomacy has significantly lowered tensions from the dangerous level he inherited from President Obama and opened a door to peace that no one thought possible . . . All Americans should hope President Trump succeeds.”
“A sizeable majority of U.S. farmers and ranchers continue to approve of how President Donald Trump is handling his job, according to a new monthly poll by Farm Journal,” Bowen Xiao reports for The Epoch Times. “Randy Russell of The Russell Group, an agriculture consulting firm, linked the high ratings among farmers to a number of reasons, including Trump’s efforts to counter China’s theft of U.S. intellectual property.” According to Russell, “we’re at a pivotal point, and for the first time, we’ve got a president who’s trying to do something about it.”
“Following Saturday’s meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Japan, it is clear that Trump’s strategic use of tariffs to end China’s rampant illegal trade cheating and intellectual property theft is putting pressure on the Chinese to negotiate a more balanced trade agreement,” writes former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder in Fox News. “It’s about time we had a president willing to stand firm and bargain hard with China to serve our national interest.”
“The Trump administration deregulation efforts will raise incomes by about $3,100 per household over the next five to 10 years, and sharply reduce prices for consumers, according to a report released Friday by the White House Council of Economic Advisers,” Fred Lucas reports in The Daily Signal. President Trump’s “aggressive deregulation also cuts consumer prices for prescription drugs, health insurance, and telecommunications.”