Elder Patriot – While President Trump was in trade negotiations with Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping over dinner, National Security Advisor John Bolton knew a potential relationship damaging arrest was taking place in Canada, but he did not inform President Trump.
According to reports by Reuters, Bolton knew the arrest was in the works:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said in an interview with National Public Radio that he knew in advance about the arrest of a top executive of the Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], according to an NPR reporter on Thursday.
Bolton said he did not know if the president was aware in advance of the arrest of Meng Wanzhou in Canada on Saturday, the day Trump struck a 90-day truce on trade in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina, NPR reporter Steve Inskeep said in a tweet.
“I knew in advance. That is something we get from the Justice Department,” the tweet quoted Bolton as saying.
But, President Trump hadn’t been notified prior to sitting down with Xi:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump did not know about a U.S. request for the extradition of Huawei’s chief financial officer from Canada before he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping over dinner last weekend, a White House official said on Thursday.
If President Trump can’t rely on his National Security Advisor to inform him then who can he rely on for such important strategic action?
The arrest and pending extradition to the United States of Huawei Technologies Ltd’s CFO Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company’s founder, without the president’s knowledge raises troubling concerns that the Deep State may be attempting to undermine President Trump’s international trade reset.
While the United States has been looking since at least 2016 into whether Huawei violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, the timing of Meng’s arrest is at best questionable, and at worst an attempt by the entrenched economic carpetbaggers to maintain the status quo.
Everyone benefits from the current trade arrangements except the American worker whose jobs have been exported, the American taxpayers who who been forced to absorb the exfiltration of wealth, and every American who believes in protecting our national sovereignty.
Current beneficiaries of the $500B annual Chinese wealth and IP drain include Canada (where the arrest took place) and the Wall Street multinationals.
As this, and subsequent attempts to undermine Trump, continues unfolding, it’s important to keep in mind that the stock market is only one indicator of economic vitality – and only an indicator of the vitality of ever larger multinational companies – in other words Wall Street.
Record low unemployment, record high employment, rising wages, booming manufacturing, and more job openings than job seekers, all point to a contradictory dichotomy with the suddenly slumping stock market.
President Trump’s policies placing Mainstreet ahead of Wall Street is working.
The fact that so many Americans are benefitting at a time when the global elites are taking a haircut is their problem, not ours
Reversing this trend should be easy except for the entrenched interests waging disinformation warfare against President Trump. Expect resistance from the elites to continue intensifying the more successful, on our behalf, the president is.
Bolton, and this situation bears close and ongoing scrutiny.