President Trump Calls for Fair Trade With Vietnam, Other Countries

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang attend the welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Kham/Pool Photo via AP)

November 12, 2017

OAN Newsroom

Before taking off for the Philippines, President Trump spoke in Vietnam’s capital city Sunday reiterating the need for fair trade, calling for a “two-way street” between the U.S. and Vietnam.

The president went on to say unlike his predecessors, this administration will take care of American workers when making agreements with Vietnam.

“We look forward to achieving a bilateral trade agreement with partners who abide by the principles of fair and reciprocal trade,” said Trump. Two very important words – fair and reciprocal. It hasn’t been that way for the United States almost at all. And we’re changing that and we’re changing it rapidly. For trade to work, all countries must play by the rules.”

The president also commented on the North Korean conflict noting that stability and progress should be sought out, not chaos and war.

39 Comments on "President Trump Calls for Fair Trade With Vietnam, Other Countries"

  1. Did anyone notice the cute Vietnamese girls waving U.S. flags?

  2. So when is this “fair and reciprocal” coming to America? Seeing as certain people make millions/billions off the majority of the country.

  3. Trade is important to all nations and all nation should trade equally. If US imports are taxed by a trading partner then Imports from that nation should be taxed at the same level that come to the US. That is common sense and should have been done from the start. As for US domestic manufacturing it will increase, but it’s going to take time, maybe 2 terms of Trump as President will help… America first, Americans first.

  4. landy fincannon | November 13, 2017 at 6:07 am |

    Nike shoes has been the beneficiary of the global free trade.
    Many of their employees don’t have electricity or running water but did the price of their shores reflect any savings realized?

  5. Andrew Moore8 | November 13, 2017 at 2:31 am |

    MAGA….fulfilling all of his campaign promises….something America hasn’t seen in almost 50 years. TRUMP 2020

    • Morons Are Governerning America or is it Mueller’s Agents Getting Answers? Trump will be in jail by 2020 along with many many from his campaign and administration.

      • You again?! This “person” is nothing less than a liberal troll. Because of our constitution, s(he) has a right to free speech.

        • Jason Lamson | November 13, 2017 at 6:12 am |

          Just block the troll.

          • Let him talk; as usual liberal have nothing but words, like shelve ready jobs and social justice; Oh may favorite is free education for all. Feel that burn!

          • Andrew Moore8 | November 13, 2017 at 10:10 am |

            It’s all the same old regurgitated bull craddap from these libtards….Every time one comes on here I get out my snowflake tear collection jar so I can get me some libtard snowflake tears. I sweeten my coffee in the morning with them and have been running a bit low since the election has been over….So I take every advantage I can to get me some.

      • Jason Lamson | November 13, 2017 at 6:12 am |

        Upvoting yourself again? Blocked.

      • Trump won’t leave a trial of dead bodies like Hillary.
        You are so lucky to live in a country led by Trump. I thank myself on your behalf for voting for Trump. You’re welcome!

        • Your statement is perplexing. Why would a woman be “lucky” to live in America or any country in the world?

          • Andrew Moore8 | November 13, 2017 at 10:08 am |

            Take your happy azzss over to the middle east and see for yourself dear.

          • No, I’m a woman. I’d be killed.

          • Andrew Moore8 | November 13, 2017 at 11:10 am |

            Then I guess you are lucky you live in America then huh….

          • Please, women only have worth in America if they’re popping out babies, making sandwiches or fulfilling a man’s needs.

          • Andrew Moore8 | November 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm |

            If that is what you yourself have resigned yourself to then that might be true….but millions of other women who have gotten off the feminazi victimhood band wagon and actually went out and put in the time and effort have made something more for themselves…Now get off your fat azzss and go make me a sammich. (accusations of sexual abuse 30 years ago to follow in three……two…..one…..)

          • LOL! Not saying I haven’t but that the society we live in. Change the mindset

          • Andrew Moore8 | November 13, 2017 at 11:30 pm |

            Then if you agree that it is an individual choice to pursue more for oneself then it cannot be the fault of society, it must be the fault of the members themselves who like to blame the rest of society for all their failings, another words the feminazi victimhood claim. Lets face some facts though, this country…..no, this world was built by men willing to go out and do what needed to be done. They went out and tamed the wilds, they provided whatever needed to be provided, they fought to protect what was theirs, they engineered what needed to be engineered to build, and they put in the blood sweat and tears to accomplish what we have today…..and now that the hard work and sacrifices are over and you have your cushy way of life, all of a sudden these men are the evil vial women haters that need to be put down…..Perhaps it is you who needs an attitude adjustment and a change of mindset.

          • Hmmmm it wasn’t ME saying it per say but society and everyone’s mindset. Women are still second class for some reason.

          • Andrew Moore8 | November 14, 2017 at 11:07 pm |

            you miss my point completely….if you are second class, which i don’t agree you are, then it is because you choose to be treated as second class….it has nothing to do with society…..it has to do with how you see yourself……did daddy fondle you when you were young and now you have some man issues perhaps?

          • Hahahaha no I don’t.

          • Andrew Moore8 | November 16, 2017 at 6:45 am |

            Good, I would hate to think of you going through life like that….

          • Not that I haven’t dealt with that mentality from men myself or witnessed it with other women because I have… it is a mindset sadly. And it needs to change. A few ruin it for all, even the good men out there.
            I myself do not view myself as second class. I’m not as old as most of the commenters on this site but I have overcome, survived and conquered my own hell that would have crushed others regardless of age or sex. So I personally I know I am a strong woman and not beneath others but not everyone thinks like I do. Some women play into that mindset and some men keep fueling it. Ignoring it doesn’t make it go away.

      • If your statement were true, it would be done through lying witnesses and unjust judgment. Shame on such stupid statements.

      • Your should extract your head from your sphincter, wash your face and gargle. I guess you had problems running into wall for awhile?

      • And good morning to you too, Ms. smith. I see you haven’t changed.

      • Andrew Moore8 | November 13, 2017 at 10:07 am |

        You numb nuts have been throwing crappola against the wall for a year now hoping something will stick….and the funny thing is every time you throw your crappola ball against the wall it bounces back and hits your beloved hitlery and obummer boy right in the face showing exactly what kind of traitors they were to the people of the USA. Now go collect your $3.50.

      • Andrew Moore8 | November 13, 2017 at 10:10 am |

        Shut up and go make me a sammich.

        • Morons Are Getting Arrested

          • Andrew Moore8 | November 14, 2017 at 11:05 pm |

            Only ones going to arrested are you antifags and the clintoons…..and possibly your beloved obummer….that is what happens when you are a traitor to your country. Trump thank god isn’t going anywhere except to the 2020 election campaign.

  6. The only fair trade is free trade.

    • I’m not yet trade understanding what free is. Equal transactions?

      • Good question. It means neither government taxes imports at a rate above their own VAT or sales tax. And no restrictions on what can be imported above what can be made and sold domestically.

    • RedPillPlease | November 12, 2017 at 9:48 pm |

      Did you not read what Trump said?

      “We look forward to achieving a bilateral trade agreement with partners who abide by the principles of fair and reciprocal trade,” said Trump. Two very important words – fair and reciprocal. It hasn’t been that way for the United States almost at all. And we’re changing that and we’re changing it rapidly. For trade to work, all countries must play by the rules.”

      All our previous “Free Trade” agreements in the past have been multinational with unelected bureaucrats setup as arbitration courts that unfairly pit foreign corporations against our own. With a 35% corporate taxe rate, before fair trade can exist, that must be lowered to 20% like what Trump wishes to do. It’s impossible for US companies to compete on an international level when the cost of doing business exceeds the minimal profit margins. Also, “bilateral agreements” must be in place instead of the globalist multilateral hodgepodge that often creates an environment for foul play to exist. The Chinese trade deficit must be eliminated, as with all trading partners and a solution must be put in place to iron out the labor imbalances as well as currency exchange rates in foreign markets. Only bilateral agreements can achieve this because “what the market can bear” will greatly fluctuate across foreign economies.

      • Very well explained. Thank you.

        • Andrew Moore8 | November 13, 2017 at 2:33 am |

          Hey as long as they lower my personal income tax from 35% to 20% as well then I am good with it….but if corporate america gets a tax cut and I don’t….well, then there is something wrong.

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