President Trump Puts Multinational Corporations on Notice: ‘Start Looking for an Alternative to China’

President Donald Trump renders honors during the 136th Coast Guard Academy commencement exercise in New London, Conn., May 17, 2017. The ceremony was the President’s first service academy graduation as commander-in-chief. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

President Donald Trump is rapidly escalating his trade war with China, and drawing a line in the sand for multinational corporations.

He laid down the gauntlet in a series of tweets from earlier today:

Trump’s strong words had an immediate impact on the stock market today, as it fluctuated downward as a result. Globalist lobbying groups like the National Retail Federation and the Chamber of Commerce are particularly perturbed and sounding the alarm about Trump’s demands from the capitalist class.

“The U.S. Chamber has been on the front lines of efforts to resolve these challenges through negotiation and encouraging tough action by the United States government,” wrote Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs for the U.S. Chamber.

“Despite our concerns, the 40-year old trade relationship between our two countries has been for the most part productive, constructive, and mutually beneficial. U.S. companies have been ambassadors for positive changes to the Chinese economy that continue to benefit both our people,” Brilliant added.

“For years, retailers have been diversifying their supply chains, but finding alternative sources is a costly and lengthy process that can take years,” said National Retail Federation senior vice president for government relations David French in a statement. “It is unrealistic for American retailers to move out of the world’s second largest economy, as 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside our borders.”

Trump does not share the point of view with the corporate lobbyists, and wants multinational corporations to back him as he works to pull the American economy from China’s death grip.

The nation can not be great again without companies fully on board about putting America first. Economic patriotism is key, as FOX News commentator Tucker Carlson has explained on his titular TV show.

Trump and Carlson are correct. Corporations and companies must serve the American worker, not vice versa. It’s come time to pick a side, and either stand with the U.S. or stand with the ruthless Chinese communists.

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