Comments on: Why Russia and China may cheer for a President Donald Trump http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/25/why-russia-and-china-may-cheer-for-a-president-donald-trump/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: rachelrc1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/25/why-russia-and-china-may-cheer-for-a-president-donald-trump/#comment-1129202 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:44:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46585#comment-1129202 I’am afraid Nate is delusional!

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By: Aaronv http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/25/why-russia-and-china-may-cheer-for-a-president-donald-trump/#comment-1128940 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 23:37:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46585#comment-1128940 This seems like you are in support of Trump until the hastily written footnote added to the bottom. Please enlighten me on what the recent crop of globalists and Eurocrats have added to world security the last 20 years- Iraq, Arab Spring, etc…..

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By: Pyrosis22 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/25/why-russia-and-china-may-cheer-for-a-president-donald-trump/#comment-1128874 Tue, 08 Mar 2016 23:28:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46585#comment-1128874 Doesn’t Trump hate China more than a Muslim Mexican illegal?

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By: Protagoras http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/25/why-russia-and-china-may-cheer-for-a-president-donald-trump/#comment-1128858 Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:25:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46585#comment-1128858 While a useful account, the article doesn’t fully articulate why Putin and Xi would welcome a Trump presidency. The policies promised by Trump on trade, and to a lesser extent, on immigration, would likely have the effect of isolating us from our allies and driving a new era of turmoil and stagnation that we cannot afford.

What Trump would actually do as President, or could actually achieve with Congress, is anyone’s guess given his complete lack of consistency and detailed policy statements. But let’s assume he is able (and willing) to do something like pull out of the NAFTA and WTO agreements (a power he would probably have as President). Of course this would hurt Mexico and China, and to a lesser extent, Russia as well. It would hurt almost everyone as the result would likely be a trade war that would cause a worldwide depression.

This, combined with Trump’s proposed immigration restrictions and threats to round up illegal immigrants, would drive both allies overseas and next-door neighbors (as the article notes) to pursue independent policies with regard to Russia and China. Our withdrawal of military support for allies (some of which I agree with) would provide opportunities for both China and Russia to increase their influence in the countries around them.

Trump is articulating some real issues that do need to be dealt with, but the solutions he offers (to the extent he has any) would likely be devastating to us all.

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By: jdub69 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/25/why-russia-and-china-may-cheer-for-a-president-donald-trump/#comment-1128809 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 15:22:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46585#comment-1128809 Oh, wah. The more the elitists freak out, the more I want Trump/2016.

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By: Mattman2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/25/why-russia-and-china-may-cheer-for-a-president-donald-trump/#comment-1128799 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 11:30:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46585#comment-1128799 Under President Donald Trump, the World will be united AGAINST us! They will fear what this mad man can do without forethought and will shake in their boots that he cannot be trusted.

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By: paintcan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/25/why-russia-and-china-may-cheer-for-a-president-donald-trump/#comment-1128674 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:22:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46585#comment-1128674 “States with aggressive intent…like Israel.. intent on building nuclear arsenals” That’s not the future but what has been occurring for over 30 years. I’ve also seen very little reference to much of the rest of the world becoming interested in building nuclear arsenals. If that’s the case, NIMBY regarding nuclear waste disposal, will probably become more popular in much of the world too. Of course the US can always try to bomb another country with depleted uranium case hardened shells to dispose of some of its waste problem. Repurposing and recycling at its most technologically advanced. That’s what makes this country great and blights yet another for generations to come.

(I don’t know why the comment box always says “welcome back Paintcan”. It never seems to like the fact that I showed up at all because the comments seldom get posted anymore. Doesn’t Reuters like long term readers?)

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By: Murfalad http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/25/why-russia-and-china-may-cheer-for-a-president-donald-trump/#comment-1128645 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 09:21:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46585#comment-1128645 Donald Trump is welcomed because he is at heart a nationalist, in that the nation of the USA is the most important thing for him.
Up until now we have commonly had ideologues in power in the US who had a vision for how the world will be ordered, this has caused a lot of friction with Russia and China.

Now with a nationalist they only have to worry about whatever advantages the US, as long as they are not fighting over the same things then this is much simpler and potentially mutually advantageous. For example in Syria if the US does not care about the ideology of Assad’s regime then their only concern is removal of ISIS and they can work fine with Russia. Its not all plain sailing as countries like Iran are opposed to the US (and Israel), but things get simpler.

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By: Ninez http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/25/why-russia-and-china-may-cheer-for-a-president-donald-trump/#comment-1128634 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 02:35:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46585#comment-1128634 wow…..all this doom and gloom without any real information supporting the claims

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/25/why-russia-and-china-may-cheer-for-a-president-donald-trump/#comment-1128608 Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:11:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46585#comment-1128608 “I know words. I know all kinds of words. I know words that would blow your mind, right here, right now…”

-Donald Trump, 2015

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