Even though Trump promised many times on the campaign trail to shred free trade agreements, he has signed his first, with China.
BBC News' Karishma Vaswani noted that "typically it is China that benefits far more than the foreign business partner."
The dealster got a taste of some of his own medicine. China is the camel which has been able to insert its nose under the U.S. market tent, with Trump foolishly believing that China will cooperate on North Korea.
China will now accept U.S. shipments of liquefied natural gas, though this isn't shocking, given that China's rapid growth, funded by the West, requires oil and gas. Texas oil man Rex Tillerson likely had something to do with that.
China will also lift its ban on U.S. beef imports, though it remains to be seen how Chinese consumers will view beef filled with steroids and antibiotics.
Chinese cooked chicken will be allowed into the U.S. market.
The country which uses "gutter oil," i.e. cooking oil which has been thoroughly used, dumped into a sewer, and reclaimed via pumps, to cook food will now be sending cooked chicken here.
This is the country where scientists learned that clenbuterol served as a leanness enhancer in meat and used it for human consumption, yet somehow ignored the fact that the additive is toxic.
The country which thinks nothing of adding melamine, a common industrial plastic, to milk intended for children, as well as jailing parents who complain about the practice, will now import meat which children will eat.
What could go wrong?
Chinese banks can also enter the U.S. market.
But honestly, given how Wells Fargo already opens accounts without permission, we won't even notice. Chinese banks might even be more honest. For a while, anyway.
And when the next Wall Street crash occurs, it will most likely be U.S. banks which lead the charge, just like in 2008. Wave the flag and all that.
Trump promised to "never let our workers down," but he's already convinced himself that Americans love him regardless of what he does.
The U.S. never traded with the Soviet Union because it was the evil empire, but now we trade with communist China, enabling it to reach a point where it is building its New Silk Road and threatening the U.S. Navy with potentially carrier-killing DF-21D missiles, and all so U.S. capitalists, e.g. Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, the Walton family, and Jarad Kushner, can rake in the loot.
Trump's base, the Tea Party, is smaller than that of liberals. His swing voters, ordinary Americans who took a chance because Hillary Clinton, the most notorious criminal ever to run for the White House, was not someone they could accept, do not appreciate his doing exactly the opposite of his campaign promises on H-1B visas, free trade, cleaning up the swamp, etc. I could not hold my nose securely enough to vote for either one.