'Deals' Or Wars? — Trump Joining Economics With Xi, Meeting Putin, Will Decide

'Deals' Or Wars? — Trump Joining Economics With Xi, Meeting Putin, Will Decide

A Japanese newspaper has raised the prospect that President Donald Trump's crucial June 12 summit with D.P.R.K. leader Kim Jong-un may be joined by China's President Xi Jinping. This report, sourced to an unnamed American official, is not at all confirmed. But the potential of the leaders of the three Armistice countries of the Korean War meeting, with the included goal of ending it with a treaty, is a very significant one for that summit furthering peace and economic progress in the world.

More important, however, is that President Trump decide between his own campaigning for Alexander Hamilton's "American System" to "make America great again," and the British system of high profits from trade and cheap labor, which his party and advisors push on him.

Why? Because the decision for the American System means joining in cooperation with China's extraordinary Belt and Road Initiative of great infrastructure projects, which itself culminated decades and decades of China's learning and adopting Hamilton's economics with Chinese characteristics. And that will make President Trump's Korea "deal" succeed.

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