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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Hooray For St. Louis Blues And Kid Champs, Too!
The winners of the 2019 Little League World Series and Softball Little League World Series capped off great seasons with a memorable visit to the White House on Friday.
While in the Oval Office, players from Louisiana’s Eastbank All-Stars and North Carolina’s Rowan Little League softball team got the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to meet and take pictures with the President of the United States.
“This is just a celebration trip, a culmination of a long hard summer and winning the World Series championship,” Rowan coach Steve Yang told the Salisbury Post. He said “the players were awe-struck” as President Donald J. Trump made them feel right at home.
One more surprise was in store for the Eastbank All-Stars: As it so happened, President Trump was heading to their home state of Louisiana later that day. So he asked the parents if their kids could fly back in style—aboard Air Force One. The invitation was accepted, giving the Little League World Series champions a season they won’t forget.
President Trump scores huge ‘phase 1’ deal with China
On Friday, President Trump delivered a major announcement on progress regarding trade negotiations with China—one that spells out big wins ahead for American workers and for our terrific farming community.
After meeting with China’s Vice Premier at the White House, President Trump announced that terms have been reached in principle over some of the most important issues facing American businesses. Those topics included protection of U.S. intellectual property and the opening of Chinese markets to our financial services products.
But perhaps the biggest win was securing the purchase of American agricultural goods to the tune of $40-50 billion.
“I’m very excited for the farmer because there’s never been a deal of this magnitude for the American farmer,” President Trump said. The China deal will be “the largest order in the history of agriculture, by far—by two and a half times.”
President Trump correctly understands what past American leaders did not: When it comes to trade with China, the United States has a stronger hand. Previous administrations stood down in the face of confrontation with Beijing, putting media and global popularity points above the interests of American workers. Real negotiation takes time, but Americans know that President Trump won’t back down until he gets results.
“It took us a long time to get here, but it’s something that’s going to be great for China and great for the USA.”