It’s been an exciting month thus far for President Trump. His dealmaking skills have been on full display, and now Americans are finally beginning to reap the benefits of having a competent world leader.
Trump recently held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida to discuss the situation with North Korea. For too long Kim Jong Un has been a powder keg, and his recent missile tests have been putting the entire world on edge.
Trump demonstrated America’s military might by launching a targeted strike of a Syrian air base just days ahead of his meeting with Jinping. This action, combined with Trump pressuring China to get North Korea under control, has now led to The Hermit Kingdom’s most profound humiliation yet.
From The Conservative Tribune:
“A fleet of North Korean cargo ships is heading home to the port of Nampo, the majority of it fully laden, after China ordered its trading companies to return coal from the isolated country,” Reuters reported.
The ban on North Korean exports came after North Korea was found to be practicing long-range missile tests and continued to do so even after being warned. On Feb. 26, China banned all imports of North Korean coal, according to The New York Times. On Friday, China’s customs officials ordered the country’s traders to return all North Korean coal cargoes to their ships.
Coal is one of the few goods that the impoverished country of North Korea is capable of exporting. For the most part the nation has very little to offer China, and further sanctions against North Korea are likely to have devastating consequences for Kim Jong Un’s regime.
America on the other hand stands to benefit a great deal from this turn of events. Our nation’s coal industry suffered a great deal under former president Obama. His environmental regulations strangled the industry and led to the loss of many jobs.
Now that China has stopped accepting North Korea’s coal, they are shopping for a new partner, and appear to be forming new trade deals under President Trump.
“[D]ata shows no U.S. coking coal was exported to China between late 2014 and 2016, but shipments soared to over 400,000 tonnes by late February,” according to Reuters.
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Source: The Conservative Tribune