How come Trump orders American business to not do business with China? Isn't that Socialist or Communist?

What gives Trump the authority to tell privately owned business who they can do business with?

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  • Prince
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    It is Neo-Nazi.

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  • 6 months ago

    If you read what he said, he did not order anybody not to do business with China at this time. He ordered them to start looking for alternatives to China. This gives China the opportunity to start looking for ways to entice them to stay, and to convince the US that they will be honest and fair.

    China is Socialist/Communist, but with a large dose of Capitalism; an unusual case.

    I'm not sure whether the President has the authority to order people to look for alternatives - how would he enforce that? But he does have authority to cut off trade in case of emergency. And the US government CAN enforce that.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Naw, Tsunade. It's really just dictatorial and Fascist.

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  • 6 months ago

    He only knows on running a hotel business. He has no ideas of running a factor which is based on ISO9000, ISO14000 and ISO 27000.

    • August
      Lv 5
      6 months agoReport

      what has International Standards got to do with what Trump is proposing ?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Yeah, such is the power of the cult they actually support socialism because the chosen one has nodded

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It’s called protectionism, very few countries don’t have protectionist policies of some sort, socialist countries tend to use protectionist policies through nationalisation, state subsidies, currency manipulation, regulation and in some cases outright corruption Despite President Trumps rhetoric, China remains far more of a protectionist nation than the USA

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  • Chris
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You need to work on your definitions of common terms.

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  • 6 months ago

    Tarrif's have been a thing since George Washington. In fact tariffs were the main source of Federal Revenue for the first few decades of America as there were no income or sales taxes in America at that time

    • Rob
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      what is your point?

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  • 6 months ago

    It has nothing to do with socialism or communism. You don't know what those words mean.

    The president has broad statutory authority to regulate and restrict foreign trade. So if a business still chooses to involve itself heavily in China, Trump could legally make life very difficult for them. That's what gives him the authority.

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  • 6 months ago

    It's neither socialist or communist and while the statement was not intended as an official or legal " Order " there are laws that could give him the power to carry those orders out .

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