Trump initiatives

Today happens to be the eco strike:

Trump grants tariff exemptions to plastic straws, dog leashes and more from China

Must be some defense agreement no one else knows about:

Trump sanctions Iran’s central bank in wake of strikes on Saudi oil facilities

No end to tariffs in sight, and no interest in helping Trump politically:

China officials have changed their travel schedule and were headed back to China earlier than planned, according to Nicole Rolf, the Montana Farm Bureau Federation’s director of national affairs.

Nebraska department of agriculture also said the Chinese team called off a visit to farms in Nebraska.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue confirmed just Thursday the meetings were in the works as a way for China to build goodwill with American farmers.

He’s feeling the leverage China is exerting:

Trump says he doesn’t need a trade deal with China before the 2020 election