This past weekend, President Donald Trump spoke and instantly, Democrats and the sewagestream media jumped all over him. Trump has been president for less than 2 years and it’s become obvious that it doesn’t matter how right or how legal Trump is in what he says, America’s socialists (Democrats and sewagestream media) will attack him just because he is trying to do the right thing for America, something they cannot stand or tolerate.
This time, when Trump spoke, he announced a new round of tariffs aimed at China. After all, the last thing America’s socialists want is to cause any problems or further division with communist China or any other communist or socialist nation (Russia, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, etc.).
Before the new tariffs were fully revealed, the sewagestream media began claiming that farmers and many sectors of the manufacturing world would be ruined which in turn would result in an economic recession that would devastate America. Don’t believe what you hear or read from the sewagestream media because many farmers, including those in Iowa, say they still support Trump in 2020.
In speaking of his new round of tariffs against China, Trump tweeted:
Our Country has lost, stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China over many years. They have stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year, & they want to continue. I won’t let that happen! We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far…. better off without them. The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP. Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing.. your companies HOME and making your products in the USA. I will be responding to China’s Tariffs this afternoon. This is a GREAT opportunity for the United States. Also, I am ordering all carriers, including Fed Ex, Amazon, UPS and the Post Office, to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE,…. all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!). Fentanyl kills 100,000 Americans a year. President Xi said this would stop – it didn’t. Our Economy, because of our gains in the last 2 1/2 years, is MUCH larger than that of China. We will keep it that way!
Bring USA companies back home to the USA? How dare he, claims America’s socialists. They instantly questioned his authority to order American companies to stop doing business with or in China. Shockingly, even some more conservative media sources, such as Fox Business ran a post titled:
Can Trump order American companies to stop doing business with China?
When questioned about his authority to make such a pronouncement, Trump tweeted:
For all of the Fake News Reporters that don’t have a clue as to what the law is relative to Presidential powers, China, etc., try looking at the Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977. Case closed!
CNN responded with a post titled:
Trump claims he has ‘absolute right’ to order US companies out of China under 1977 law
In fact, the law does give him the legal power, as would imposing sanctions against China, which he has done with North Korea and Iran. Perhaps sanctions would be the best route for Trump to take, as it would legally penalize any US company who conducted any business or financial transactions with China, which is being done with North Korea and Iran.
So, to answer the question – yes, it does appear that President Trump has the legal authority to stop US companies from doing business with or in China.