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Top economies drop no-protectionism vow

G-20 finance leaders yield to U.S. pressure

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published March 19, 2017 at 3:30 a.m. Updated March 19, 2017 at 3:30 a.m.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks with Mark Carney (left), governor of the Bank of England, and Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, during the G-20 finance ministers meeting Saturday in Baden-Baden, Germany.

The world's top economic powers dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism after push-back from President Donald Trump's administration, which wants trade to more clearly benefit American companies and workers.

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TimberTopper says... March 19, 2017 at 4:48 a.m.

Here's another one of the so-called POTUS screw ups, that will cost the American people their hard earned dollars.

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KnuckleBall says... March 19, 2017 at 9:16 a.m.

This Administration is worse than the Carter Administration.... just not sure which one of these fools would be Billy unless it is the Trumpster himself....

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libertas2u says... March 19, 2017 at 10:23 a.m.

Oh my God, Timber and Knuckle you are so entrenched in your leftie-loonyism you didn't even bother to read the article. The article, albeit reluctantly, reported that the G-20 yielded to Trump's position and, that Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin was received very well, "To a person, they have said they have been pleased with the way he is coming at issues," Morneau said. "He is very constructive and talking about good relationships with all of his international counterparts." This is what leadership looks like lefties, it's not surprising you don't recognize it after the last eight years of giving away the Treasury and our jobs.

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snakebite61 says... March 19, 2017 at 1:27 p.m.

thank you libertas well stated. timber and knucklehead will have the same vitriol for the next 8 years no matter what PRESIDENT Trump and his administration accomplish. then need to learn a more supportive tune as they explain to us why the donations to the Clinton Foundation have "decreased ' since Hillary lost the election, people and countries just don't want to help the needy anymore ?

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TimberTopper says... March 19, 2017 at 3:42 p.m.

OMG to libertas2u and snakebite, re-read and hopefully you might pick up something of interest, although I really doubt it. The two of you can pay for that wall that the Mexicans are going to pay for. If you think all the jobs are coming back as your idol has told you, then you are fools. Education and re-training for other needed occupations is the only thing that will get jobs. Any job that a robot can be made to do is going to be what happens in this country. They work 24/7 and don't bitch about it, and don't have a benefit pkg. Don't say that I am entrenched in leftie-BS. I am entrenched in being told the damn truth and not falling for a con man of the first order. I assume each of you can borrow money at your local bank, and if so that's more than the so-called POTUS can do. He must go elsewhere, and then when that first payment was due he failed to pay them. I'll say one thing it doesn't take much to impress the two of you. I've always heard that ignorance is bliss, so you and those like you just need to happy right along. That is until you wake up.

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