It has been announced that the President will be visiting Asia in an attempt to reverse the course of the U. S. economy that his predecessors so eagerly started destroying over the past 50 years. Not only will he come back empty handed because he has nothing to trade, but his failure will confirm that the ultimate bankruptcy of our economy is closer than we have been led to believe.
Foreign governments do not need us, we need them. We give them arms to insure they can control their own populations in exchange for fealty to do our bidding, which they don't. We buy their products which now include just about every manufactured item in the lexicon of manufactured goods. They purchase aircraft and certain other capital goods because it is cheaper to do so because of the high capital costs and they are doing it with our own money. They restrain themselves from the production of motor cars in defense of what they have seen happen to us in the way of traffic congestion and consumption of gasoline they all must import. What they really want, particularly China is the grain surplus that we have to actually subsidize in order to sell and still give away an enormous quantity to feed the world's refugee population.
Better he should stay home and allow the American public to continue to believe we have the world's strongest economy. By the way, as measured in the fuel value of the food that sustains life and our very existence, the United States has never been at the top.