Jack Ma, an Internet entrepreneur who currently holds the title of “Richest Man in China”, met with Donald Trump today to discuss future business plans and the creation of 1 million jobs in America over the next 5 years.
Ma is the owner of Alibaba, which is the Asian equivalent to Amazon, and his net worth is estimated to be around $34.3 billion. Trump’s meeting could indicate future issues for Amazon in the United States if Ma plans an Americanized version of his site, which will create more competition in that market. Recall that Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon and The Washington Post, fiercely opposed Trump during the election and dedicated a team of 20 reporters to dig up dirt on him in hopes of release damaging reports (fake news).
According to Jack Ma on his meeting with Trump, Alibaba will be expanding to sell food and wine products in addition to American services.
Ma said that Alibaba’s expansion would focus on products like garments, wine and fruits, with a special focus on trade between the American Midwest and southeast Asia.
“We’re focused on small business,” Ma told reporters. “We specifically talked about … supporting 1 million small businesses, especially in the Midwest of America. Small businesses on the platform selling products — agriculture products and America services — to China and Asia, because we’re pretty big in Asia.”
“Alibaba will create 1 million U.S. jobs by enabling 1 million American small businesses and farmers to sell American goods to China and Asian consumers on the Alibaba platform,” the company said in a statement.
You would think this would be breaking news for the press, but after Trump and Ma descended from Trump Tower it was clear the reporters had other topics on their minds.
As Trump walks out of the elevator and into the lobby full of the reporters he says, “We had a great meeting and [Ma] is a great entrepreneur, one of the best in the world, and he loves this country and he loves China.”
Leave it to the bias press, however, as the first questions they ask aren’t about the massive jobs deal that Trump negotiated with Jack Ma, but instead they continued to press him about the CIA report on Russian hacking that he reviewed on Friday. Trump told reporters that he will address that issue more on Wednesday, twice, and then the press switched to questions about his cabinet appointments, continuing to ignore the jobs announcement.
WHY EVERYONE HATES PRESS👇 Trump talks JOBS with Alibaba’s Jack Ma, and the press asks Qs about unrelated subjects!🙄 pic.twitter.com/lPOtWepT5c
— Boston Bobblehead (@DBloom451) January 9, 2017
Sorry American working class, no questions from the press regarding jobs, just tired old narratives that the liberal media establishments refuse to move on from. And the mainstream media wonders why its credibility with the public is at historic lows.
Trump and Ma did say their deals will focus heavily on small businesses. If his announcement about expanding Alibaba into American agriculture and food products comes to fruition, it could indeed create a massive jobs boom for farms and related industries.
And as the mainstream media continues to churn out articles spreading fear about America’s relationship with China and the threat of a trade war, it seems Trump is getting down to business with China’s wealthiest man in an effort to make America great again.
Tensions with China? What does Trump do? Has a great meeting with Jack Ma, Chinese billionaire about bringing jobs to America! So smart!
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) January 9, 2017