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US, Allies Announce Push to Strip Russia Of ‘Most Favored Nation’ Status


Reported by SHELBY TALCOTT, SENIOR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT | March 11, 2022

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2022/03/11/joe-biden-allies-push-strip-russia-most-favored-nation-status/

Pres. Biden is moving to strip Russia of its "most favored nation" status. (Screenshot CNN, CNN Newsroom With Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto)
Screenshot CNN, CNN Newsroom With Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto

President Joe Biden announced Friday that the U.S., alongside the G7 and European Union, are moving to revoke Russia’s “most favored nation” status. The status is referred to as “permanent normal trade relations (PNTR)” in the U.S., and Biden said revoking it will “make it harder for Russia to do business with the United States.” By doing it alongside key allies, Biden said the move “will be another crushing blow to the Russian economy” amid its invasion of Ukraine.

“Each of our nations are going to take steps to deny ‘most favored nation’ status to Russia,” the president said Friday morning at the White House. “A most favored nation status designation means two countries have agreed to trade with each other under the best possible terms – low tariffs, few barriers to trade and the highest possible imports allowed.”

Lifting a nation’s “most favored” status requires Congress to pass legislation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has already said she supports the move, and Biden thanked her for holding off on revoking PNTR in the House until he was able to “line up key allies to keep us in complete unison.”

“Unity among allies is critically important, as you all know – from my perspective, at least,” Biden said. (RELATED: ‘Putin Chose This War’: Biden Lays Out New Sanctions Against Russia After Full-Scale Invasion)

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The president also touted lawmakers’ bipartisanship during his remarks. He noted that while “many issues divide us in Washington … standing for democracy in Ukraine … should not be one of those issues.”

“The free world is coming together to confront Putin,” Biden said. “Our two parties here at home are leading the way. With that bipartisan cooperation, I’m looking forward to signing into law the bill revoking PNTR, which is, again, most people think it’s ‘most favored nation status.’”

Biden announced other efforts aimed at continuing to cripple the Russian economy Friday. He said the administration plans to act further to ban “signature sectors” of the country’s economy, naming the seafood, vodka and diamond sectors as examples. The administration is also adding new names to the list of oligarchs and family members previously targeted by sanctions, declaring that “they support [Russian President Vladimir] Putin” and “steal from the Russian people.”

“Putin is an aggressor,” Biden said. “He is the aggressor, and Putin must pay the price. He cannot pursue a war that threatens the very foundations … of international peace and stability, and then ask for financial help from the international community.”

Friday’s announcement comes on the heels of the administration’s decision to ban U.S. imports of Russian oil. The president made that announcement Tuesday, calling it “another powerful blow to Putin’s war machine.” European allies did not announce any such decision in coordination with the U.S., but the countries were consulted as Biden weighed making the move.

Today’s FOUR Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Commander in Thief

A.F. BRANCO on June 19, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-commander-in-thief/

Biden won’t give credit to President Trump but would rather plagiarize his achievements.

Plagiarizing Promises
Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Inside Job

A.F. BRANCO on June 19, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-inside-job/

Biden gave Putin a list of targets that are off Limits. Hope that didn’t include the nuclear codes?

Biden’s No Sabotage List
Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Street Smarts

A.F. BRANCO on June 20, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-street-smarts/

Governor Walz doesn’t seem to care about the radial left building an autonomous zone in downtown Minneapolis.

Minneapolis No Go Zone
Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Ignorance is Bliss

A.F. BRANCO on June 21, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-ignorance-is-bliss/

Biden Administration deflects from their disaster at the border to phony “white supremacy.

Biden Border Deflection
Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Lost in Space

A.F. BRANCO on June 16, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-lost-in-space/

Biden is proving not to be equipped mentally to deal with foreign leaders on the world stage.

Biden Lost on the World Stage
Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

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Today’s THREE Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – It’s No Cackling Matter

A.F. BRANCO on June 12, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-its-no-cackling-matter/

When is Kamala going to the border to look at the crisis the Biden administration has caused?

Kamala Border

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – School Choice-O-Phobe

A.F. BRANCO on June 13, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-school-choice-o-phobe/

Governor Walz of Minnesota is reported to be Hiding from the School-choice Groups.

Minnesota School Choice

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Slap Happy

A.F. BRANCO on June 14, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-slap-happy/

Joe Biden demonstrates his America last attitude on the world stage at the G7 summit.

Biden and the G7

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

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