"What is unacceptable is the intellectual property theft that China engaged in through trade, THIS is what the US needs to defend and counter strongly."
Agree with that more than 100%!
"There were no countries, Including China that had any economic advantage of the US when it came to trade..."
What they did do, though was put tariffs on our products to the point our products were not competitive in their countries. Unfair trading practises. Then there's the money manipulation and on and on. Like Trump and I say...this is not their fault...we allowed it, even promoted it to help out American companies that moved overseas.
The tariffs have brought people to the table, that is undeniable.
We will see, over time, what the effects of the tariffs turn out to be...so far, though, it has been nothing like what the anti-Trumpers and liberals declared...which was sudden and complete economic disaster.