However, her rather public and calibrated presentation is interesting for both its timing and a clear sense of desperation in Washington over its own considerably shrinking influence across the globe.
China has pushed for the US to remove tariffs, which have the potential to wreak havoc on the global economy, as part of an agreement.
Among the leading culprits is the U.S., which has burned coal, oil and other fossil fuels en route to developing the wealthiest economy in global history.
The harsh criticism has come even from those particularly close to Trump.
The US has historically maintained a strong dollar policy, but cracks have started appearing in the mighty greenback of late.
As summer ends and the race for the 2020 Democratic US presidential nomination shifts into a higher gear, former Vice President Joe Biden’s perilous position atop the vast field stands to be tested under even more pressure.
Biden, 76, has consistently maintained a comfortable lead over his rivals.