Trade wars are good and easily won, said the man on Twitter.
It was a campaign promise, see, like the Great Wall of Mexico, and the man fixates on acting on those promises. Doesn't want to look weak or ineffectual, like he did on Obamacare repeal, so by gawd those tariffs fly and that wall gets built, even if he has to lie about it.
You might have thought that the man on Twitter would have backed off his tariff threats, once he began to hear the outcry (Stolberg and Swanson say that members of Congress from corn and soybean country have had the loud vapors about Chinese retaliation), but instead of backpedaling or hemming, Trump said in a radio interview on Friday," I’m not saying there won’t be a little pain, but the market’s gone up 40 percent, 42 percent — so we might lose a little bit of it — but we’re going to have a much stronger country when we’re finished."
When you're finished, you might not have a golden throne to plop your genius ass down on.
The Chinese hold how much of our debt? Really, that much!
Mr. Trump has directed the Department [of Agriculture] to implement a plan to help farmers cope with the damage from tariffs. But few details have been forthcoming about how such a program would work or how much it might cost. And it is not clear how much the Agriculture Department could do to remedy the damage done to key trading relations in a global economy.Deficit spending by the Commodity Credit Corporation will soar. Trump's government will have to prop up the crops and producers with subsidies and rob Peter to pay Paul.
The genius foresight of this man on Twitter.