Donald Trump is declaring victory in his trade war with China. Of course he is. He always claims victory, even — in fact, especially — when he loses. Remember the 2018 midterm elections? You’d have thought Republicans had won every seat and exacted punitive damages
Trump is losing his trade war and what’s worse is that he’s clueless about the reason for the losing. The prevailing truth is that stupidity has given way to irrationality. “The truth, however, is that there has seldom been clearer proof that Trump is in
Remember about a month and a half ago when Donald Trump claimed China had called his top negotiators and a trade deal was on its way? I remember thinking you’d have to have less than 2 pints of creamy brain pâté inside your cranium to
This is what happens when you make a septic spleen president of the United States. Donald Trump was reportedly so enraged at China after the country announced $75 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods back in August that he wanted to double existing tariffs on the
Trump has been counting on four things to get him re-elected: The economy Winning the trade war he started with China Building the wall he promised his base Russian hacking and GOP voter suppression Right now he's panicking on all 4. The economy is heading
At a G7 breakfast meeting, Donald Trump appeared to show a moment of reflection and introspection with regard to his trade policy. Wait, that can’t be right. Roll tape. REPORTER: Any second thoughts on escalating the trade war with China? TRUMP: Yeah, sure. Why not? REPORTER:
Donald Trump likes to pretend that the American steel industry is one of the few domestic industries that hasn’t been vigorously wedgied by his tariff regime. Not only has he claimed his tariffs have singlehandedly revived the industry … x In one year Tariffs have rebuilt
You can tell when Donald Trump is upset about something — his lies and non sequiturs become far more feral, frequent, and surreal. Meanwhile, we all sit back and observe with a mixture of contempt, amusement, and horror — like watching a chimpanzee in a room
How did this wee-brained little man ever graduate from high school, much less Wharton? Betraying his profound ignorance of how the global economy works, Trump tweeted this bland bit of folderol today: x The United States is now, by far, the Biggest, Strongest and Most
So if your administration’s policies had screwed one of your boss’s key constituencies sideways, do you think you might hold off on insulting them to their faces? Well, not if you’re part of this administration, which has an uncanny knack for always making things worse.
As the trade war limps along exactly as you’d expect a policy launched by a failed casino owner would, real people are taking it on the chin. One of those folks is a farmer from a reliably red state that voted for Trump by a more
Donald Trump said today that he believes China may seek to delay trade negotiations until after the 2020 election in the hope that the country could negotiate with another president a sane person. Reuters: “I don’t think personally China would sign a deal if I had
Trucking and shipping are the lifeblood of our economy, just as lard and cheap Christmas fudge are the lifeblood of Donald J. Trump. When any of these slow or clot up, the patient is about to faint. Well, look out, and grab onto your doubloons.
Well, that’s karma — or whatever the Christian equivalent of karma is. Eternal perdition? Because that’s what they’ve given us … So now this is happening: Because they elected Donald Trump, white evangelical Christians could soon be facing a severe Bible shortage. Trump is still threatening
Winning Michigan is vital to Donald Trump’s hopes in 2020. In fact, the Midwest as a whole is key to his reelection strategy. So it’s notable that his quixotic, high-profile tariffs have been a gut-punch to farmers and autoworkers in Michigan and across the region.
Like almost every Republican who doesn’t look and act like a golem made of stale circus peanuts, primal shame, and nougat, Lindsey Graham was once a vocal opponent of tariffs and a fierce defender of free trade. Now? He agrees with Donald Trump that we
Trump’s decision to slap new tariffs on Mexico until Mexico stops airdropping Mexicans onto American strawberry fields and dairy farms will have serious unintended consequences, according to several Wall Street analysts. That is, it’s made the entire world aware of something bankers, building contractors, and Trump
I wouldn’t be so sure about farm country coming out in droves for Donald J. Trump in 2020. Many farmers wanted Trump to get tough on China, but the guy who mysteriously lost money running casinos surprisingly has no idea what he’s doing when it comes
Donald Trump is fond of saying we lose billions of dollars to China each year because of our trade deficit with the country — a deficit that has (erp!) somehow hit a record high under Trump’s watch. Of course, that’s a little like saying my trade
Donald Trump, write this 100 times on your left moob: China does not pay our tariffs. China does not pay our tariffs. China does not pay our tariffs. x ….of additional goods sent to us by China remain untaxed, but will be shortly, at a