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.
We often assume members of Trump’s base are too thick to notice when Trump is screwing them sideways, but maybe we assume too much.
Consider this passage from Greg Sargent’s column today in The Washington Post: