Tit For Tat

Tit for Tat1The Trade War rhetoric and logic is damn childish.  Seriously.  It’s not enough that Donald Trump thinks that if he keeps trying to bully China with tariffs, that they’re just going to roll over.   But the way he tries to sell this to everyone the American people is the way a 5 year old who just found out how to lie would.  He keeps telling us how great all of this is going, while we watch the farmers and factory workers scramble to earn a living.  He claims that China is attacking the farmers to make him look bad, as if he himself isn’t doing the same thing in bigger numbers.  China is just doing it more strategically.  And the difference is starting to show.  Because while we’re pushing away our trading partners, they seem to be teaming up around us.  But the thing is, Trump is forcing everyone to play his game, and his game is childish, which means no one comes away looking good.  Tariffs are supposed to be a trade tool, not a weapon.  And what should be an occasion that ends in the shaking of hands, is turning into a slapfight.

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