Donald Trump wanted to double tariffs on Chinese goods after they retaliated against his initial tariffs.

By |2019-09-04T07:54:15-08:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

Whey can’t this idiot just boycott chinese takeout? 

Courtesy of NBC News

President Donald Trump wanted to double tariff rates on Chinese goods last month after Beijing’s latest retaliation in a boiling trade war before settling on a smaller increase, three sources told CNBC.

The president was outraged after he learned Aug. 23 that China had formalized plans to slap duties on $75 billion in U.S. products in response to new tariffs from Washington on Sept. 1. His initial reaction, communicated to aides on a White House trade call held that day, was to suggest doubling existing tariffs, according to three people briefed on the matter.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer then enlisted multiple CEOs to call the president and warn him about the impact such a move would have on the stock market and the economy.

He settled on a 5% hike in tariff rates on about $550 billion in Chinese products, which he announced in an Aug. 23 tweet after the market close.

In the following days, both Mnuchin and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Trump’s only regret was not raising tariffs higher.

This is idiot is literally ready to trash the entire American economy just to show how tough he is to the Chinese. 

But then what can you really expect from a guy who managed to go bankrupt while running a casino? 

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11 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 5, 2019 at 8:38 am - Reply

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  2. Anonymously September 5, 2019 at 9:30 am - Reply

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  3. Anonymous September 5, 2019 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    In the picture it looks like he is pretending to shoot himself in the head. Or is he pointing to his smarts? Either way our economy will tank. Only the rich and oligarch will come out on top in the end.

  4. Anon September 5, 2019 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    The Chinese are paying the tariffs according to the Dumb Fuck in Chief…

  5. Anonymous September 5, 2019 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    My BIL just lost his job today. Works for a US steel company that was supposed to do bigly under Trump. He voted for Trump but I have to forgive him because he is paying a heavy price.
    Three kids, one in college, one on the way to college, one young adult still at home paying off loans. MURIKKKA.

    • Anonymous September 5, 2019 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      yeah, I really feel sorry for your bil.

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