Of course , Donald Trump claiming to protect American steel is a chutzpa. As an entrepreneur, he had no respect for American steel, no sense of America first.
For seriousness level, how should we grade these tariffs: sad or silly?
How does Donald Trump hides his scandals? By other scandals!
In any case, this was a great distraction of the Stormy Daniels scandal. How does Donald Trump hides his scandals? By other scandals!
It may have been the hyper-critical New York Times that reminded him of his election promise. Thanks very much (but not) for the reminder!
Some countries, Canada, Mexico and Australia, that export steel to the US, immediately wanted and received exemptions. Trump has said that more states can follow and he’ll take two weeks to see which.
What the attacked states should do is make an international alliance of countries that all must be exempted or they will in unison start putting tariffs on US exports. In that alliance should every countries be welcome as long as they don’t “dump” steel – export steel far under the price.
Politicians are used to abandon principles for monetary gain, so public opinion needs to pressure parliaments in these countries to obligate their governments to show some dignity and solidarity, and stop this bullying and divide and conquer policy by one of the wealthiest nations.
This is not only to protect world free trade. It’s also to not give US President Trump this immoral victory. The world’s nations have a responsibility to help prevent this leader’s success and reelection.
The wicked plan was, putting it mildly, designed by Trump-on-solo. In truth , he doesn’t have many advisers left and he wouldn’t listen to them anyway. He trusts his instincts — a euphemism for stubbornness and intellectual and emotional laziness.
Trading nations of the world: where are your pride, your dignity, your solidarity, your moral compass and your long-term vision?!
This is especially important as I find that Trump’s “phenomenal” negotiation style is merely a flip-flop between being a bully and a wimp.