"These crazy tweets read like Soviet Propaganda."
President Donald Trump continued his new habit of daily massive tweetstorms on Tuesday, starting at 6:15 AM and again focusing on his failed China tariffs "policy." Trump has levied huge tariffs on goods coming into the U.S. from China – tariffs paid by Americans – and China in response announced it will impose tariffs on U.S. goods going in to China, escalating Trump's tariff war.
As USA Today's G. William Hoagland, who grew up on a farm, writes, "agriculture and farm families in the bread basket states have borne the brunt of the trade war."
That war has spanned two years now, and it's crushing many farms.
President Trump, who does not understand even the basics of how tariffs work, repeatedly announces how excited he is that tariffs are flooding the Treasury's coffers. He insists China is paying the tariffs on China's goods, which is not only false, but at this point, ludicrous to keep repeating.
Trump has now decided on a bailout to pay off the farmers, with the taxes raised by his tariffs – taxes paid by Americans, in addition to the farm subsidies already in place for decades.
$15 billion, Trump says, will go to bail out America's "great Patriot Farmers."
....This money will come from the massive Tariffs being paid to the United States for allowing China, and others, to do business with us. The Farmers have been “forgotten” for many years. Their time is now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2019
"Patriot farmers" is now trending on Twitter.
Last week, in "Trump Is Terrible for Rural America," Paul Krugman wrote in The New York Times, "Trump Is Terrible for Rural America.
Many on social media are mocking the President this morning, accusing him of "socialism!" – the very claim he's decided to wage against Democrats running to beat him in 2020 – along with spreading "Soviet propaganda," and sounding like Chairman Mao.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) May 14, 2019
It’s ok to subsidize trump supporters. That’s not socialism that’s just buying votes. Buying votes is a cornerstone of republican thinking
— SpeediegATL (@SPEEDIEGATL) May 14, 2019
It will never not be hilarious this guy is going to actively campaign as the candidate against "socialism" https://t.co/Ets8ekuVon
— Dustin Braden (@dbrades89) May 14, 2019
TAKE INSPIRATION FROM THE STAKHANOVITE EXAMPLE OF YOUr COMRADES!
STRIVE MIGHTILY TO EXCEED THE QUOTA OF THE FIVE-YEAR BEET HARVEST! https://t.co/NAlmQQu44p
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 14, 2019
— Michael Leroy Oberg (@NativeAmText) May 14, 2019
The farmers are taking the biggest hit, and now you are trying to use taxpayer dollars to bail them out.
According to the Republican playbook, this is Socialism.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) May 14, 2019
"Our great Patriot Farmers"? FFS, this isn't the Soviet Union...yet.
— Ruth Ann (@Fairy_Gmother) May 14, 2019
THIS Five-Year Plan will be the BEST Five-Year Plan for the Motherland! We will tax the consumers and give the money to the farmers to spite the foreigners!
Also, let's keep saying that the Democrats are "socialists." https://t.co/L7qqxZ9m37
— Gregory Koger (@GregoryKoger) May 14, 2019
None of this is true.
Also it makes no sense.
Also the farmers - unlike grifters and liars and tax cheats like you - can’t afford to lose money and continue to stay in business.
— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) May 14, 2019
Guy who fear mongers about socialism introduces socialism to fix problem he unilaterally created.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 14, 2019
It's great to see the Mad King slip into the rhetorical style of Mao. https://t.co/cyrQNANt7P
— Don Pogreba (@dpogreba) May 14, 2019
You sound like Chairman Mao preaching about peasants.
— Heidi (@hansonheidi) May 14, 2019
#Brokahontas your tweets sound more and more like Russian propaganda from the 1950s. “Our great Patriot Farmers,” as if you care what happens to them.
— Michael Kates (@TheMichaelKates) May 14, 2019
Great Patriot Farmers, Unite! Become State farms. Work harder, reduce quality, raise prices and make America less healthy! Join Comrade Trump in the 5 year plan to destroy US! pic.twitter.com/ZAIFFHz44E— TrumanCapote's Ashes (@tcapotesashes) May 14, 2019
The only difference between this and Soviet propaganda is the Soviets had better English translators. https://t.co/XY9RHPajJZ
— Steven V. Miller (@stevenvmiller) May 14, 2019
This dude would have been an awesome Mao impersonator https://t.co/f1ufEJEqGg
— JimmyO (@jimmyotx) May 14, 2019
“Toil hard in the fields great patriot farmers of Trumpistan! Let this year deliver us a rich harvest so we exceed Chairman Trump’s 5 year plan!” pic.twitter.com/FXXZgx3Wdo— Bong-Hits for Moderates (@jerweber) May 13, 2019
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