President Donald Trump’s plan was to bully our G7 allies on a range of issues by touting the strong U.S. economy. As The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent wrote Friday morning, “Trump will proclaim his ‘America First’ agenda a smashing success, and throw that in the faces of our European allies.”
That plan will have to be changed now that his trade war with China just exploded.
China imposed tariffs of $75 billion of U.S. goods on Friday. Trump launched a tweetstorm causing the DOW to drop more than 600 points (at several times during the day more than 700 points.)
The president apparently found wiping out the value of millions of Americans’ 401(k)s amusing:
The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the news that Representative Seth Moulton, whoever that may be, has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential Race!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
And just an hour after the markets closed, Trump once again took to Twitter, announcing he is increasing tariffs against China on $250 billion of goods.
“Trump’s appearance [at the G7] will in reality demonstrate that the very nationalist agenda he will be touting is, thus far, a record of deep fraudulence and failure, covered up with lies,” Sargent added. “Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda, particularly the trade war with China, is a key reason the U.S. economy is now at greater risk of tipping into recession.”
“It’s important to appreciate just how heavily Trump’s political mystique relies on the constant middle finger he gives to allies and international leaders. It’s central to the story he told in 2016 and the one he’ll tell in 2020.”
Last year President Trump promised winning trade wars is “easy.”
When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
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‘Idiot Has the Nuclear Codes’: Trump Mocked for Promoting Satire Site’s Story Twitter Crashed Itself to Help Biden
President Donald Trump is being widely mocked for promoting a satirical, Christian conservative website’s story that Twitter shut itself down on Thursday to block access to a debunked New York Post article in an effort to help Joe Biden.
“Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News” is the headline of the article Trump retweeted. It is from The Babylon Bee, which has been called “the Christian version of The Onion.”
Trump left zero possibility that he was just retweeting it because he found it amusing.
“Wow, this has never been done in history. This includes his really bad interview last night. Why is Twitter doing this. Bringing more attention to Sleepy Joe & Big T,” he tweeted early Friday morning.
The President was quickly mocked, but this time many of the tweets seemed to also suggest concern over his access to America’s nuclear launch codes.
President Moron doesn't realize this is a satirical news site.
Next, he'll be railing on @TheOnion
This would be funny, if not terrifying that POTUS is this dumb. And has access to your Nuclear codes.
Dumbest president in the history of the US. https://t.co/D8BgvS9D9c
— M.I.B – F1V3👁 (@Tru7hS33kR) October 16, 2020
As the nation sleeps, Trump claims that Twitter crashed itself to save Joe Biden from the New York Post. His source is a satirical article from the Babylon Bee, a right-wing Christian version of The Onion. https://t.co/Tg9UjokR1w
— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) October 16, 2020
Trump can't tell comedy and news apart. Still think he's the best person to have the nuclear codes? https://t.co/bfP4PSyUZx
— Luke Drago (@RealLukeDrago) October 16, 2020
Mr President that's a satire website it says so on the fucking bio oh my god https://t.co/wtiWsC3pbM
— 🦇🎃José's Little Hell🦇🎃 (@Josysegafan) October 16, 2020
Yes, Trump did tweet a satirical article from Babylon Bee thinking it's real news, but then again Trump's daily intelligence briefings come from Fox & Friends. https://t.co/8rvzlyhQrk
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) October 16, 2020
Our President just retweeted Babylon Bee as a serious news story. This is the reality we live in. Our president has such poor critical thinking skills he is spreading a parody site as reasons to vote for him. https://t.co/Aycr1pXEi7
— Reframing2020 (@reframing2020) October 16, 2020
— oh what now (@Simon_in_London) October 16, 2020
you can't tell me this dude isn't coked up to the gills. https://t.co/yDIrq3YniU
— 𝐣𝐞𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐠𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐨🧟♂️ (@disco_socialist) October 16, 2020
This idiot has the nuclear codes. 🤦🏻♀️ https://t.co/HnoTFmxYdI
— 🎃Jen Scott -Biden/Harris 2020🎃 (@jsbutterflyz) October 16, 2020
I cant…..the leader of the free world is being duped by satire….shitty satire at that…. https://t.co/iCHZotu6u2
— Dustin M. Czarny (@DustinCzarny) October 16, 2020
Trump as racist Uncle, exhibit #3629: Angrily sharing a satire article as if it's legit https://t.co/Lf1YlEjHeM
— Nick Langley (@nickolaslangley) October 16, 2020
Trump Retweeting the satirical Babylon Bee thinking it's a serious story perfectly sums Trump's 4 years in the White House. To Trump, what is truly "Fake news" is real while real news is attacked. https://t.co/8rvzlyhQrk
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) October 16, 2020
Well now I know where he gets his information and it explains so much. https://t.co/k1tFukF0SO
— HG Tomato 🍅 Wash Your Hands (@HGTomato) October 16, 2020
Trump believes satire website (below) are reality
Trump denies the reality when told to him by US Intelligence/CIA/FBI. https://t.co/3h1eSUPIWN
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) October 16, 2020
HAHAHAHAHAHA! THIS FUCKIN IDIOT RIGHT HERE https://t.co/2GRGfUcPIS
— Stormin Norman (@LilGoblinJunior) October 16, 2020
Trump Dangerously Tweets ‘Don’t Be Afraid of Covid’ and Announces He’s Leaving Walter Reed
President Donald Trump, who has received expert medical care unlike any other coronavirus patient, has just announced he will be leaving Walter Reed Medical Center at 6:30 PM Monday evening, and dangerously added: “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”
COVID-19 has killed more than 210,000 Americans and 1,045,000 people worldwide.
“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” Trump said on Twitter.
The president is currently taking drugs like steroids, which make many feel powerful and energetic.
Trump is still infected and can still infect others. His health is still compromised.
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.
Watch: Trump Ludicrously Claims ‘Herd Mentality’ Will End COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Without the Vaccine’
President Donald Trump says the coronavirus pandemic is “going away,” and would even disappear without a COVID-19 vaccine, thanks to a “herd mentality.”
That’s entirely false.
“We are going to be okay, we’re going to be okay and it is going away,” Trump said about the coronavirus pandemic that’s taken 200,000 American lives, “and it’s probably going to go away now a lot faster because of the vaccine.”
“It would go away without the vaccine, George, but it’s going to go away a lot faster with go away without the vaccine,” Trump continued, speaking at an ABC News town hall hosted by George Stephanopoulos.
An incredulous Stephanopoulos asked, “it’s going to go away without the vaccine?”
“Sure, over a period of time,” Trump said. “Sure with time it goes away. And you’ll develop, you’ll develop, like a herd-mentality it’s going to be it’s going to be herd-developed and that’s going to happen, that will all happen, but with the vaccine, I think it will go away very quickly But I really believe we’re rounding the corner, and I believe that strongly.”
Trump likely meant herd immunity, which he incorrectly described. Experts say herd immunity will not resolve the coronavirus and we will be dealing with it “forever.”
TRUMP: It is going away
STEPHANOPOULOS: Without a vaccine?
TRUMP: Sure. Over a period of time
S: And many deaths
TRUMP: It’s gonna be herd developed pic.twitter.com/dtJRE7XwFX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 16, 2020
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