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Old 07-23-2018, 10:19 PM   #501
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Those two tweets are made up. Though I can see how you would mistake them for the real thing, given they’re about the same level of maturity as his actual tweets.
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Those made up tweets are hilarious.
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https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/...432728576?s=21
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Those two tweets are made up. Though I can see how you would mistake them for the real thing, given they’re about the same level of maturity as his actual tweets.
Edit never mind lol I misread hahha
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You're killing independent Donald

https://youtu.be/61iZXRCAL6s
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Don't know if that's for me or others but yeah I know the reference
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:21 PM   #507
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Did I read this right? Or did FOX News actually criticize Trump?

Trump's trade war is economic suicide | Fox News
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Oh, don't worry, Trump will solve this problem...

https://nypost.com/2018/07/24/trump-...rt-by-tariffs/
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FFS, and cue Hannity screaming about a bailout in 3, 2...

Oh, who am I kidding, tariffs and bailouts are cool now.
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Oh, don't worry, Trump will solve this problem...

https://nypost.com/2018/07/24/trump-...rt-by-tariffs/
This is the Republican philosophy carried to it's logical end. Cut taxes, so that services for everyone are no longer available, so that those who can't afford them simply don't get them. And the free market rules -- for people with money.

The rest can go to hell.
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Here's a bit from CNBC Contributor Kevin O'Leary, on the tariffs and economic suicide:

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The policy is crystal clear. Listen to the messaging coming from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Director Larry Kudlow and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. These are competent managers tasked with executing directives. They and their staff have delivered deregulation and tax reform and are now focused on trade.

Their message is clear. They are going to keep ratcheting up tariffs until the eurozone and China come to the table. They care about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Asian trade protocol too, but these have been pushed to the back burner while they focus on the big dogs, China and Europe.

If you listen and believe the noise, this is economic suicide and will result in the end of the free world as we have known it.

So why has the market not corrected, and why have many stocks continued to hit all-time historic highs? Because the potential to equalize tariffs has such tremendous economic upside for the U.S. economy, investors are willing to put up with pain even if the chance of success is only 50 percent or less.

How much pain? A lot.

The markets know this is not going to happen overnight, but the upside is so enticing that it is willing to wait. Case in point: Trump recently remarked to German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he sees a lot more German cars driving around the U.S. than he sees American automobiles on the Autobahn.

Maybe the Germans got the message. They are rumored to be bringing a deal on auto tariffs between the two countries when they meet at the White House soon. This is proof that if you don’t ask, you don’t get. I am going to go long on the U.S. auto sector going into that dinner.

My bet is that the strategy is about to start to paying dividends — the equalization of trade tariffs. This is a move toward a more free and competitive trade between the two auto markets that we have not seen in decades. Investors and employees will benefit.

China is going to be far more complex, but I’m willing to wait and, for now, so is the market.

I never endorse politicians. You can’t win because you will always make 50 percent of the constituency unhappy. But I do watch and study policy. I have to because I have to put money to work in the market every day, and policy can have a tremendous impact on returns.

You never know what the market will do tomorrow, but you can manage risk. My best advice in these extraordinary times? Tune out the circus and focus on the policy that actually gets implemented. It's getting interesting.
http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/3...ocus-on-policy


Look, if Trump improves the economy, fine. As long as things don't make really bad turn for the worst. With some economists predicting a recession in a few years, I am nervously watching the economy and hoping things won't be as bad - or worse - than in 2008. But if the wacko in the White House prevents that, and actually prevents it altogether, fine. But I'm not too optimistic; as it says above, the risks are too high.
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Ivanka is shutting down her clothing company to devote herself to public policy. Jesus, Joseph and Mary.

But God forbid Chelsea Clinton so much as tweets anything semi-political.

At this point I'm resigned to just accepting whichever Bush is in line next. I think that's Jebbie's oldest, George P. Bush. Looks like the other Georges, served in Reserves, currently a Texas politician. Come on down!
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Say hello to your first female president, Ivanka Trump
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^^^ I was thinking the same thing. He's grooming her.
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Maybe some of you read this article or heard about it, but I'll post the link just in case:

Washington Post: God, Trump and the meaning of Morality

Basically, hardcore Trump supporters in the deep South (where else?) support Trump and believe God is working through him, because he wants to end abortion, hates "what they hate" and will save the Christian nation. Very insightful here.
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The only way tariffs work is if the other countries don't respond in kind.
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^^^ I was thinking the same thing. He's grooming her.
I'm sure he'd like to be "grooming" her.
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he seems to be under the impression that if the US puts tariffs on all their exports, that the rest of the world will keep buying just as many american goods, only now the US government gets a cut from it. except that in reality, the rest of the world will spend far less money on american goods and the domestic economy gets wrecked.

if i'm a butcher in canada, why would i buy a texas cow for $1000+5% tariff when i could buy essentially the same cow from just across the rio grande for $1000 flat?
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if i'm a butcher in canada, why would i buy a texas cow for $1000+5% tariff when i could buy essentially the same cow from just across the rio grande for $1000 flat?
Cause the Mexican cow won't be able to climb over Donnie's wall.
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he seems to be under the impression that if the US puts tariffs on all their exports, that the rest of the world will keep buying just as many american goods, only now the US government gets a cut from it. except that in reality, the rest of the world will spend far less money on american goods and the domestic economy gets wrecked.

if i'm a butcher in canada, why would i buy a texas cow for $1000+5% tariff when i could buy essentially the same cow from just across the rio grande for $1000 flat?
Because Mexican cows are bringing drugs, they're rapists, and some are good cows.
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