Trump's deals are much less than they seem

Trump sure showed China how it is done. Put China on notice and President Xi rolled back the tariffs he proposed on U.S. cars. Trouble is, most American cars in China are made there. No tariffs. Trump whiffed again.

Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum are the same. Tariffs with a few exceptions: Germany, England, Brazil (pending) France, Canada, Mexico — I am not sure if Russia also got an exemption. I think the tariffs still apply someplace.

Now, Trump want to sanction China after it paid the fines and penalties concerning Iran. All legitimate (non-Fox) estimates report Trump’s sanctions move will cost the United States a minimum of 60,000 jobs, perhaps as many as four times that. A shining example of Trump’s “Fire-Aim-Ready” system. So Sad.

I keep seeing the hate-Obama people blaming the past president for all the world’s problems, Syria being their latest blather. As for Obama’s line in the sand, look under the Republican Congress for the answer.

The obstructionist Republican Congress would not pass a resolution for military action in Syria. They told Obama to go ahead, they’d back him up. Obama knew if he did, the get-Obama Congress would not have his back and would try to impeach him. He asked Congress to step up and the answer was a resounding no!

I cannot imagine the lapdog Republicans of today denying their master Trump anything. Trump’s Syrian excursion, the Mission Accomplished Tour (where have I seen that before?) was a farce. Remember Trump’s bloviations about everything being a surprise so the enemy would not know when it was coming? He gave the world several days notice. Russia pulled out its navy and aircraft. Iran moved its assets. Syria moved its aircraft and major military assets to hardened sites.

The non-Fox news appraisals of the raid were that a lot of warehouses were destroyed at six different sites. Syria was bombing again the next day. As a condition of participation France and probably England secured Trump’s agreement for the U.S. to stay in Syria not just for the short term. What a deal.

Trump-Republican Congress. So Sad. So Sorry.

D.A.Willard

James City County

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