Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, June 10, 2019


So, let's recap Trump's latest kerfuffle with Mexico: Donne sees something on the tee-vee that upsets him. So he picks up the only tool he knows how to use and threatens Mexico with tariffs. The GOP, this time, bleats that they've had enough. So Trump reaches an "agreement" with the Mexican government, whereby the Mexicans agree to do things that they've pretty much already agreed to do. Trump claims victory and gives in on imposing tariffs.

What Trump did was gull his base, again. Nobody else is fooled by this irrationality show.

What does the world learn from this? They learn that Trump is an angry child with no impulse control. If he sees something that makes him mad, he lashes out.

They also know that any trade agreements with the Trump administration are, in essence, written with smoke. They are only as good as Trump's word.

Which is of no value whatsoever.

(Trump's next great deal)


DTWND said...

And yet, all the right leaning sites praise his moxie for forcing Mexico's government to bend to his will.

"...because seeing, they see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand." Matthew 13:13

"None is so blind as he who will not see." - Ray Charles

"What a bunch of maroons" - Bugs Bunny.


dinthebeast said...

So what good is his Village People NAFTA replacement agreement if the main component, the security of an agreed upon absence of tariffs has now been demonstrated to be a lie?
And furthermore, why should any other country negotiate with us about anything at all ever, if we've just demonstrated the worthlessness of any agreement, constitutional elevation of treaties be damned?

-Doug in Oakland