Donald Trump just blew it for himself in catastrophic fashion | POLITICS NEWS



Donald Trump has had a very productive weekend but only in terms of his Twitter output while the president ranted about quite a variety of subjects there is a clear front-runner something that is obviously very much on his mind right now and that is the trade war with China that the u.s. is currently involved in it was on Friday that the Trump administration announced an increase from 10 percent to 25 percent on two hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese goods and China retaliated quickly with plans to impose new tariffs on 60 billion dollars worth of goods imported from the US effective June 1st inevitably the stock market reacted to the tit-for-tat between the world's two largest economies and promptly took its deepest single-day plunge since January of this year meanwhile the actual negotiations for a trade deal between the United States and China seem to be going nowhere in particular which accounts for the increasing exasperation of the supposed deal maker in chief who went from calling the talks candid and constructive on Friday to eventually telling the Chinese that the deal would become far worse for them if negotiations were to drag on for very much longer it is expected that Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will get a chance to talk on the sidelines of the g20 summit scheduled to take place in Japan in late June and both Treasury secretary minuchin and US Trade Representative Robert light Iser have received invitations to come to Beijing for further negotiations but in the meantime more tariffs imposed by either side will come into effect and will eventually have economic consequences thus the question of who is going to pay for the ongoing trade war is being discussed with increasing urgency this question was at the center of an interview Larry Kudlow gave to Fox News Chris Wallace on Sunday in which Trump's top economic adviser had to concede that it is in fact US businesses and consumers who are going to pay the increased tariffs this admission coup de l'eau essentially exposed Donald Trump's claim the tariffs are paid for mostly by China by the way not by us as an inaccurate statement furthermore Kudlow admitted that it would most likely be American farmers that would be hit hard by retaliatory Chinese tariffs apparently Donald Trump has been made aware of the fact that alienating this part of the Republican voter base could become a serious problem in an effort at damage control Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that we're going to take the highest year the biggest purchase that China has ever made with our farmers which is about 15 billion dollars and do something reciprocal to our farmers so our farmers can do well in other words the Republican president is planning to use subsidies and redistribution to dampen the effects of his trade war Trump also referred to us farmers as great Patriot farmers in a tweet which prompted a number of biting comments from people familiar with the propaganda lingo of the former Soviet Union toil hard in the fields great patriot farmers of trumka Stan let this year deliver us a rich harvest so we exceed Chairman Trump's five-year plan one tweeter named at your web requite in a tweet

GOP civil war erupts over Donald Trump Jr subpoena | POLITICS NEWS



as we all learned last week Republican Senator Richard burr issued a subpoena to Donald Trump jr. compelling him to give additional testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee as expected all hell has broken loose first Rand Paul of Kentucky said the subpoena is a real travesty of justice he went on to call the subpoena perjury trap well he got the perjury part right does he not know that perjury is a crime between Paul and Mitch McConnell there must be something really bad in the water in Kentucky next where his fellow North Carolina Senator Tom Tillis told USA Today that it's time to move on finally the biggest hypocrite in Washington Lindsey Graham appeared on Fox to give jr. a message in essence that he should break the law by refusing to appear many may recall that Graham was one of the major cheerleaders during the impeachment of Bill Clinton at that time Graham stated to be a person of character don't put her legal and political interests ahead of the rule of law and common decency as is typical with Graham these days he has completely forgotten everything he said in 2016 Graham called Trump a kook crazy and unfit for office not even a year later Graham said I'm concerned by the media's attempt to label Trump as a kook or not fit to be President huh they got those words from you dude now Graham is Trump's best friend what's up with Lindsey anyway have aliens taken over his body someone must have some really good dirt on him let me make this easy for a gray of Rand Tillis and any other Republicans who don't get why verse of peanut Junior he lied they know it and burr knows it both Graham and rant falsely claimed that the Mueller failed to prove collusion which we know is an illegal term anyway and that the ongoing investigations should end perhaps Mueller did not find enough to prove criminal conspiracy the actual legal term but he absolutely did find multiple instances of trumps attempted obstruction of justice since obstruction is a crime and Mueller specifically said Trump isn't exonerated burr wants to get to the bottom of things before finally putting it to bed if prison is good enough for Michael Cohen's lies on her own then it's good enough for juniors lies on her own