Trump Doubles Down On Fantasy ‘Trade Wars Are So Good And Easy To Win’ Experts Say Different


Fox’s Chris Wallace actually got Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow to admit on air that Donald Trump doesn’t have a clue how tariffs actually work.

Now #brokeahontas, Trump’s newest trending Twitter handle, has no idea how things are actually paid for in this life, because paying bills is not his thing. That’s for the plebes like you and me, who don’t have the benefit of tax laws that allow us to weasel out of our obligations and welch on all our responsibilities, and do it multiple times, no less.

Americans are going to pay dearly for Trump’s trade war fantasies. That was evident long ago, but now the topic is heating up, since Mango Moron announced on Friday that tariffs would be raised on $200 billion of goods from China from 10 percent to 25 percent. The Chinese government is of course retaliating. Cover your head and duck, because this is not going to be pleasant.

Meanwhile, people who actually know a thing or two about how the economy and  international trade really work, are weighing in and it is worrisome to say the least, how wide the gap is between Trump’s simplistic notions and the actual ways of the world.

Trump lies like the proverbial rug. Remember his now-famous line, “If you just say it, they’ll believe it. I don’t know why, but they do.” That’s his philosophy of life, in a nutshell.

Here’s some more winning.

The Oval Office is occupied by a sociopath suffering from Dunning-Kruger effect (see my other post this morning) and he honestly believes that if he just tells a convincing enough lie that people will buy it and he’ll do just fine — and why wouldn’t he believe it? It got him to the highest office in the land via television, on a career with zero elective office, not even a seat in student council in high school.

Too bad this is real life and there’s a terrible price to be paid for this folly and you and I are picking up the tab. Trump is borrowing money from the Department of Defense budget to subsidize the farmers and so we lose on taxes — and I pray to God the farmers have enough sense not to vote for this moron a second time. If they do, they have a death wish, plain and simple. Here’s a good synopsis of how Trump is screwing the very people who voted for him.

And bear this in mind about Larry Kudlow: back in the nineties, he was snorting rails of cocaine at Bear Stearns and making light of the signs that were clearly pointing to the 2008 housing bubble. So if Kudlow thinks we’re in trouble here, now, you can take it to the bank that things are one hell of a lot worse than you thought, and about to get worse still.

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P J Evans

He now wants to take 1.5 BILLION from the DOD budget to pay for his effing wall.
Someone should put him back in the playpen with his blankie.


Can’t happen too soon, IMO. Nothing like being forced to live on processed cheese sandwiches to make ends meet, huh? Maybe canned Raviolis and discount soda will be the catalysts acquainting the third of us wearing MAGA hats with the reality of how that idiot traffic cone’s “policies” are working out for them.
Welp, gotta go–with Walmart’s lowlowlow prices getting ready to go through the roof, I’m running there to stockpile packs of pre-tarrif Ramen before they’re sold out….


That bit about the DOD budget makes me wonder…at this point, is there anybody in this country Donald John Trump HASN’T screwed over?

P J Evans

His kids, probably. For now.


I almost wish I could believe that.


WTF, those Parkland Kids in the news are a hell of a lot smarter than this, LARRY KUDLOW, freak, of course, they are miles higher than DJT in the smarts department …