Trump Calls Off Tariffs on Mexican Imports

Trump has called off his plan to impose tariffs on goods imported from Mexico. Does he expect applause for creating a crisis and then avoiding it?

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    Yes (5.00 / 6) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jun 07, 2019 at 10:58:18 PM EST
    I think that was entirely the point.

    Of (none / 0) (#10)
    by FlJoe on Sun Jun 09, 2019 at 07:54:28 AM EST
    course the plot falls apart within hours
    Mexico had already promised to take many of the actions agreed to in Friday's immigration deal with the US -- months before President Donald Trump's tariff threat, officials from both countries who are familiar with the negotiations told the New York Times in a story published Saturday.

    Yes, he does (5.00 / 5) (#2)
    by Yman on Sat Jun 08, 2019 at 11:13:47 AM EST
    Does he expect applause for creating a crisis and then avoiding it?

    That's his SOP.  Create a problem ... "fix" the problem.. claim victory whether he's made the situation better or worse... tand back and wait for his sycophants to applaud.

    Separating immigrant children from their families.
    Defunding/then funding the Special Olympics.
    Shutting down the federal government.
    Ramp up nuclear tensions with North Korea, then have a summit and claim victory despite gaining nothing.
    Threatening a trade war with the EU, then backing down from his car tariff threats.
    Wreak havoc with agriculture in his trade war with China and them give farmers taxpayer $$$, pretending to be their savior.

    A sad, sad joke of a POTUS.

    His con (confidence (none / 0) (#3)
    by KeysDan on Sat Jun 08, 2019 at 12:21:41 PM EST
    and contrivance) skills are fierce ---his cult believes he is a stable genius, showing that we need a businessman to run the country like a business (e.g. Wells Fargo).  The Manipulator/Flimflam president continues unabated and uncaught.  So far.

    Apparently Whitey Bulger (none / 0) (#4)
    by jondee on Sat Jun 08, 2019 at 01:56:48 PM EST
    is a big Trump fan.

    Just more proof of very fine people on all sides.


    Whitey Bulger is dead. (none / 0) (#5)
    by Chuck0 on Sat Jun 08, 2019 at 02:25:24 PM EST
    Ok he Was a big Trump fan (none / 0) (#6)
    by jondee on Sat Jun 08, 2019 at 02:39:18 PM EST
    I lost track of Whitey. RIP

    Maybe that's why. (none / 0) (#7)
    by oculus on Sat Jun 08, 2019 at 02:53:50 PM EST
    It's too bad (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by jondee on Sat Jun 08, 2019 at 02:57:26 PM EST
    you can go far in the MAGA movement with a name like Whitey.

    Whitey (1.00 / 2) (#13)
    by lousy1 on Sun Jun 09, 2019 at 05:57:11 PM EST
    Was closely associated with Boston FBI crooks including many of mueller staffers

    Is that so? (none / 0) (#14)
    by Yman on Sun Jun 09, 2019 at 06:22:23 PM EST
    Which of Mueller's staffers are you claiming were "Boston FBI crooks"?

    Name them.  This'll be fun.


    nyet (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by KeysDan on Mon Jun 10, 2019 at 07:56:26 AM EST

    His (none / 0) (#15)
    by lousy1 on Sun Jun 09, 2019 at 06:39:13 PM EST
    Boston staffers I thought everyone was familiar with the Boston FBI corruption and murder history
    You  Although some of his investigators in the Russian probe have previously been cited for improper behavior and some even dismissed.

    You didn't answer Yman's question (5.00 / 2) (#16)
    by Peter G on Sun Jun 09, 2019 at 06:47:33 PM EST
    And have now made a second and entirely different accusation against Mueller, again without a link or other support. Can you back up either of them? Not that there was shocking misconduct in the Boston FBI office in its dealings with organized crime, but your suggestion that this somehow taints Mueller and his investigation.

    Not an answer (none / 0) (#18)
    by Yman on Wed Jun 12, 2019 at 10:08:38 PM EST
    At this point, all "everyone knows" is that you're FOS.

    Turns out that Mexico ... (5.00 / 3) (#9)
    by Yman on Sat Jun 08, 2019 at 04:11:26 PM EST
    ... had already agreed to this deal months ago.  This tariff distraction wasn't working out, so he's pretending to be the dealmaker again in order to save face.  Wonder what happens if the numbers don't drop in a couple of months.

    I always get the feeling... (none / 0) (#11)
    by Dadler on Sun Jun 09, 2019 at 10:04:51 AM EST
    ...Trumpco are doing all of this tariff sh*t simply so they can manipulate certain stocks to their financial advantage. Never had an administration so full of grifters, con artists, and plain corrupt scum perfectly happy to use their position of government power to fill their personal pockets with cash. With almost no check on it whatsoever.

    On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, (none / 0) (#12)
    by KeysDan on Sun Jun 09, 2019 at 12:14:13 PM EST
    Robert Mueller presented his brief, yet devastating, farewell statement that spiked calls for an impeachment inquiry.

    On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Trump announced his plan to place tariffs on all goods from Mexico starting at 5% as of June 10,  progressing in monthly increments of 5% up to the. draconian  and permanent 25% by October.

    The media moved on to the newest shiny object, the Democrats were troubled by it all and lost the impeachment moment and momentum, and the arsonist  takes credit for putting out the fire.he started.

    Elect a clown. (none / 0) (#19)
    by Chuck0 on Thu Jun 13, 2019 at 09:28:29 AM EST
    Expect a circus.