Whatever news this morning that is not about Poppy Bush is about Comrade Stupid’s success in Argentina, where he did nothing, except wander away during a photoshoot and cancelled a press conference out of his great admiration and respect for the Bushes.
China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. Currently the tariff is 40%.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
No one bothers to ask how many cars China imports… we’re guessing, oh, perhaps ZERO.
Axios morning email thingie (“Presented by Boeing”) tells us:
The 90-day U.S.-China ceasefire over tariffs was greeted with relief by businesses around the world as the two largest economies eased concerns over a possible new Cold War.
Tiger Beat on the Potomac morning email thingie:
“As he crisscrossed Buenos Aires, posing for photos with dignitaries and boasting about his accomplishments, Trump left behind a trail of exaggerations meant to paper over the fractious first half of his term and rebrand himself as a globe-trotting statesman. It’s the Art of the G-20, by Donald Trump. The 45th president is writing his own rulebook on how to claim credit and respect on an international stage where many leaders have looked down on him for years.
The very appropriately named David Dollar(!) at the Brookings Institute:
“If the economy slows down, it’s very unlikely U.S. will ever ratchet up tariffs. But if the U.S. economy is roaring and the negotiations are especially frustrating, 90 days from now we could be headed into a serious trade war.”
And in related news, Poppy Bush is still dead.