“No, we’re doing this for Christmas season, just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers, which, so far, they’ve had virtually none. The only impact has been that we’ve collected almost $60 billion from China — compliments of China. But just in case they might have an impact on people, what we’ve done is we’ve delayed it so that they won’t be relevant for the Christmas shopping season.”
Gee, if tariff wars are always good and winnable then… I think this shows us that he knows that he’s knee-capping all of us, and also knows that the Evangelicals will be holy pissed (see what I did there) if they cannot buy a Christmas gun for junior and a bauble for the mistress. “Don’t eff with Jeebus, Donny!” they did not say. This is totally a campaign move, in other words.
Wall Street is totally worried that Tariffman’s trade wars are going to be never-ending, and economists have raised the odds that the economy is about to crash… next year during the 2020 Goat Rodeo.
So Prznint McBuy-n-Sell did his patented dance move: Threaten new tariffs, and then run away when the markets tank, cha-cha-cha!