Axios morning email thingie reports that David Navarro (literally found on Amazon because of a crank book he wrote on China), who plays Robbin to Stupid’s Tariffman, went on the Sunday Talkies on the electric TeeVee machine and lied his ass off:
On ABC’s “This Week,” White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said that during an Oval Office meeting with a group of executives:
- “We heard from these business leaders: … ‘Just give us some time to December 15th. And, by the way, we are taking all of our sourcing production facilities out of China, and we will continue to do that.'”
But a source at a major U.S.-based company with a supply chain in China tells Axios:
- “This is completely made up. … The supply chains companies of all stripes have built up in China took decades to create. No one in their right mind is going to show up and say they’re taking ‘all’ of their supply chains out of China simply to please DJT.”
A former administration official explains: “You can’t site and build factories, train workers, etc., on a dime. And the investments required are enormous, so companies usually wait for certainty in conditions before taking such big steps.”
And of course, the speculation about a recession hitting is gathering steam. Shorter Maggie Haberman: BUT WHAT ABOUT DAWSON?!!!
“President Trump, confronting perhaps the most ominous economic signs of his time in office, has unleashed what is by now a familiar response: lashing out at what he believes is a conspiracy of forces arrayed against him.
“He has insisted that his own handpicked Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, is intentionally acting against him. He has said other countries, including allies, are working to hurt American economic interests. And he has accused the news media of trying to create a recession.
[Cut to courtroom scene, fidgeting with worry beads, and explaining with geometric logig about the strawberries…]
“Mr. Trump has repeated the claims in private discussions with aides and allies, insisting that his critics are trying to take away what he sees as his calling card for re-election. Mr. Trump has been agitated in discussions of the economy, and by the news media’s reporting of warnings of a possible recession. He has said forces that do not want him to win have been overstating the damage his trade war has caused, according to people who have spoken with him. And several aides agree with him that the news media is overplaying the economic fears, adding to his feeling of being justified, people close to the president said.”
Look, if the country goes into recession before the exciting conclusion of the 2020 Goat Rodeo, Possum Hollar is gonna be hella angry if they lose their jerbs in the coal mines and their huts get repossessed by the banksters, and it won’t matter at all that Prznint Horndog got the Virgin Mayor of Keg City, Brett Kavanaugh, on the Supreme Court or passed the Billions for Billionaires Bill. He will be thrown out of office like a mere Bush.
And he seems to know it, somehow. What he does not know is what to do about it, other than point fingers elsewhere.