Trump’s latest tweets summed up a week of questionable actions by the president, with most sane Americans left shocked and worried. Even a group of 107 Republicans took a stand against Trump’s more controversial recent moves, although not one will stand up against his refusal to impose sanctions against Russia or his possibly illegal action to silence his former mistress, porn star Stormy Daniels.
With even his own top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, resigning over the disastrous move to impose high tariffs on steel and aluminum that could kill American jobs and shake an economy made strong again by Trump’s successor, President Obama, it’s clear that the announcement to do so is not going over well. In a letter from members of his own party on the Ways and Means Committee, Republicans expressed their panic over the proposed tariffs.
‘We are writing to express deep concern about the prospect of broad, global tariffs on aluminum and steel imports. Because tariffs are taxes that make U.S. businesses less competitive and U.S. consumers poorer, any tariffs that are imposed should be designed to address specific distortions caused by unfair trade practices in a targeted way while minimizing negative consequences on American businesses and consumers.’
While his upcoming meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is being touted as a possible catalyst for Trump’s nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize by his rabid fan base, the rest of America realizes that President Obama was more likely smarter to not consider negotiating with a man who killed his own brother to eliminate threats to his position of power. So far, Trump’s meetings and conversations with more rational world leaders have not gone all that well; this meeting going wrong could jeopardize the safety of the entire world.
Twitter had their own thoughts on Trump’s stream of self-praising tweets, see their responses below:
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