In Angry Tweetstorm Trump Escalates Attack On Media: "They Can Also Cause War", Claims US Winning Trade War With China

Trump started off his Sunday early with a tweetstorm that continued his spirited defense of trade war with China from the previous day, claiming his rising tariffs on other nations are "working big time," vowing to tax any nation that doesn't manufacture its products in the US: "as they come,Tax them. If they don’t want to be taxed, let them make or build the product in the U..S" the president said, and claimed that the US is winning the trade war with China based on stock market returns.

"In either event, it means jobs and great wealth," Trump claimed.

The president also argued that tariffs will allow the US to pay down the rapidly rising debt, while also cutting taxes: "Because of Tariffs we will be able to start paying down large amounts of the $21 Trillion in debt that has been accumulated, much by the Obama Administration, while at the same time reducing taxes for our people."

"At minimum, we will make much better Trade Deals for our country!" he concluded.

The tariff defense tweetstorm was a continuation of his Saturday rally in Ohio where he told an audience of diehard supporters on Saturday that playing hardball on trade is “my thing.”

“We have really rebuilt China, and it’s time that we rebuild our own country now,” Trump said Saturday during about an hour of stream of consciousness remarks at a rally outside Columbus, Ohio.

Hours before Saturday night's rally, Trump also posted a string of tweets on the issue, saying the U.S. market is “stronger than ever,” while the Chinese market “has dropped 27% in last 4 months, and they are talking to us.” To confirm that the US is winning the trade war with China, Trump highlighted that Chinese stocks are down, weakening that nation’s bargaining power in the escalating trade war, even as US stocks have increased:

"Tariffs are working far better than anyone ever anticipated. China market has dropped 27% in last 4months, and they are talking to us. Our market is stronger than ever, and will go up dramatically when these horrible Trade Deals are successfully renegotiated."

Trump's tweet merely confirms that the higher the stock market goes as trade war with China escalate, the more aggressive Trump's response will be to any future retaliation out of Beijing.

“Tariffs are working far better than anyone ever anticipated” and would make the U.S. “much richer than it is today,” the president tweeted.

At the rally, Trump added that the Europeans are “dying to make a deal.”

Aside from tariffs, Trump also lashed out at his favorite antagonis, the "Fake News" saying it was "a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!"

Earlier, Trump reflamed one of last week's key discussion points, saying "The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!"

In light of the NYT's instrumental "reporting" to boost public opinion ahead of the Iraq war, one may say he has a point.

Finally, Trump took on his other favorite nemesis, Robert Mueller, asking "why aren’t Mueller and the 17 Angry Democrats looking at the meetings concerning the Fake Dossier and all of the lying that went on in the FBI and DOJ? This is the most one sided Witch Hunt in the history of our country. Fortunately, the facts are all coming out, and fast!"

Finally, Trump brought it all full circle:  "Too bad a large portion of the Media refuses to report the lies and corruption having to do with the Rigged Witch Hunt - but that is why we call them FAKE NEWS!"

And cue the media outrage as the weekly news cycle repeats from square one.

Comments

lester1 Sun, 08/05/2018 - 09:23 Permalink

Fake news eh.. like MSNBC brining in John Brennan (who is making $$$ still holding a security clearance) who calls President Trump a "traitor" despite there being no evidence of any collusion with Russia? Innocent until proven guilty no longer exists with liberal democrats?

 

 

and fake news CNN still bringing on "panelists" who say democrats losing elections its Russia's fault despite deep state king Rosenstein saying no votes were tampered with by Russia?

 

and fake news CNBC saying tariffs will cause lower GDP? Despite China having had tariffs for decades and 7-8% GDP growth eyery year??

 

Fake news is everywhere!! I could go on for hours...

lester1 The New Feudalism Sun, 08/05/2018 - 09:33 Permalink

John Brennan was the ring leader of the attepted coup of President Trump. The guy should be serving a life sentence right now for what he did.

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CIA and FBI used taxpayer money to try and take down Trump. All those deep state assholes should be locked up too for conspiracy!

 

​​​​​It's sad the deep state has dirt on AG Jeff Sessions which makes him impotent and useless.

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DingleBarryObummer TahoeBilly2012 Sun, 08/05/2018 - 09:42 Permalink

I couldn't wait to wake up to the morning trump tweet to get my day started off on the wrong foot.

This is more accurate====>

The [(((Globalist Bankster Oligarchs)))] hate me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!

That is today's episode of "fantasy tweets," brought to you in part by Larry's Septic - You Dump, we Pump! - That's Larry's Septic Service.

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Stan522 Lordflin Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:05 Permalink

For decades I've understood and known the media leans left and whenever there is someone on the right who gets into a position of power, they attack, undermine, ridicule and marginalize. 

Finally, we have someone in a position of power that confronts it and outsmarts them all....

Trump is the red laser cat toy and the mainstream media is the cat.....

Enjoy the show........

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Kayman Hugh_Jorgan Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:59 Permalink

You've been in a trade war for at least a generation. "Free Trade" is like fucking for virginity. It never existed, never will.

All of China's foreign reserves and all their gold, will be liquidated to keep the Yuan and Shanghai from crashing thru the floor.  Chicoms are shitty capitalists.  Their "social credit" system is a good way to keep minds from wandering- killing any chance of innovation. 

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Stan522 Kayman Sun, 08/05/2018 - 11:16 Permalink

100% true..... much of the China bullshit started when China first became somewhat Capitalistic. Back then American administrations wanted to encourage China to be more mainstreamed and join the family of nations, so they openly allowed China to set up tariffs and the ability to openly swipe intellectual property in order to set up manufacturing there.

This resembles nothing of free trade. It is a war against the other nations especially the US. The EU has done the same thing in order to protect their own interests. Past administrations have allowed this. Trump is saying Fuck You and I 100% agree with it.

To show you how being tough on these people works look no further than NATO.

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PT TRN Sun, 08/05/2018 - 12:32 Permalink

What you are witnessing / just described is meaning of "Capitalism will sell, to his enemies, the rope which they use to hang him."

 

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blindfaith TRN Sun, 08/05/2018 - 12:35 Permalink

Who rebuilt China? 

Your damn 401K did, Silicon Valley Did.  Apple did.  Amazon did. Microsoft did.  Boeing did.  Stocks and bonds did.  The MSM did. All the dids were human beings who called themselves Americans and American corporations doing ....gods work.  Don't think for one minute that the congress and president didn't help by exempting themselves from insider trading company stock on tips.  Go in poor, come out with a mansion in the most expensive parts of San Francisco.

 

That capitalist country you mention is not made of granite, but blood and bones of betrayed Americans.

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Kelley IDESofMARCH Sun, 08/05/2018 - 14:02 Permalink

It's the inner cities that remain the true hotbeds of drug culture. Guess who they vote for 90% of the time?

Working people voted for Trump in overwhelming numbers, defeating the Fractional voting election fraud by a large enough percentage to overcome Hillary's Act II of how to steal an election. 

Employment is up. Incomes are up. And you feel down because of it.

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Stan522 TRN Sun, 08/05/2018 - 18:20 Permalink

It's because we have put up with squishy progressive leadership that thinks if we are just nice to the shits in China, they will like us....

BULLSHIT! At best, they are our competitor, and at worst, they are our enemy. For God's sake, even Israel, spy's on us.

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BallAndChained Stan522 Sun, 08/05/2018 - 15:50 Permalink

So if Trump raises tariffs by 100% the entire $21 trillion debt will be paid down by next year? Brilliant!

Every country will be rushing to follow Trump's ingenious discovery on how to make debt disappear.

Every country can raise tariffs to 100% and the entire world will be debt free!!

Now how do I raise tariffs on my credit card so I can be debt free too???

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Hugh_Jorgan Got The Wrong No Sun, 08/05/2018 - 20:01 Permalink

You need to check yourself. I've been here for almost 8 years. But trolls are often the ones to try to blithely label other people that they know nothing about.

And your post shows that you think we should unquestioningly follow Donald Trump for some reason?! Is that it?! Seriously? Do you remember anything from Economics 101? Have you read anything about the results of trade wars in the past?

I'm guessing you haven't, and that you still probably think that Republican vs Democrat is a real choice. Keep learning and look beyond the veneer effects of policy, some call it REALITY...

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Kelley Hugh_Jorgan Sun, 08/05/2018 - 13:53 Permalink

Are you familiar with using "carrot and stick" negotiating? Tariffs are the threatened stick. Trump has no intention of actually implementing tariffs. He's merely using them to bring light to the tariffs other countries use against us. Either those countries drop their tariffs or those companies come here to make their goods.

The threat has worked like a charm. 

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1 Alabama Lordflin Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:06 Permalink

That is the way gvts pay down debt, thats the way we almost zero'd out our national debt in the 1820's and 30's.

Problem this time is the $4 trillion/year gvt spending and a continuous $1 trillion/year public deficit. All the #'s remain the same (to keep gvt figure heads happy) but prices rise slowly as the middle class consumer is being tapped out and not so happy. so nothing changes, same as it ever was.

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keep the basta… Lordflin Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:42 Permalink

Listen fuckwit, it’s been spelled out in the media that Russia in 1999 had a debt to gdp of 95%. And debt left over from the USSR, like money owed by Ukraine. It’s wealth had been stripped out 85%  in the 1990s by oligarchs, uk and USA including Safra and Bill Browder now protected by congress. 

it completely paid off all the USSR debt by end of last year including Ukraine’s portion.

russia now has a 12.9% debt to gdp. It’s military spending budget  is 47 bn for 2018.

just keeping the bastards honest

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PeeTardy Free This Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:13 Permalink

Does that include the writers that get posted here too? What about a free press? Your supposed to have the critical thinking skills that would allow you to spot fake news stories. The number one classic sign is repetition. Having Trump repeat FAKE NEWS over and over and over should make you Question Trumps integrity.  Repeating Russian stole the election over and over and over is also a red flag as well. Where do we get real news? Is it here? Are all these post real or are some cherry picked for reaction from a targeted audience? Is real news just the news that fits the world view that I want to believe and anything outside that world view fake? that would be very convenient, real news would be different depending on ones perspective. That would mean to opposite views could in fact be correct.  Shrodingers reality?

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