Yesterday President Trump said, “When you’re already $500 Billion DOWN, you can’t lose!”
To me, this is a sure sign that The Donald is really after negotition s with China, not a costly trade war that becomes a costly standoff as is feared widely. He is already polishing his negotiation strategy.
By saying the US is already down in a $500 Billion hole, Trump has set hinself up to be able to claim vistory with even the slightest concession by the Chinese when the inevitable negotiations start.
China has also set itself up to claim victory in any case, because it will be able to claim that it stood up to the US fire for fire.
At the end of the day, it would be a ‘win-win’ for almost everyone. Trump will come home with some concessions, and given his skill at tweeting, will be able to claim an opinion poll enhancing victory, to be the chagrin of the Democrats.
The press doesn’t really lose, because even though they hate Trump and would love to see him fail, they are getting lots of traffic from all this.
The only losers are the Democrats, who would see Trump getting a higher profile as the mid terms approach. Currently, only Elizabeth Warren and teenage titan David Hogg are speaking up for the Democrats. They should leave Hillary alone. She cannot do everything. Maybe its time a Kennedy arose to make this fight even fair, because Trump is on a trump-role here.