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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 04:14 AM

Trump 'still doesn't know what a trade deficit is or what it means'--in threatening to close Mexico

border.




This man has been President for more than two years and overseen multiple trade negotiations and he still doesn't know what a trade deficit is or what it means.










Shake's Takes
‏ @Shake1n1bake
11h11 hours ago
Replying to @bdragon74

he's not just dumb or incurious, he actively aggressively avoids learning things.

Not an ideal attribute in a president.

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Far Too Complex Machine
‏ @bdragon74
11h11 hours ago

Given that he's necessarily surrounded by people who DO know things, it's almost impressive.
I have this image of people carrying in charts and thumbing through dictionaries to try to explain basic concepts, only for Trump to cross his arms and shout "NO" over and over.

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Far Too Complex Machine
‏ @bdragon74
11h11 hours ago

At least someone managed to explain to him what an island is, I guess.

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duforsure Mar 30 #2
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 04:36 AM

1. It's like he is determined to throw the economy into an immediate recession.

Why wait. The businesses that are manufacturing in Mexico can't build a factory in the US overnight.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:13 AM

2. Any businesses that think this is great for the country

And back this madman into doing this will suffer from what he's trying to do here. HE doesn't care if it wrecks the economy even more, and doesn't care about the businesses that'll be badly hurt by doing this. His threats to do this should tell everyone how little he cares about this country, and our economy. Its almost like he's intentionally doing these things to hurt the economy, not help it, then spin his policies as the opposite , and that they are needed and good when they aren't. He's a fraud , and a crook. HE should be asked to resign.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:14 AM

3. He's an idiot - the most important point about threatening to close the border

is that he's admitting that his wall makes no sense

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:10 AM

4. I don't think he's surrounded by people who DO know things.

There are some scattered about, but most of his appointees are either totally inept and/or have been chosen to injure or kill governmental departments they are supposed to serve.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:28 AM

5. Trump has a lifelong deficit understanding cause and effect.

You could frame this into Trump’s Golden Rule: “Do unto others it does not matter when you do not give a shit about any consequences”.

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