Trump The Horrible Business Man Gives Advice On Tariffs “It’s Very Simple”

The only thing 'simple' here is his mind.

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Early this morning, Trump went on yet another one of his classic Twitter tantrums, though for once it wasn’t over the Mueller report. Today, Trump was big mad because his “master” negotiating skills didn’t amount to squat when it came to reaching a trade negotiation between the US and Chinese officials, which resulted in a 25 percent tax on $200 billion in Chinese goods — that will end up being paid by Americans.

He capped off his retweeting frenzy after breakfast with a brand new tweet of his own, offering some “simple” advice from his simple brain — just manufacture every single thing that America needs, ever, in America, buy everything in America, and then we could just avoid his trade war altogether!

“Such an easy way to avoid Tariffs? Make or produce your goods and products in the good old USA. It’s very simple!” his tweet read.


Sounds simple enough. Except it’s not. Tariffs are a complex ordeal, and they often end up causing US manufacturers to pay way more for the raw materials they need to create their product and leaves them with no other option than to jack up their own prices as a result. And then, of course, everyone is left complaining because they can’t afford the price of goods anymore.

Of course, it didn’t take long for social media to dogpile on Trump’s blatant ignorance of the global economy and even the most basic of economics. And many were sure to point out that while Trump is quick to offer such “simple” advice in an attempt to take the heat off himself, the fact of the matter is his own family doesn’t even follow that standard, considering Ivanka’s products are all manufactured outside of the US. And of course, a bunch of them just pointed out that no one is jumping on the bandwagon to take economic advice from a man who’s lost literal billions in his own economic adventures.

Well played, Twitter. Well played.

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