Donald Trump formed his ideas about how the country should run decades and decades ago. Then, they apparently solidified into solid concrete. POTUS has run his ideas all over the world, spreading ill-will and economic damage — much like this.
In Trump’s us-or-them world, he had no trouble saying that the nation’s allies were against the United States. He firmly believed that each would “steal the wealth” of our country.
His grand plan to save the U.S. from these “horrible and unfair Trade Deals” has been to install double tariffs. He started his latest tariff war with Turkey.
Unfortunately, Turkey is a fellow member of NATO. Not only that, the U.S. has an important military base in Turkey. The tariff-hungry president of these United States apparently did not grasp how angering Turkey would jeopardize our country’s military strategies.
Trump authorized doubling steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey. Then, he reveled as the country’s currency slid close to the edge of stability.
Senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Chad Brown, highlighted the commander-in-chief’s “worrisome” signal to the world. He said:
‘He (Trump) is tweeting that when a crisis emerges — which could happen in Turkey — his gut instinct is to exacerbate the problem by imposing more tariffs, instead of stepping in with leadership to help resolve the emergency.’
Then, the Turkish minister of trade, Ruhsar Pekcan, said Turkey was “deeply disappointed.” She was referring to the doubled tariffs:
‘The tariffs were groundless when they were announced in June, and remain so now. The effects of this ill-advised action by the U.S. Administration will not only impact Turkey, but will prove detrimental to American companies and workers as well.’
Then, the president had the nerve to say “Our relations with Turkey are not good.” You think?
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