Overseas markets were sharply down last night, and domestic futures markets were also down as traders reacted to Trump’s failing trade war with China. Economic adviser Larry Kudlow admitted yesterday that no deal was in sight and he could not promise a deal before Election Day of 2020. It’s become obvious that Trump is a horrible “negotiator” since all he knows how to do is make threats and act like a bully. There is no strategy, no sense of nuance or process, just impulse and grievance. And our farmers and consumers are paying an ever greater price.
As we head toward the 2020 election it’s important to stay focused on the key shortcomings of the administration and Trump:
Authoritarians like Trump operate in the darkness because they’re corrupt and inept, and their policies are horrible, which is why they hate and attack the media. Trump and his administration can’t stand up to scrutiny and they know it. They can’t defend their words or deeds so instead they attack the investigators and the journalists, and this attack is plumbing new depths as we approach 2020. The New York Times reported yesterday on a shadow campaign to attack journalists who dig up dirt on the Trump regime. Individuals aligned with Trump would rather attempt to impugn the reputations of journalists than defend the destructive policies, lies, scandals and actions of Trump and his corrupt administration.
Conservatism lost the argument so they’re attacking the messengers. We have to stick to the argument and make sure as many people as possible hear the facts and the truth. Facts and truth are what we’re fighting to uphold.
Keep resisting Trump and keep working to “vote his ass out of office.”