Dear President Trump: Stop Tweeting and Do What You Want

Supposedly we are close to a deal then we aren't. And not just with China. President Trump, please make up your mind.

We had tariffs on China, then we we had partial tariffs.

Two days ago there were tariffs on Mexican steel, then there weren't. Then one day later there were tariffs on numerous Mexican items.

What about Mexican steel? Australian steel? Who the hell knows?

There were announced tariffs on cars from the EU until there weren't. It seems that cars from the EU are a security threat until they aren't, all in space of weeks, and repeated ad nauseum.

Trump wants a deal with the UK, but it seems there are Huawei conditions on top of Brexit.

Speaking of Huawei, it appears the company is security concern on and off, depending on what China says or doesn't say about soybeans.

Seriously WTF?

Just Do It

Dear president Trump, since you are so damn convinced that trade wars are good and easy to win, please prove it to the world instead of being a wishy-washy trade wimp.

Prove us free-traders wrong. We will be happy to admit it.

Take a stance and do it. Until you do, no one can possibly believe a damn thing you say.

Finally, please stop looking and acting like the UK parliament which wants a Brexit deal but doesn't. It's not at all becoming.

Just do something, anything, because this constant flip-flopping is ridiculous.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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YES, do something Trump : like increasing the official sovereign debt with another 10 trillion $ for example, allowing tax free imports, and unskilled immigrants from all over the world ..... THEN you WILL be a nice guy, at last : I am definitely not a Trump fan, unlike many though, I do distinguish a unsustainable situation in developed countries, a business as usual continuation within the context of a utterly insane, planet destructive globalisation process we ve been enjoying for 3 decades now, is no longer viable... the future will show...


Looks like the tweets are worth 200+ on the markets today.


“Prove us free-traders wrong. We will be happy to admit it.”

Not likely. You all peddle short sighted greed as a virtue and have no loyalty to anything but making a buck.


The problem with free trade is it rewards the countries with the worst employment standards, the worst environmental standards, the greatest (unofficial) systemic protectionism, the most lax IP laws, etc. In short, it encourages bad behavior.


Powell says Fed will do whatever it takes to sustain expansion. He is firmly now in the reelection camp for Trump.