Trump Asks "Who is Our Bigger Enemy, Jay Powell or China's Chairman Xi?"

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Trump poses the question of the day. Let's conduct a poll.

Trump's Question

Poll Regarding Trump's Question

Mike Mish

Comments (34)
No. 1-18
michiganmoon
michiganmoon

This is becoming a circus.

Greggg
Greggg

Greenland or other. Specifically: other.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

As other world leaders (who may or may not be rational adults) watch this clown show, USD Reserve currency status ending in 3...2...1....

Curious-Cat
Curious-Cat

And we still have the G7 to get through.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

Trump can fire Powell tomorrow and replace him with whoever he wants. Jimmy Carter fired two Fed Chairmen in less than 18 months. Trump will keep Powell around just to use him as a punching bag.

Curious-Cat
Curious-Cat

I knew there was a historical figure this all reminds me of. Couldn't think who.

Caligula.

MaxBnb
MaxBnb

H.L. Mencken:

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

AshH
AshH

Presidents get WAY too much credit or blame for the economy under their watch.

That said, if there happens to be a major recession in the next year, why would an average Joe trust a Republican to run the country ever again? Think about it -- Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump. Two raging bullish economies under Democrats, potentially three massive recessions under Republicans.

I'm not saying it's fair, but them are the facts (with a pretty big 'if' on the next 12 months).

Webej
Webej

Whatever their foibles, flaws and lacking felicities, Americans are great with one-liners: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Sechel
Sechel

Powell is getting the Jeff Sessions treatment. Face it Trump is s social media bully and a child President. We can't accept that this is normal behavior. It isn't

Justin Time
Justin Time

I vote for the CIA as our biggest and most dangerous enemy.

lol
lol

China is in a tough spot,What can they buy from the US that's worth anything?America's biggest driver of growth over the last decade is government,drug trafficking,prostitution,homelessness….why would China want any of that?

Boot6761
Boot6761

Trump is garnering all of the attention...thanks to Mish, MSM, and other websites...and the old adage, "it's the economy stupid" will play out even more as the election gets closer. The Fed is running out of gun powder and a 50 basis point cut will be a band aid to an already slowing global economy. The only problem is the US economy is better than most other countries so Trump will try to salvage what is left of a sinking ship...The biggest challenge to all Americans who follow websites for their information is determining what is "real"...even then it will not matter...I know several people who purchased more house than they could afford in 2006-2007....walked away from their homes...and 2 years later were purchasing a new home with a "qualified" safe 4% 30 yr fixed mortgage...

ReadyKilowatt
ReadyKilowatt

I wonder what Obama would have done with an unedited Twitter feed? Bush the First? Reagan? Teddy (or Franklin D) Roosevelt? Nixon?

All these guys had a bunch of "handlers" who's sole purpose is to filter all their idiotic ramblings from the public. If we learned anything from the Watergate tapes, Johnson's recordings, etc it is that behind closed doors they are vulgar degenerates who are sold to the American people like laundry soap.

Of course Trump's appeal to the American people is the fact that he is ignoring them. Remember he was often a guest on the Howard Stern Show and like many New Yorkers thinks being a "regular guy" jerk is a virtue. I'm sure someone tried to filter him early on in the administration, but once they realized he'd rather eat McDonalds and play golf in Florida than attend the National Symphony and hold big state dinners, they're just going to let him do whatever he wants.

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

Trump Calculus

Assume we are tracking 2008 ... Crash NOW ... Upswing 2020.

Looks like DJT doesn't have to worry about a primary foe, so as long as economy starts to get better by summer of 2020 ( in March 2009 stock market started its relentless march upward) still has a good shot at reelection.

Better now than keep applying duct tape to hold things together ... because if Crash occurs in 2020 ... DJT is COOKED.

avidremainer
avidremainer

Who are Trump's friends? A short and fluid list surely.

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

Greenland??? Yeah that's a big threat. Problem with this poll is, I guess you have to be a twitter critter. Never have been and never will.

oldereb
oldereb

IS THE FEDERAL RESERVE OR CHINA THE ENEMY OF THE UNITED STATES ??

How is the Fed being used to embezzle money from government for the benefit of Wall Street bankers ?
Answer: https://thedailycoin.org/2018/08/16/a-look-at-the-federal-reserve-through-a-different-lens/.

How is the embezzled money used to fund war-mongering, chaos, and oppression throughout the world ? The foreign policy of the US is established by Wall Street---not DC. Wall Street used their crony Allen Dulles to establish the CIA to conceal their war-mongering behind ‘national security.’ Answer: https://thedailycoin.org/2019/07/10/looking-at-the-imf-and-world-bank-through-the-eyes-of-a-wall-street-economist/.

Is this the same future Wall Street has planned for the United States ?? Answer: YES. Ref. Douglas Valentine, CIA AS ORGANIZED CRIME; John Perkins, CONFESSION OF ECONOMIC HIT MAN.

What can China do to the U.S. ? ANSWER: They can withhold shipments to Walmart. Or sell US Treasury securities.