Trump claims that Tariffs are a tool to solve many problems; he says Tariffs will lower the trade deficit (yet it continues to go up); bring back manufacturing (though by raising costs for US based businesses, he is making them LESS competitive); and allow him to negotiate better trade deals (yet USMCA is virtually identical to NAFTA). Tariffs are a tax that hurt both American businesses and consumers. Tariffs are a lose-lose strategy. Only morons would support such a stupid strategy.
Once the economy slows enough, Trump will claim ”mission accomplished”, like all previous US governments have done when ending tariffs. He will also claim that he has ”fixed” everything that is wrong with the economy and set it up for long term growth. At that point, the economy should have stalled to less than 1% growth. Whether it dips into recession is still a toss-up.