One of the worst things about the Donald Trump presidency is how he has been damaging America’s standing in the world – specifically with some of our closest allies. His latest stunt, the ridiculous tariffs that the Trump Administration is slapping on everyone – including allies like Mexico, Canada, and all of Western Europe – have world leaders who have long been America’s best friends fuming, and rightly so. Also, far from helping American workers, this move is actually going to be paid for by hard working Americans. Case in point – Mexico’s retaliatory response to what Trump is doing.
The news has just broke that Mexico has announced that they will slap some tariffs of their own on the United States – the the tune of 15-25% a pop on vital goods like potatoes, steel, whiskey, pork, cheese, apples, and cranberries.
BREAKING: Mexico has just put massive 15-25% tariffs on US:
In other words Mexico is targeting the States in which Trump got the majority of his votes from.
Mexico one-upped Trump and WE will pay for it!
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) June 5, 2018
It is no coincidence that these specific goods are the ones that Mexico is targeting, either. The tariffs on these goods will hit the people in the states Trump won the most votes in the hardest. These people who have been conned into voting for the ultimate charlatan are going to reap what they have sown for sure this time. They will be the ones caught up in Trump’s egotistical trade war, and Americans everywhere will suffer. The really sad part is, though, that Trump supporters are so brainwashed that they’ll never see the con, even when they begin to pay more for goods and get laid off from their jobs as a direct result of this Trump-induced trade war. They will blame immigrants, “globalism,” “elites,” and anyone else they can think of. But they will never, ever, blame Trump, even as his actions make their lives fall apart before their very eyes.
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