Oh, the 2020 election is going to be a satisfying thing to watch. President Trump is going to have so much awesome ammunition to unleash on his opponents (both the Democrats and the mainstream media), that the American people may just decide on the spot to do away with term limits and make him President for Life. Every time the idiots in the Establishment warn that he’s about to bring some kind of colossal catastrophe down on the country, a little bit of time passes, and presto: It turns out that Trump was right all along. It makes you wonder what kind of country we would have today if the last three or four presidents hadn’t meekly gone along with “conventional wisdom” every time things got a little bit sticky.
You’ll recall (since it was only last week) that experts were saying that President Trump’s decision to levy tariffs against China would result in disaster. The global economy would soon go into meltdown mode, China would begin opening up trade with other countries, the American farming industry would collapse under its own weight, and the American people would wind up paying hundreds of dollars for a single raisin. We were at the mercy of an angry fool in the White House who didn’t know what he was doing, and we would pay the ultimate price for electing this idiot to lead us.
Smash cut to this week, and what do we see? Oh, what? What’s that? China’s already blinking in this international game of chicken. Well whaddya know.
“China does not seek trade surplus,” said President Xi Jinping on Tuesday. “We have a genuine desire to increase imports and achieve greater balance of international payments under the current accounts.”
Xi reported said that he would begin plans to “open” his country to additional imports and to “significantly” lower Chinese tariffs on automobiles manufactured in the United States.
This news immediately injected new life into the stock market. The Dow Jones soared nearly 400 points upon the announcement.
“Concerns over a potential trade war between the U.S. and China have been alleviated somewhat after Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed plans Tuesday to further open up the country’s economy, with measures including lowering import tariffs on autos, enforcing legal intellectual property of foreign groups and reducing duties on other consumer products,” CNBC reported.
Trump is not an academic like Obama or a man of intense faith like W., but he is possessed of an extraordinary instinct. And that instinct, which is indistinguishable from real genius, has guided him well over the last year of his presidency. Perhaps there will come a day when the naysayers in Washington will realize that though his strategies are new and different, that alone does not make them bad strategies. America voted for a fresh approach, and that’s what we’re getting.
And so far, in every way imaginable, that approach is paying dividends.