On July 7, China will slap the shit out of Trump’s supporters

Donald Trump’s decision to enact harsh tariffs on Chinese goods are a time bomb that may blow up in Trump’s face, the Washington Post reports.

 Unless there’s a deal—and there are currently no negotiations to make that happen—on July 6 there will be new American tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods. At that point, there will be Chinese retaliation in the form of tariffs targeting American farmers and exporters.

That gives Trump a reason to negotiate—and some of his advisors want him to do just that.

 “He’s set himself up perfectly for that attack,” said a spokesman for the free-market American Enterprise Institute. “There’s a group inside the administration that very, very much wants a deal.”

However, Trump’s base wants him to shrink the trade deficient with China, which has grown under his watch and hit a record-high in 2018.

 It Trump wants to back away from driving a hard deal and takes a concession, he may anger his base.

“The Democrats are champing at the bit to win back what they see as their natural constituency: working-class voters,” said a former adviser to Joe Biden. “I would bet you many Democrats are going to move into that space immediately.”

 To make it more interesting, China’s own tariffs are intended to deliver a blow that hits Trump’s supporters the hardest.

“They have mapped this out to a very fine level of detail, down to congressional districts,” a China expert from Princeton University said. “It is intended to inflict maximum pain on people they recognize as being Trump’s primary constituents in hopes that it will make him change course.”

A Klansman is making our immigration policy

A man who, according to high school classmates, “displayed an intense hatred toward people of color, especially toward Latinos” and in his college years collaborated with punchable neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, is today handcrafting the Trump administration’s immigration platform and setting into motion chaotic policies that stand to devastate immigrant families for years to come.

It’s a fact that any such proposals coming out of this White House will be covered in the fingerprints of ghoulish White House advisor and former Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III aide, Stephen Miller. In his dead-glazed eyes, the more brutal, the more horrific, the more inhumane, the better.

Those ideas have included the Muslim bans, the plan to slash legal immigration by historic numbers, and, most recently, the barbaric “zero tolerance” policy tearing migrants kids from the arms of parents at the border. To date, more than 2,000 kids have been kidnapped by the administration, with no plan set in place to reunite them.

That chaos is also part of the plan. Miller, “an outside White House adviser” told Vanity Fair earlier this month, “actually enjoys seeing those pictures at the border.” This is a white supremacist who classmates say was radicalized as far back as middle school, and now, leaders said in press call earlier this week, he’s imposing his radicalism on America and gleefully tearing thousands of families apart:

 According to The New York Times, “… Mr. Miller was instrumental in Mr. Trump’s decision to ratchet up the zero tolerance policy.”

“I don’t think that most Americans understand that a 33-year-old individual with connections to white supremacists is actually crafting policies that are going to literally destroy our country and what we stand for,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal said. She wants him to go, and now. “I have demanded that Stephen Miller be fired. He should not be in the White House.”

Despite his age, Miller’s radicalism stretches back years. “I can’t be your friend any more,” Jason Islas says Miller told him during the summer before high school, “because you are Latino.” They had grown up together, and now Miller was disowning him for his ethnicity. Others remembered him as a loner who “used to make fun of the children of Latino and Asian immigrants who did not speak English well.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08:  Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller (R) walks behind U.S. President Donald Trump as he talks to reporters before they depart the White House June 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Canada to attend the G7 summit before heading to Singapore on Saturday for a planned U.S.-North Korea summit.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
That’s Miller, carrying his Klan robe in a black gym bag.

 

You deplorables deserve what you are getting . . .

House Republican leadership has been forced, again, to postpone a vote on immigration, again. Because we are governed by malignant incompetent assholes. And because the most malignant and most incompetent asshole is occupying the Oval Office, all bets are now off that Congress will deal with immigration before the election.

After the defeat of the Goodlatte bill, the total white supremacist Trump wish-list bill, it became clear that the alternative bill didn’t have the votes it needed to pass, either. Republicans have been looking to the White House to give them cover, needing to know that Trump would have their backs when they took what was likely to be a hard vote. As of about six o’clock Thursday night, leadership was sure they could round up the necessary votes by today, Friday. Fifteen minutes later, it was postponed until sometime next week.

Now, who knows? Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) says it’s “Game Over.” Speaker Paul Ryan needed Trump to stay on message for 18 hours, needed Trump to continue to woo members, letting them know that he wasn’t going to blow things up by rejecting the bill after they took tough votes to pass it. He was asking Trump to stay on message for 18 hours when Trump can’t stay on message for 18 minutes. Case in point:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!

 

So there you go. It’s a waste of time to do anything on immigration. Oh, and it’s all the Democrats’ fault that we’re in a crisis, but the crisis isn’t real. It’s “phony stories of sadness and grief,” but he hates “the children being taken away.” Which is totally the Democrats’ fault.

Good luck with that, Republicans. You totally deserve it.