Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, November 05, 2017

The U.S. trade deficit rose in September to $43.5 billion as imports grew faster than exports. Through September, the United States has run a trade gap this year of $405.2 billion, up more than 9 percent from a year earlier. The gap has widened even though a weaker dollar has made American-made products less expensive in foreign markets and encouraged exports.

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MAGA!

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-05 06:47 AM | Reply

I'm sure if we just let him prosecute his political opposition he will take care of this.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-05 07:56 AM | Reply

American-made products less expensive in foreign markets and encouraged exports.

POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS

Average Americans can't afford American made products. As our wages continue to stagnate, the deficit continues to soar because of the influx of cheap Asian stuff.

nothing is cheaper (or as cheaply made) as Chinese products. The American consumer is their main marketplace. Even with the poor quality standards, you can afford to buy 4 or 5 of some Chinese product, in order to get one decent one.

In my world of specialization, the countries that still produce good quality, but basically unaffordable products, are America, Germany, Japan and Sweden. You only find those products in places where quality is critical and cost is unimportant.

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-11-05 11:19 AM | Reply

Devalue the dollar so that US workers can compete.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-05 04:34 PM | Reply

"But the reason our stock market is so successful is because of me. I've always been great with money, I've always been great with jobs, that's what I do. And I've done it well, I've done it really well, much better than people understand and they understand I've done well."

-- the president of the United States of America

#5 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-05 06:03 PM | Reply

#somuchwinning

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-05 07:31 PM | Reply

Do you REALLY think Trump's whirlwind trip to Asia is about negotiating better trade deals ~ other than to use it as a a means to bully our trading partners into supporting him when (not if) he attacks North Korea?

Don't you know that being a war president is his E Ticket for 2020?

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-11-06 12:50 AM | Reply

"Devalue the dollar so that US workers can compete."

No, pass a VAT just like all the nations we compete with have done. But why wouldn't we do that? Because billionaires here are making too much money selling us Chinese crap. They don't want anything to slow down the rain of profits into their banks, too bad for American workers, we just don't matter.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-06 08:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Don't you know that being a war president is his E Ticket for 2020? "

Twin, no offense, but we show our age when we refer to E tickets. The younger generation has no idea what you are talking about.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-06 08:18 AM | Reply

That said, I think you are right about how Trump is thinking and it will be an unmitigated disaster of proportions that he is incapable of understanding. I would support extreme measures starting with impeachment or the 25th amendment to prevent it.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-06 08:19 AM | Reply

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Can't we resolve this matter by exporting more guns, tanks, fighter planes, naval vessels, cluster bombs, land mines, etc.?

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2017-11-06 09:36 AM | Reply

Trade is up in both sectors. Yet some of you still have no idea what a trend is and how this was completely expected, natural, and a good sign for what Trump wants to accomplish. Whether or not he will is the question. But it's VERY easy to point out who is using a headline for one narrow time frame to make statements about a trade dichotomy they know nothing about.

#12 | Posted by humtake at 2017-11-06 12:03 PM | Reply

That's okay he's bringing back clean coal followed by renewable whale oil.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-06 12:26 PM | Reply

Is he a Democrat? No? Deficits don't matter...

#14 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-11-06 06:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Drumpf wants the Japanese to begin making cars in the US instead of us importing them, so there's that. He's a supergenius.

#15 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-11-06 06:13 PM | Reply

Trade is up in both sectors. Yet some of you still have no idea what a trend is and how this was completely expected, natural, and a good sign for what Trump wants to accomplish. Whether or not he will is the question. But it's VERY easy to point out who is using a headline for one narrow time frame to make statements about a trade dichotomy they know nothing about.

#12 | Posted by humtake

How do you know what Trump "wants to accomplish?" Because he TOLD you?

How many times does someone have to be proven to be an obvious proud liar before you feel like a fool for believing them?

You're listening to a guy who makes his products in china preach about how people should buy american products. Sucker.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-06 07:08 PM | Reply

HUMTAKE

Take anything you hear out of the Trump administration and divide by 10. It's less embarrassing that way.

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-11-07 12:00 AM | Reply

Trade is up in both sectors. Yet some of you still have no idea what a trend is and how this was completely expected, natural, and a good sign for what Trump wants to accomplish. Whether or not he will is the question. But it's VERY easy to point out who is using a headline for one narrow time frame to make statements about a trade dichotomy they know nothing about.
#12 | Posted by HUMTAKE

Exactly how far is your head up Trump's ass where you think anything you just said makes sense?

#18 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-07 10:13 AM | Reply

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