Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, June 09, 2018

According to the editorial board of the conservative Wall Street Journal, Republicans must band together and strip President Donald Trump of some of his trade powers before he does irreparable damage to the U.S. economy. Under the headline, Congress vs. Trump on Tariffs, the board blamed Democrats for the laws that have allowed the President to impose tariffs -- citing national security -- before saying the GOP needs to "rein" Trump in.

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Politico reports that the Republican's have put an end to any effort to stop Trump's tariffs:

Senate Republican leaders are maneuvering to defuse an effort by one of their own seeking to handcuff President Donald Trump on trade.

GOP leaders are moving swiftly to tamp down support for Sen. Bob Corker's (R-Tenn.) proposal to give Congress power to stop Trump tariffs, eager to avoid a standoff with the president five months ahead of the midterms.

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good luck with that

#1 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-06-08 06:36 PM | Reply


... eager to avoid a standoff with the president five months ahead of the midterms. ...

Once again, the Republicans, when faced with a choice, choose party over Country.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-06-09 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Strip him of his trade powers? But let him continue on as President with war powers. Pretty telling about the priorities of Republicans.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-09 11:22 AM | Reply

Pretty telling about the priorities of Republicans.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-09 11:22 AMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

The Midwestern farmers expect Donald to get them new markets to replace those he took away. By early October, latest, for the most immediate and practical reasons, their pocketbooks.

Their deadline is one full month before the mid-terms.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2018-06-09 11:51 AM | Reply

"The Midwestern farmers expect Donald to get them new markets to replace those he took away. By early October, latest, for the most immediate and practical reasons, their pocketbooks."

They can hope but there just aren't any such markets. By the same token, European, Japanese and Chinese manufacturers can only pretend that the American market isn't their most important market. Trump will win this trade war because our market is the biggest market in the world. Trump, at least, understands business unlike just about every other politician, writer, etc. in America. I don't like Trump but he will be successful on trade and I agree with his efforts even though all other liberals disagree with me and him. I told everyone that he won the 2016 election when he announced he would enact tariffs, now, I'll tell you he has won the 2020 election too.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-09 12:19 PM | Reply

Trump is literally the Bull in the China Shop.

#6 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-06-09 01:33 PM | Reply

LOL Danni is a Trumpster now.

(all point and laugh)

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2018-06-09 03:17 PM | Reply

Counting on the Republicans to do anything good for the country is a losing proposition. Republicans won't do any such thing, he's their man, and he's doing exactly what they want.

#8 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-06-09 03:28 PM | Reply

Trump is literally the Bull in the China Shop.

#6 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-06-09 01:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

Or the horse in the hospital. youtu.be

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2018-06-09 05:49 PM | Reply

Trump's attacks on American dominance of the world economy are unintended; he knows not what he does. The result is turbulence at a global level. How ironic that by "making America great again," Trump, the least wise leader America has ever known, is bringing the empire down.

Trump has dealt a severe blow to the GOP's free market theology, that for every earthly problem, there is a market-based cure. That belief is deeply entrenched in Republican minds. Even those who care more about making the country more godly or about law and order or balanced budgets, or old fashioned Country Club values, are still on some level free marketeers. Democrats are on board with that too.

Of course, they don't really believe in it, they are all "military Keynesians", they all use military spending to boost effective demand. And the Pentagon budget, which they all consider sacrosanct, functions as a dangerously skewed and deeply flawed, industrial policy.

The invisible hand of the almighty market has given way to the visible hand of Donald Trump. If the coal industry cannot withstand market forces, Trump will see to it that the government keeps it alive. The steel industry too; if it cannot compete with foreign producers, then bring the tariffs on!

FOX pundits claim that Trump is keeping promises he made during his presidential campaign. Centrists at CNN and MSNBC disagree. But, they are both wrong. The very notion of promise keeping is beyond Trump's psyche. Trump most consistent rhetoric and behavior will hasten the onset of environmental catastrophes. He cares about the money of energy sector Capitalists. And so he acts against market "logic."

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-06-09 06:49 PM | Reply

Wall Street Journal demands GOP strip trade power from Trump before he damages the country

What they meant to say is ...before he damaged the portfolios of the wealthy who have invested in offshoring and foreign companies.

#11 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-06-10 07:49 AM | Reply

I'm not a "Trumpster." But I am a realist. China, Japan, Germany have all bee preventing our autos from entering their markets for years, it is only right that if we are to drop our tariffs on aluminum and steel they drop their VATs on our products. Why would anyone not agree? That hardly means I support a ruthless person ripping apart families at our border. I would never vote for him but I would ask those I will vote for to start being tougher on trade with our allies.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-10 08:18 AM | Reply

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