the jackass has a trade war starting with China and our agriculture economy is starting to tank. I understand thathe is also going after Korea. He has also gone after Europe as well. Now, however, he has also decided to go after Canada and Mexico over Steel and Aluminum. So, pretty much, we seem to be at the beginning of a trade war with the entire rest of the world!
That being said its also interesting that Canada accounts for 50% of our entire steel exports (from a steel industry, incidentally, which the jackass tells us is dead or dying). Mexico and Canada represent 83% of our steel exports. So, basically, we have now lost 83% of our steel exports to save American steel jobs which are now even more at risk because of the new tariffs.
Here is a site that explains this: https://www.trade.gov/steel/countries/pdfs/2017/q3/exports-us.pdf
This means, of course, that we are well on our way to actually being in a trade war with the entire rest of the world! History is not kind to what happens when a trade war happens.
On top of that the jackass has turned the banking industry loose yet again. History tells us that when the banking industry is turned loose it takes about a year for the entire economy to tank. So, they are now saying, 2019 will be yet another year where we all get to experience yet another Republican economic downturn, whilst being screwed over by the 1%.
All this also means that the left will, yet again, have the 'opportunity' to fix the economy, as well as dealing with the huge debts run up by that self proclaimed king of debt - The Jackass. This time, hopefully, the left will give up their 'civilized' behavior in favor of reminding everybody, consistently and constantly, that the problem came, yet again, from the Republicans instead of doing their normal dance of saying nothing mean about the competition.
Its also interesting that the American steel industry is starting to rebuild. However, that being said, the mills being built are hugely automated and will not be hiring a while lot of workers (not unlike most other industries these days).