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Trump has launched a trade war with China, imposed tariffs on U.S. allies 

America First. Promises made, promises kept.

Or we can elect Harris and Biden and go back to getting screwed over by China and our allies.

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America First. Promises made, promises kept.

Result: failure.

How many businesses closed before covid due to Trump's failed trade wars? Thousands.

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America First. Promises made, promises kept.

Result: failure.

How do you figure? Better trade deals made, booming economy, record low unemployment before the plague from China hit the world. Troop reductions in the Middle East. No new wars.

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How do you figure?

Because he failed at every one of his trade wars.

He had to call a truce with Europe, renegotiated a new NAFTA with Canada and Mexico which was no better than the old one, is still losing against China, and has a worse trade imbalance now than when he started as president.

Is there anything in the trade wars he hasn't utterly failed on?

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SerranoToday  08:17 am JST

America First. Promises made, promises kept.

Result: failure.

Troop reductions in the Middle East. No new wars.*

So he says. He put troops on Syrian soil w/o consulting congress, then he claims ISIL is beaten and there would be an 'immediate troop withdrawal'. HE LIED. The Army Times has stated that ground forces have not pulled out of the Middle East one inch.

And before C-19 spread around the planet he was so eager to start a new war with Iran. He was actively shooting off his big yap about it in January, after he got off the hook for treason.

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How do you figure?

Because he failed at every one of his trade wars.

That's like saying Joe Biden is sharp as a tack.

And before C-19 spread around the planet he was so eager to start a new war with Iran.

That must be why he refused to retaliate after Iran shot down a U.S. drone and launched missiles at a base in Iraq, injuring U.S. servicemen.

You give up or ya thirsty for more?

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Trump has launched a trade war with China, imposed tariffs on U.S. allies 

America First. Promises made, promises kept.

Or we can elect Harris and Biden and go back to getting screwed over by China and our allies.

The US and the eventual victors in WWII established a rules based world order in order to prevent the beggar thy neighbor trade policies to prevent or at least mediate the sorts of conflict that set the stage for WWII. Only a complete fool or someone hopelessly ignorant of history would seek to destroy these institutions. Being a leader means following the rules you expect others to follow. The US used to be such a leader. Now it behaves like an arrogant thug, more like China than the US I grew up in. The US has abandoned any shred of the moral authority it once wielded. Anyone who has had a screamer for a boss knows how far fear and intimidation get you. At some point it just becomes noise you ignore and that is what is happening to the US. There is no real leadership coming from this nation and the bellicose threats coming from the White House are just a lot of noise other nations have decided to ignore. The world will go on without the US. It already is.

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Being a leader means following the rules you expect others to follow. The US used to be such a leader. Now it behaves like an arrogant thug, more like China than the US I grew up in. The US has abandoned any shred of the moral authority it once wielded. Anyone who has had a screamer for a boss knows how far fear and intimidation get you. At some point it just becomes noise you ignore and that is what is happening to the US. There is no real leadership coming from this nation and the bellicose threats coming from the White House are just a lot of noise other nations have decided to ignore. The world will go on without the US. It already is.

America has not set a good example of freedom and human rights, esp. with that loudmouth with an ego bigger than the Sun and a maturity of a 5 year old. He has said that NATO is outdated, he disrespects our European allies, and they are alienated and going on with the environmental Paris Accords because the US has become unreliable. 'Make America Great Again', what an ugly JOKE!

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That must be why he refused to retaliate after Iran shot down a U.S. drone and launched missiles at a base in Iraq, injuring U.S. servicemen.

Texans have a good term for fellows like Donald Trump, "all hat and no cattle".

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Or we can elect Harris and Biden and go back to getting screwed over by China and our allies.

Someone believes the Russian disinformation campaign.

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