Trade

“We win by not getting a deal”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

It remains to be seen how the Trump regime's negotiations with China will end, but don't worry because nothing matters anyway.

At least that's what Trump says.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday he believed the United States would emerge from its trade dispute with China as a winner, no matter what happened.

“We’re going to win either way. We either win by getting a deal or we win by not getting a deal,” Trump said during a visit to a business roundtable in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Honestly, what could I possibly add to this? I give up.

  • Draxiar

    I’m with Number One on this: *facepalm*

  • Christopher Foxx

    We either win by getting a deal or we win by not getting a deal…

    “…and we’ve always had a deal with Eastasia.”

  • muselet

    The world’s two biggest economies are nine months into a trade war that has cost billions of dollars, roiled financial markets and upended supply chains.

    In the absence of a deal, however defined, that accurately describes what reality will be. Doesn’t sound much like a win to me. And given the Trump administration’s demonstrated incompetence in negotiation, I’m not sure how much actual winning can be expected if there actually is a deal struck.

    Donald Trump is using a very peculiar definition of win.

    –alopecia

    • KanaW

      It’s a win for the rich who spend their time playing the futures markets. A volatile market gives them much more chances to make quick money than a steady market.

  • fry1laurie

    Same gas-lighting as on Barr summary: Set the narrative, media will follow.

    • Christopher Foxx

      Like little lapdogs, they will slobber and happily, mindlessly follow.