When I first heard about Nancy Pelosi coming to terms with Trump on the NAFTA trade deal earlier this week, I thought WTF? Why give the sloshing orange colostomy bag a “win,” especially while the bastard is being impeached? This makes me kinda rethink that:
News: Sens. Sherrod Brown and Ron Wyden will endorse the USMCA shortly, citing the inclusion of labor standards enforcement they pushed for the deal.
In 25 years in Congress, Brown has *never* voted yes on a trade deal, until now.
— Jim Tankersley (@jimtankersley) December 13, 2019
I haven’t read up on the terms closely, but if Brown is in favor, it sounds like Pelosi was right when she said this deal is worth doing because Democrats ate Trump’s lunch during the negotiations. Nancy was right! I was wrong!
Also, looks like Pelosi and team weren’t the only ones who snatched the KFC bucket and Big Mac out of Trump’s tiny mitts:
Here’s some back of the napkin math on China deal:
China agrees to buy $50B of ag products next year, increase of $29B from pre-tariff trade.
Tariffs cost U.S. farmers $11B. Then taxpayers put up $28B in emergency ag payouts.
So…we lost/spent $39B. Gained $29B.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) December 13, 2019
We’ll have to wait to see the details, but it looks like Team Xi hosed Team Trump. Greatest negotiator in the world, fellow citizens — he’s already tooting his own horn about it and will continue to forever, no matter how badly he gets pantsed nor how widely acknowledged and documented the pantsing.
Just yesterday, Trump publicly claimed that his vapid boneheaded fraud of a daughter “created 14 million jobs,” even though only 6 million total jobs have been created during his administration, and ZERO were created by anyone named Trump, unless foreign sweatshop worker jobs, international shakedown henchman positions and undocumented housekeeping gigs, etc., count.
Also, I’ve gotta think the constant lying voids any credit Trump might otherwise receive outside MAGAland, but who knows? Anyhoo…open thread!