US President and idol of conservative people the world over Donald Trump, promised to undo Obama's horrific trade deals. America was been taken for a ride, seen as a rich bully by leftist governments and dictators. China was dumping every conceivable product from metals to computers to smart phones. A military power that can't produce its own steel can be prevented building battle ships and a country that can't produce aluminium can be constrained building aircraft by any enemy in the lead up to war.
Trump's action have not been well received. The main adverse reaction was from EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker who threatened to impose tariffs on Bourbon whiskey, motor cycles and orange juice. President Trump has tweeted that if necessary he will impose tariffs on cars. America is a very important market for EU made cars and the prospect of tit for tat retaliation is suggested.
It's all one big act of course from the master of persuasion. Trump is pulling America back from the brink to make it great again. Where will it end, there are always the unintended consequences, I though it was great fun until I heard of tariffs on bourbon. Buffalo Trace and Maker's Mark being among me my favorite tipples. I better be careful what I wish for. What do you think?