Trump orders U.S. companies to "start looking for alternatives" to China

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    So now Trump is telling private businesses what to do. Watch the excuses come to justify this.

    Trump orders U.S. companies to "start looking for alternatives" to China
    By Aimee Picchi


    President Donald Trump is demanding that U.S. businesses "immediately start looking for an alternative to China," including bringing their manufacturing back to the U.S. The president issued the directive in a series of tweets on Friday morning after China hiked tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. products.

    Mr. Trump's tweets heighten trade tensions between the world's two biggest economies, with China's latest countermeasures coming in retaliation for the U.S. planning to impose a 10% tariff on roughly $300 billion in Chinese imports starting next month and in December.

    "Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA," Mr. Trump tweeted. "I will be responding to China's Tariffs this afternoon."

    Trump orders U.S. companies to "start looking for alternatives" to China - CBS News
     
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    You lefties want US companies to keep doing business with communists that have been killing us in a trade war for 30+ years?
     
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    Can you really be this stupid? Oh wait.......you can!
     
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    2nd thread, 2nd idiot who does not understand what a 'Regulation' is and that Obama set a US record with the my.her of oppressive 'orders' telling businesses what they could and could not do, and who is spreading the 'LIE' that President Trump is 'ORDERING' businesses not to do business with China.

    The article I read states the President 'SEEMINGLY ordered businesses'...in other words, he did not ACTUALLY do so.

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    Jesus. You'll deny anything from the snowflake BOTUS*

    Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA

    *Buffoon Of The United States
     
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    I'll just copypasta my response from the other thread here.

    The choice of use of that particular language is intellectually dishonest in emphasizing the extent of his delegated powers. The less informed start believing he can just go 'herebye ordering' whatever he wants on social media. That's not how things work. And it dumbs down the electorate with regard to the function of our republic and system of checks and balances even worse than they already are.
     
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    I couldn't even find a Hitler quote for this one. Only one's condemning Brüning's decrees:dunno:.
     
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    You deplorables want the government to order patriotic, job creating, 'free' market corporations what to do?

    :coffee:
     
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    To not export our middle class jobs to third world shit holes, since that defeats the purpose of having a free market economy.
     
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    Your knee-jerk agreement to anything Trump says or does is so mind-bogglingly stupid.
     
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