It’s worse than we thought

Before yesterday:

Trump Supporter: You’re so biased against Trump, you can’t name one thing he’s done right!

Me: I think it was good that he scrapped the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This was one issue that Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton actually agreed on. I don’t support Donald Trump, his political party, his appointees, or his administration but he made the right call in this specific instance.


WASHINGTON — President Trump told a gathering of farm state lawmakers and governors on Thursday morning that he was directing his advisers to look into rejoining the multicountry trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as the White House tries to come up with ways to protect the agriculture sector, which could be badly hurt by the president’s trade policies. […]

But the risk of an escalating trade war with China has panicked American farmers and ranchers, who send many of their products abroad. China has responded to Mr. Trump’s threat of tariffs on as much as $150 billion worth of Chinese goods by placing its own tariffs on American pork, and threatening taxes on soybeans, sorghum, corn and beef.

There were actually two issues that some misguided progressives thought that Trump would actually excel on: non-interventionalist foreign policy and opposing reckless free trade agreements. He’s failed on both fronts. There’s nothing redeeming about this whatsoever.