January 23, 2018
How dare this racist protect his own country???
The US has approved controversial tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels.
The move is in line with President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy, which aims to protect local manufacturers from foreign competition.
A spokesman said the administration would “always defend American workers, farmers, ranchers and businessmen”.
But China and South Korea, whose manufacturers will be most heavily affected, criticised the move.
US officials said more trade enforcement actions would follow.
Mr Trump has talked about taking the action ever since coming to office. In his inauguration speech a year ago he promised to protect US borders from other countries “making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs”.
The actions are being seen as the president’s most significant trade moves since his decision to pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal (TPP) and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).
Trump is doing what he said he would do.
So you would think no one would be surprised.
But the whole world is surprised that a democratically elected leader would do what he said he was going to do, because this violates the entire concept of a democratic order, which is about destroying the West and forcing people to do things they don’t want to do against their will.
But we’re doing something different now.
Something called “America First.”