Is Trump’s Trade War Putin’s New Weapon Against the United States?

2018-03-05 – News may not be fake as much as it is random. Last week, a number of stories hit that may not be related to each other. Or they may. We don’t know at this point.

The first story was Donald Trump’s February 22 statement blaming video games and Hollywood for mass shootings, saying, “a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds and their minds are being formed.

The second story was Vladimir Putin’s brag that he has nukes that can evade our defenses. The brag came in Putin’s March 1 address to Russia’s Federal Assembly. It came complete with a Pac-Man video of Russian missiles raining down on Florida.

The third story was Donald Trump’s announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the same day as Putin’s brag, followed by market turmoil, and followed on March 2 with his early-morning tweet, “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.”

Are these related? How?

I really can’t say. Donald Trump’s mind and Vladimir Putin’s mind are wildly different. One is focused. One is stream of (un)consciousness. Trump repeats whatever makes him feel good or gets applause. Putin . . . wait . . . Putin was waiting for applause, too.

And the rest of it: insecure males trying to push people around and willing to lie to make that happen.

Could Trump’s trade war be Putin’s new weapon against the United States? It sure doesn’t do us any good.

Are there other ways these are related? Let me know?

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