Trade Deficit With China Grows 21% Since Obama Era

Poor Donald. It turns out that throwing racist hissy fits lost him the 2018 election and caused illegal immigration to rise, not fall. Today we learn that throwing xenophobic hissy fits didn’t reduce our trade deficit with China either:

It’s almost as if policy actually matters, or something. Merely tweeting does not make something so.

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