A Metaphor for Trump’s Trade Policy

Wisconsin businesses are bracing themselves for European Union retaliation against Trump’s trade tariffs (“Harley-Davidson motorcycles, dairy products, ginseng, cranberries and other Wisconsin goods are likely to feel the sting of retaliation from steep tariffs announced Thursday by the White House on foreign metals”).

Meanwhile, there’s no better visual metaphor for the difference between Trump’s trade policies and those of other nations than a picture of a recent meeting between the Chinese and American trade delegations:

China sent fit and vigorous representatives, but Trump disadvantaged America by sending disheveled, enervated ones. Americans are a vigorous people, of course, but Trump – and so many of his ilk – are bloated, evidently unfit men, who look as though their most strenuous activities are using a remote control or lifting a fork.

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