My God. Not surprising, really, but still shocking https://t.co/ccU6VsW8Bw
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) March 2, 2018
With global markets shaken by President Trump's surprise decision to impose strict tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the president went into battle mode: "Trade wars are good, and easy to win," he wrote on Twitter.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 3, 2018
Analysis: Americans probably aren’t surprised by reports that Trump "became unglued" https://t.co/ewGue4SkK4
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 2, 2018
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 2, 2018
supply siders who defended Trump despite his unfitness for office howl in horror as he invites recession. Next time, support someone with a basic understanding of economics and a temperament that doesn’t turn a bad day into a trade war. https://t.co/7Z32MKakA4
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) March 2, 2018
President Trump’s close friend and former advisor dumped millions in stock of a steel-dependent company just a week before Trump announced his trade war. That’s an impressive bit of clairvoyance, don’t you think?https://t.co/iqDuhsj2UK
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiffCA) March 2, 2018
Trade is great for America. It's great for American families. Trade creates jobs & lowers prices for American families.
Trade wars do the opposite. No trade war has ever worked. We don't want to make America 1930 again. pic.twitter.com/fK7oy7GcVz
— Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) March 2, 2018
— National Post (@nationalpost) March 2, 2018
The EU is now considering Tariffs on Harley Davidson Motorcycles (headquartered in Paul Ryan's home state of Wisconson), and on Kentucky Bourbon (made in Mitch McConnell's home state). For those who think this Trade War will benefit America, think again! It won’t end here!
— Ed Krassenstein 💎 (@EdKrassen) March 3, 2018
Elsewhere in Trumpworld…
Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony. Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) March 3, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) March 3, 2018
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) March 2, 2018
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) March 2, 2018
Why Italy's Insular Election Is More Important Than It Lookshttps://t.co/GfUYCTCar6
— Ben Scott (@Ben_s214) March 3, 2018
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 2, 2018
Average salary, 2016.
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) March 2, 2018
Winter Storm Riley is looking like it will be one of the most monstrous superstorms in history, and this is just the beginning of a new normal https://t.co/CqvGb87gcn
— WIRED (@WIRED) March 2, 2018
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) March 3, 2018
UK 'not out of the woods yet' as Storm Emma to bring more snow https://t.co/sytnwrTym3
— Evening Standard (@standardnews) March 2, 2018
BATSHIT BREXIT BRITAIN (AND NORN IRON)
Easiest negotiations in history; exact same benefits of the single market & customs union; trade deals waiting to be signed. All these false promises bit the dust today. https://t.co/85SL4cdMHV
— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) March 2, 2018
Now @guyverhofstadt issues scathing response to Theresa May's Brexit speech: 'We need more than vague aspirations'.
May still has no workable plan. The Brexiters just have lies and deceit.
— Remain Central #FBPE (@remain_central) March 3, 2018
— Bloomberg Brexit (@Brexit) March 2, 2018
Sebastian Payne: 'Nothing Mrs May said on Friday has changed the fundamental fact that the UK is heading for a hard Brexit with a soft landing' https://t.co/72ObeWi3Id
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) March 3, 2018
Taoiseach calls for more realistic proposals on Brexit from May https://t.co/XhbzVzrTfw
— Irish Times Politics (@IrishTimesPol) March 2, 2018
‘If she’s shackled, it’s in chains she forged herself’ https://t.co/wA5dKzhoD2
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) March 2, 2018