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Trump says the US and Mexico have reached a deal to avoid tariffs

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  • De’Andre Crenshaw
    De’Andre CrenshawRetail Managment at CVS Pharmacy

    Wow Trump somehow fixed a crisis he manufactured so he could pat himself on the back. Shocker, I wonder what’s the next fire he will start?

  • Jonathan Bell
    Jonathan Bell

    This was such nonsense from the beginning. Countries do not sign “deals”. They sign treaties, in our case ratified by Congress. The big kahuna folds again and then claims victory.

  • Mike Osswald
    Mike OsswaldExperience Innovator

    I am still infuriated that one con man can make a majority of people in this country ashamed.

    Every day and sometimes multiple times a day, so much face palming.

  • Great. He basically folded in on his own manufactured BS, gives himself a victory lap and we're supposed to be like "Yeee haaw, 'murica wins!"

    ...FOHWTBS

  • Craig Bohn
    Craig BohnChief Legal Ogre at OGR Corporation

    Sadly, the comments on this site are becoming Facebookesque. Where did all the intellectuals go?

  • Michael Weston
    Michael WestonUtrzymac Wielka Ameryke

    Great strategy! Finally a leader that has the fortitude and commitment to his office to tackle tough issues. No more "go along to get along". President Trump's predecessor would want to sit down and talk, then rush to the cameras to claim victory, and blame the United States for creating the problem.

    Nice work!

  • ben ellis
    ben ellis

    I dont know if i agree with the sentiment that Trump folded and declared victory. I dont know that this short piece gives us a whole lot of insight one way or another. Wether or not this is a false victory depends on what Mexico promised to do and what Mexico's level of follow through will be. In the end, we know there was a promise of terrifs and Mexico satisfied enough conditions for Trump to back down, thats all this really tells us.

  • Catherine Tannahill
    Catherine Tannahillprof, teacher

    I hope so. This was a bad move.

  • As dear Joan Rivers would ever said once the stupidity left the room: can we talk?

  • Weiyee IN
    Weiyee INChief Strategy Officer

    In the risk management world (both financial and physical) a lot of work and analysis goes into the research of "hero complexes" commonly depicted on TV where arsonists set fires to save the day for some narcissistic disorder. This also happens a lot in cybercrime and even in finance. In many in depth studies there is not always an element of malice but rather an addictive narcissism or addiction to the thrill of putting out the fire. The personality traits of leadership often draw very thin lines

    In the risk management world (both financial and physical) a lot of work and analysis goes into the research of "hero complexes" commonly depicted on TV where arsonists set fires to save the day for some narcissistic disorder. This also happens a lot in cybercrime and even in finance. In many in depth studies there is not always an element of malice but rather an addictive narcissism or addiction to the thrill of putting out the fire. The personality traits of leadership often draw very thin lines in very gray areas with these sorts of activities. It ought to make the world take a breath and evaluate the character of people we elect to office or invest in for social media or electric cars.

  • Steve Troyer
    Steve Troyer

    It's now crystal clear. We are in his reality show. Except now he is the white house apprentice to himself...this show does not end well

  • Gloria Sonissun
    Gloria Sonissun

    I respect the Quartz platform for corporate & world news w/o political opinion nonsense. The only benefit I recognize from those compelled to opine is the identity & company they're associated with. Makes it easy for us to boycott.

  • (Sigh of relief)!

  • Kalesh Menon
    Kalesh MenonFinance Controller at Ingredion Thailand

    What? The great wall of Mexico idea is off?? 😭

    I actually don't understand the connection between the tariff on Mexico and the illegal immigration from Mexico. But that's only me, not as educated as Mr Trump's office.

    Higher tariff means US pays higher for imports? But choking Mexico businesses seems to be a better idea. Well, Mexico did promise 'unprecedented measures' to curb immigrants. So, go Trump! 😃

  • Eduardo Ferrero
    Eduardo Ferrero

    I am afraid. We have an ignoramus at the helm... eventually something is going to get terribly wrong.

  • Lanny Tennen
    Lanny Tenneniluvfabrix

    I’m so proud

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