That may be the lasting epithet of the Trump administration.
I watched in disbelief as he campaign in 2015 and 2016 promising to reverse the closures of American Auto manufacturing plants in the US. Never taking into consideration market factors. First Ford announced it will no longer be making automobiles but rather focusing on SUVs and trucks and slowly but surely General motors is following suit.
An effective president of the United States can help veer the ship of State towards a direction but cannot make sure turns. The president of the United States of America is not a king or a dictator. And yet Trump thinks that he is.
Today in a tweetstorm which is not exactly the words you want to say about the leader of the Free World, he ordered, yes ordered, companies to stop doing business with China.two major takeaways from this. One he’s not the king or dictator and to he’s ignoring the fact that we are like heroin addicts addicted to cheap Chinese consumer goods and ordering away is not going to change things.
A normal president of the United States goes to Congress and makes deals by President Obama did when he in 2008 saved Chrysler and GM from going under. Can you imagine the cataclysm that would have occurred if those two giants of industry had disappeared from our midst. Now market forces are taking over again and as much as I’m a GM guy I’m watching General motors make cars that people don’t want. And that saddens me.
We need a leader not a dictator and went a new president takes over I hope there is still enough of the American fabric left to stitch together because at this point I’m watching the dismantling of what I have known all my life and it frightens me.