The tweet served to place intensified pressure on the plummeting lira, despite President Erdogan’s attempts to limit the damage.I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar! Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%. Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018
Not in total agreement with your last conclusion..
“Economic terrorism.” This is the excuse that the incompetent ones invariably bring up as a way to save face.Unlike Obama (the saint) who continued his predecessors wars in the Middle East then started his own new direct or proxy wars from Yemen to Libya to Syria and created ISIS (literally) as Trump put it, Trump never started a single military war. He supported and helped eliminating Obama/Clinton baby ISIS, made a deal with Taliban and started withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. The only thing he didn’t do is stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia as long as US troops are not put into harms way something every patriotic American should respect him for that but this was not enough for the military industrial complex that don’t care about US lives as long as they sell arms. This is one of the main reasons the deep state along with their corporate media are viciously against Trump. They can’t control him into starting customized military wars.
Trump will go down in history as the first President who fights wars without military weapons or personal. He fights wars with economic terrorism and the US dollar which is as criminal as killing with bullets if not worse since bullets target military opponents but famine kills innocent masses not much different from what happened in Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Time will tell if Trump's mass starvation weapon can seal the deal or backfire…