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NC_Tigah
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McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
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MCCONNELL PRAISES TRUMP’S MEXICO TARIFFS AFTER EARLY CRITICISM: ‘IT WORKED’
By Henry Rodgers
06/11/2019


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised President Donald Trump Tuesday for threating to apply tariffs to Mexico after speaking out against the move last week.

“I think the cold, hard reality is, even though almost none of my members were enthusiastic about the prospect of tariffs, you have to give the president credit — it worked,” McConnell said, according to Politico.

A number of Republicans in the Senate stood with Trump’s decision to threat to threaten Mexico with tariffs after several party members spoke out against it. McConnell said “there is not much support” in his “conference for tariffs” and that he hoped tariffs would not be implemented last week. Other Senators also decided to speak out against Trump’s threat.

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Thom Tillis, who has a primary challenger, may have saved his NC Senate candidacy d/t his outspoken agreement with Trump on this.


TigerFanInSouthland
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
Now, what about the ones on your good in-laws in China, Mitch?


Wtodd
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
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it worked,

How many times has this been said in the past 2+ years?


Bard
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
I like that Mitch was big enough to admit publicly that he was wrong. You won't find many in DC willing to do that.

To me this all points to the larger picture that our leadership isn't good at effective negotiations because they aren't willing to risk short-term loss (especially re-elections) for long-term gains.


SelaTiger
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
It’s not that the motherfrickers didn’t think it would work. They didn’t want it to work.


gthog61
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
The tariffs never actually happened. The threat of tariffs was a tool in the deal making.

People want to do deals with one hand tied behind our backs


KingBarkus
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New Orleans
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
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The tariffs never actually happened. The threat of tariffs was a tool in the deal making.

People want to do deals with one hand tied behind our backs


This. Mexico moved (capitulated) because they believed Trump would impose tariffs. Most in DC don't understand this or unwilling to understand. They, i.e. the swamp see it (and everything) thru a political constituency lens.


saints5021
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
Paging IB Freeman, who will rail against tariffs even though there is ample evidence that Trump's threats worked.


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Alt26
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
That's because most politicians (on both sides of the aisle) don't do business in the real world. They're used negotiating with someone else's money (tax dollars). If they negotiate a bad deal, who gives a shit? Just raise more taxes to cover the loss.

From the very beginning Trump has understood and acted from the position that the US holds the most leverage at any negotiating table. Mexico needs the US as an ally far more than the US needs Mexico. Trump is simply just leveraging the immense weight of the US to get fair deals with other countries.





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VoxDawg
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
Cocaine Mitch is good for confirming conservative judges. Outside of that responsibility the man is BEYOND WORTHLESS.


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Alt26
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
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The threat of tariffs was a tool in the deal making.


More than that, it was the understanding that the person making the threat would actually follow though that was the real tool.


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KeyserSoze999
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
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To me this all points to the larger picture that our leadership isn't good at effective negotiations because they aren't willing to risk short-term loss (especially re-elections) for long-term gains.


you aint never lied


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Homesick Tiger
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Now, what about the ones on your good in-laws in China, Mitch?



That depends on if you consider Taiwan as being China.


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Dday63
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
I still don't see where Mexico has agreed to anything new in light of the tariff threat. They simply confirmed the stuff they had already agreed to.


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cito
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
Wasn't it reported that Mexico had agreed to make immigration enforcement changes before Trump threatened tariffs?

Fake News?


tigerfootball10
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
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How many times has this been said in the past 2+ years?

By a Democrat =0


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Loserman
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
Trump told Republican's that he would teach them how to win!


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cokebottleag
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re: McConnell Admits He Was Wrong About Tariffs. Concedes Trump Was Right
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People want to do deals with one hand tied behind our backs



The common playbook in Washington with negotiations is:

- Promise I'm going to make a deal (Thereby removing the threat of me walking away from a bad one)
- Promise I won't impose punishments on the other side (thereby removing any downside to them making outrageous demands or reniging)

Then get surprised when I'm forced into a bad deal, and try and dress it up like its acceptable.


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idlewatcher
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Fake News?


Brah, you're listing a NYT article?


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griswold
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Amazing what you can do if you grow a pair of balls.


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