Continuing his dazzling display of diplomatic dumbness, our president has now managed to tick off America's creditors, the Chinese.
Apparently not satisfied with his unbroken string of foreign policy failures, he signed an order Friday to impose a new duty of 35 per cent on Chinese tire imports. This is on top of an existing 4 per cent tariff.
Why? So, he can appease the United Steelworkers union which represents tire workers at US factories. It's payback for their support.
What's the result? China said it would now investigate imports of US poultry and vehicles, which could lead to a loss of more US jobs. It seems the administration is not concerned about American unemployment as long as those who lose their jobs are not union members.
The US warned Beijing against taking retaliatory action. Yes, I'm sure China is quaking in their boots...just like North Korea and Iran.