Trump in Twitter war with U.S. Chamber of Commerce
It looks like the promised “pivot” has yet to happen.
It started yesterday in advance of Trump’s economic address that he delivered in Monessen, Pennsylvania where he vowed to rip up existing trade deals and smack around the Chinese.
The Chamber – which has been critical of Trump, along with Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders too – started tweeting about how many jobs in Pennsylvania, a swing state, depend on trade.
‘1.6 million jobs depend on trade in Pennsylvania,’ the Chamber’s Twitter handle announced.
‘Under Trump’s trade plans, we would see higher prices, fewer jobs, and a weaker economy,’ the business group’s social media account blasted.
‘Even under best case scenario, Trump’s tariffs would strip us of at least 3.5 million jobs,’ the Chamber proclaimed, live-tweeting Trump’s remarks and linking to relevant passages for the group’s website.
Today Trump responded in two tweets.
‘The @USCHAMBER must fight harder for the American worker. China, and many others, are taking advantage of U.S. with our terrible trade pacts,’ Trump wrote.
‘Why would the USChamber be upset by the fact that I want to negotiate better and stronger trade deals or that I want penalties for cheaters?’ The Donald added.
The Chamber labeled what Trump espouses as ‘inwa
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