CRAZY: ‘Trump calls on US companies to consider alternatives to business in China in response to new tariffs’

This is wild. A whopper of a story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user SamDumberg titled Trump calls on US companies to consider alternatives to business in China in response to new tariffs is gaining some traction, having got 31 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by washingtonpost.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-23 23:32:56 and has an ID of cufh8d. Here are some thoughts on this so far:

  • “Stop using fluffy and docile headlines to downplay the reality of what trump says and does“, posted by the user theflowercat at 2019-08-24 02:19:43. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “It would take some businesses years to change and likely couldnÂ’t afford to make the switch. This will destroy many small businesses in Amer… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user Ruck1707 at 2019-08-24 00:23:35. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Look at the bright side, we’ll have really cheap fireworks.“, posted by the user johnlennontucker at 2019-08-24 00:04:06. We judge this to be a positive comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Where are MAGA hats made again?“, posted by the user Doctor_Amazo at 2019-08-24 00:02:33. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “How to destroy a nation in one easy step…..any guesses?“, posted by the user johnlennontucker at 2019-08-24 00:01:00. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “This headline is a VERY generous interpretation of that Tweet.“, posted by the user Bleyo at 2019-08-23 23:48:01. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “maybe he’s trying to get ahead of everyone predicting a recession by just causing the economy to instantly crash today“, posted by the user iLoveAllStrates at 2019-08-23 23:39:24. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “> Donald J. Drumpf
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    (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user PoliticalPleionosis at 2019-08-23 23:37:17. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Well, the headline kind of downplays what Trump was actually doing, he was screaming on Twitter, that he was ORDERING companies to get out o… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user GloomyImpact at 2019-08-23 23:37:14. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “No, he “ORDERS” them to do that. Private companies. He orders them.“, posted by the user MuskofElon at 2019-08-23 23:35:36. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is something very close to me, we are looking for more facts on this story and will write a new story as soon as we are finished.

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