CRAZY: ‘Trump hikes existing & future tariffs on $550bn of Chinese goods in major trade war escalation’

We just stumbled across something crazy we’d like to report on. A very intriguing story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user Urtrikon titled Trump hikes existing & future tariffs on $550bn of Chinese goods in major trade war escalation is gaining some traction, having got 34 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by rt.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-24 05:25:18 and has an ID of cuk6j8. We’ve identified the following comments already:

  • “>criticizing Beijing’s attempt to offset the losses as ‘unfair’ and ‘politically motivated.’

    “My tariffs were fair, how dare they tariff… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user sj3l9q1mnb05s53c2g8x at 2019-08-24 10:39:37. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “This cunt is determined to fuck things up so bad they can’t be fixed.“, posted by the user joeblow555 at 2019-08-24 09:33:03. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “popcorn, look around the world everything is burning from amazon, to uk/europe, to japan/korea, russia too but they nuke them self and havin… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user LouisKoo at 2019-08-24 09:20:45. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Just remember, all republicans are 1,000,000% on board with this when it’s time to vote.“, posted by the user xdotellxx at 2019-08-24 08:03:44. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “whelp…so much for waiting for dec 15th. enjoy your christmas america.“, posted by the user maryjanepreston at 2019-08-24 07:46:55. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Something had to be done to end China’s unfair practices, and rather than capitulate to the predictions of recession and calamity, we need t… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user brandon0529 at 2019-08-24 06:04:45. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “>Trade wars are good, and easy to win

    Another [famous quote by Trump](https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/9695253625804840… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user mountaintop111 at 2019-08-24 06:02:35. We judge this to be a positive comment and one that is subjective.

  • “Well at least dumbass is properly calling it a tax now“, posted by the user PartyLikeIts1984- at 2019-08-24 05:52:17. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Trump and every member of his family should be investigated to see if they are buying/selling on the stock markets in conjunction with his … (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user silvaney19 at 2019-08-24 05:51:18. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “RT is cancer.“, posted by the user bearlick at 2019-08-24 05:45:57. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is a story very close to my heart, I am looking for more facts on this story and will post an update as soon as we know more.

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