Insane: ‘China announces fresh tariffs on US$75 billion of US products’

We just stumbled across something crazy we’d like to report on. A very compelling story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user cnncctv titled China announces fresh tariffs on US$75 billion of US products is gaining some traction, having got 113 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by scmp.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-23 20:38:24 and has an ID of cudavx. We’ve identified the following comments already:

  • “Humpty Trumpty

    The question is, which of the harms he has created can even be repaired?“, posted by the user bananafor at 2019-08-24 04:14:31. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “Are we winning the trade war yet? Please Trump I’m so tired of all the winning!“, posted by the user DiscoConspiracy at 2019-08-24 01:21:59. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “What will this do to the US?“, posted by the user Golden_apple6492 at 2019-08-23 23:01:52. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “So which industries as he destroyed forever now?“, posted by the user Pippadance at 2019-08-23 22:19:02. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “If you guys don’t have an emergency fund—PLEASE start saving every penny you can.

    The looming recession could cost us our livelihoods and … (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user JalapenoTailpipe at 2019-08-23 22:11:54. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “Art of the deal, guys.

    /s“, posted by the user JibFlank at 2019-08-23 22:09:13. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “Trump today, ” Don’t worry China also pays the tariffs they put on us.”“, posted by the user IronyIntended2 at 2019-08-23 21:57:17. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • ” Well the one thing you can say about the Chinese is that these tariffs are certainly directed at the red states.“, posted by the user nanopicofared at 2019-08-23 21:06:15. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Patiently waiting for the giant potato man-baby to tell us everything is fine and we are winning.

    So exhausting.“, posted by the user Stix85 at 2019-08-23 20:59:26. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.

  • “Xi is president **for life.** China is communist. They can wait this shit out forever. Trump has no idea how to negotiate.“, posted by the user Mamacrass at 2019-08-23 20:58:27. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.

As this is something very close to me, I am researching more into this right now and will update this post as soon as we have more information.

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