What on earth? ‘Trade war: China fires back, slaps tariffs on $75B of US goods’

We are diving deep into this story. A really interesting story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user simplelifestyle titled Trade war: China fires back, slaps tariffs on $75B of US goods is gaining some traction, having got 25 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by foxbusiness.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-23 20:43:03 and has an ID of cudcsl. Here are some thoughts on this so far:

  • “This is good for [Bitcoin](https://gyazo.com/9826fff715f2cbc48c1894a9d7cd3d83)… and [Gold!](https://gyazo.com/19cde9dccb224d9d9f9dada8463f… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user simplelifestyle at 2019-08-24 03:27:53. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “This trade war is comparable to a 90 pound diseased person in a wheel chair picking a fight with AndrĂ© the Giant.“, posted by the user Slippery_Jim at 2019-08-24 02:01:18. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Just in time for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the most religious holiday of all, Christmas!

    Family gatherings at all the holidays will be…. (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user OrangeSlicer at 2019-08-23 22:21:08. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “Trump is such a loser. Look at how bad he is –

    On Aug. 1 Trump said the U.S., beginning next month, would place a 10 percent tariff on $300… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user POLITICAL_STATS_BRO at 2019-08-23 22:12:59. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “Bet Xi excluded honey from his tariffs.“, posted by the user dl__ at 2019-08-23 22:06:24. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “So much winning!“, posted by the user sadlegend at 2019-08-23 21:42:06. We judge this to be a positive comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Gina is winning this trade war“, posted by the user Fidelis29 at 2019-08-23 21:24:47. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Honestly good. This needs to get painful. We fucked up, bigly. And we won’t get better as long as Trump can ride the success of Obama’s econ… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user MyRpoliticsaccount at 2019-08-23 21:22:43. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “You still feeling that winning Farmers? How about you coal miners? You stock market jocks feeling that winning? What about you truckers? Man… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user AntifaInformationist at 2019-08-23 21:21:43. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “So much winning.“, posted by the user Looppowered at 2019-08-23 21:05:24. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.

As this is a topic of great importance to our team here, I am looking for more facts on this story and will update our readers as soon as we know more.

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