The best thing for the world is for China to be decimated economically.
They don't play fair, they don't respect IP or international laws, currency markets, labor laws, basic freedoms and human rights, they pollute like crazy and they want to eat every endangered animal on the planet, torturing the ones that aren't endangered.
Everything made in China can and should be made locally (apart from Fentanyl ... that shit doesn't need to be made and China shipping enough over to kill millions is an act of war). It would be better from a macro economic perspective and environmentally to have more manufacturing closer to consumers.
Only people who hate the environment and ethics oppose what Trump is doing. Which means everyone on the left
This is the real key observation.
Prior to leaving the JWs I went back to university and completed my degree in economics (did this as an elder - had support at the district level [Cali - bay area everyone gets to go to uni with no repercussions - only the small congos outside the metro areas adhere to the no higher education rules] local small congo level, not so much but had a little extra $ and pretty much paid for the whole hall remodel myself I got a pass.) - but neither here nor there - In the years since I've gone on to complete my Masters and pretty much moved on but love how this board has evolved to include real life/world issues. Thank you Simon.
The short game is all the left cares about - bail-outs galore. From GW to Obama. The pressure for cheap crap to fulfill the materialistic feelz the millennials crave. (Anybody else kinda disappointed the JWs let these spoiled brats take the JW mascot? I'm actually guessing the GB and other borg higher-ups like that the term "millennial" doesn't bring up their bat-shit crazy origins in a google search first page like it used to.)
It's more than cheap crap though. It's everything Simon pointed out. It simply is not a fair playing field. The fact the US corporations put up with it and allow China to steal their tech is f'n crazy. The long game needs somebody like Trump - someone with the cajones to take a stand. This is why even capitalist purists like Kudlow can support it.
But it's not just about protecting capitalism -it is about the western values that a supposed democratic society would want to support. The cognitive dissonance on the left is strong this time - On the one hand you have them unitedly supporting the Hong Kong rebellion (more like silently - not a lot of tweets from American left MSM/celebrities here), but in the same breath they hate Trump so much they support China's bullying their own country, just because their crazy candidate lost the election (who definitely would not have stood up to China).
So thanks again Simon. Absolutely astute observation. And to anyone that is trying to blame Trump if their crap they buy at Walmart starts to go up, c'mon, you're smarter than that.