Trump: China is robbing us blind in soybean trade, so I’m gonna slap some tariffs on them
China: that’s cool, we just won’t buy any more soybeans from you guys
Trump: You do that
Farmers, staring at silos of soybeans: wait a second, this isn’t good for us
Trump: ok let me work something out. Hey China
China: what’s up?
Trump: you guys should buy some soybeans from us again
China: ok but with those extra tariffs we’re only gonna buy ¼ of what we were buying before because they’re expensive now
Trump: Deal. HEY FARMERS! CHECK IT OUT! THE WORLDS GREATEST NEGOTIATOR GOT CHINA TO BUY YOUR SOYBEANS AGAIN!! TIRED OF ALL THIS WINNING YET?
Farmers, with ¾ of their soybeans rotting away: um