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tacocat  ·  161 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Aluminum tariffs are going to raise the price of some domestic craft beer

Probably for someone. But NPR interviewed a bunch of Harley workers in Wisconsin the other day and the consensus was that the tariffs are good even if they lose their jobs due to them. My dad works in the aluminum industry so this has to be a giant headache for him. But my brother told me he's blaming Kim Jong Un or something. The man is aggressively stupid, prone to the kind of smart assery I am and mostly apolitical. So his true feelings are basically unknownable

The Trump base is deeply loyal in the way a mafioso is loyal to a don (hurr). I hope it's not a viable strategy to keep leaning harder and harder on the base but I'm not going to speculate on the 2020 election because I don't know what's going to happen in the next two years and Trump proved that speculation is pointless even in the moment