America Is Doing Better Than Ever According to Trump
He's made America great again
To hear Trump talk, he single-handedly made America great again. He also said he'd cut the deficit and he hasn't done either.
As brick and mortar stores shut down, more and more American's are finding themselves out of work. Signs are showing that the economy is slowing down. When Trump talks about making America great again, it's for billionaires like himself.
Ask a farmer how well they are doing? They sing a different tune. Ask the average workers who paid $90 billion dollars in taxes under the Trump tax laws.
America is doing better than ever for those billionaires that doubled their wealth under Trump. The average American's are struggling to get by and that is not a good sign because when the average American can't spend money, the country is in trouble.
Trump would have us believe that the tariff's are working and we are making money. The reality is, that we are not making money, the average American is not paying more for items at the store to pay for the tariffs that are being set on us in Trump's trade war.
Stores closing at record pace
In 2016, approximately 2,056 brick and mortar stores closed; 2017 about 6,400 and 2018 about 5,524.
Many of these stores were dated and people had lost interest in. Some were due to internet sales and competing against stores that sell imported items at lower costs like 5 Below, Dollar General, etc.
In 2018, Best Buy mobile shut all its stores as did Toys R Us. Claire's Boutique closed 92 store, Sam's Club closed 63 and Footlocker closed 110 of their stores to name a few. As stores close, so do shopping malls, 25% of them were shuttered.
2019- Upwards of 8,000 Stores to Close
2019 has seen many stores close down and are expected to see many more before the year is over. Projected store closing at at 8,000.
- Avenue (Women's clothing) -222
- Party City- 55
- Nordstrom- 4
- Dress Barn- 650
- Charlotte Russe- 520
- Family Dollar - 390
- Chico's - 250
- Sears & Kmart - 146 (they closed 103 in 2018)
- Walgreens - 200
- Barney's - 15
- CVS Pharmacy- 46
- Payless Shoes - 2500
- Gymborie & Crazy 8- 805
- Shopke - 371
- Charming Charlie- 261
- Gap- 230
- Life Way (Christian Store)- 170
- Performance Bicycles- 102
- Destination Maternity- 42-67
- Pier One- 57
- A'Gaci- 54
- Victoria Secret- 53
- Office Depot & Office Max- 50
- The Children's Place- 45
- Abercrombie & Fitch- 40 (60 stores closed in 2018)
- Bed Bath & Beyond - 40
- Christopher Banks- 30-40
- JC Penny- 27
- Beauty Brands- 25
- Henri Bendel- 23
- Lowes - 20
- Z. Gallery- 17
- Walmart -17
- Macy's - 9
- J. Crew- 7
- Kohl's - 4
These are just a few of them. It's time for American's to wake up and see what the future is looking like because it isn't looking pretty.
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