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America Is Doing Better Than Ever According to Trump

Updated on August 16, 2019
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A politician is only as good as his word and the words coming from Trump aren't worth two cents.

Donald J Trump
Donald J 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.

© 2019 Lady Liberty

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    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      23 months ago from These United States, Texas

      No I do not think we should stand strong on the trade war with China because it's just hypocrisy when the President of the United States pushes us to use American products and in turn he buys his campaign stuff, his hotel items and more from China. Why? Because he saves money. The average American had to pay in more taxes due to the Trump tax cuts for the rich and buying from China is sometimes all they can afford.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      The Logician 

      23 months ago from now on

      In the past year, China has slipped to third place among U.S. trading partners as the total of Chinese exports to the U.S. dropped by $26 billion and U.S. imports from Beijing fell by $10 billion (July 2019 figures, year to date).

      The cut in Chinese exports to the U.S. amounts to about a five percent reduction — rather steep for one year.

      It is impossible to know what effect this dramatic fall is having on Beijing, but remember that the Chinese economy is only about two-thirds the size of the U.S. GDP, so the impact of a fall off of $26 billion in exports is proportionately greater.

      The longer American purchases of Chinese products drops, the more likely it is to be permanent.

      American retailers and manufacturers are developing alternate supply chains, replacing Chinese materials.

      For example, one-third of the reduction in Chinese sales to the U.S. went to Mexico instead, now our leading trading partner.

      Imports from Mexico rose from $11 billion as those from China dropped $26 billion.

      The trade war is taking a toll on the global economy and on America as a whole.

      But, from all stats, the impact on China is much more profound.

      You don’t think we need to stand strong on the trade war with China?

      We need to stand by President Trump and tolerate any damage in the short term to achieve our independence from China in the longer term and to stop Beijing from implementing its totalitarian plans for the world in the even longer term

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