Trump Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Mexico Tariffs, Crop Crisis

By Greg Hunter’s (WNW 386 5.31.19)

Like a supernova flaming out, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller announced he’s closing his office and stepping down. Before he did, he gave a short press conference to trash President Trump on the way out by not giving him the presumption of innocence. Mueller said he would not “exonerate” Trump, even though his own report did not find any chargeable crimes. Mueller did give the Russians he charged with crime the presumption of innocence. Slimey Mueller proved it was a partisan “witch hunt” all along, and gave the Democrats new reasons to try for an impeachment.

The President just hit Mexico with a brand new tariff because it is allowing massive amounts of illegal aliens to cross Mexico to get to the USA. The tariffs are scaring the markets, and stock futures are tanking.

On the crop front, more bad news. Corn and soybean planting is still way behind. Agriculture experts are warning of lower crop yields and higher prices.

Join Greg Hunter as he talks about these stories and more in the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

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  1. Marie Joy

    Please have more farm scenery. Thank you.

    • St. Clare Seeds

      In Central Wisconsin where I live there are a lot of fields that are not planted. Lots of water in the fields yet. Corn is supposed to be “Knee High by the 4th of July”.

      • susan

        In eastern Montana the farms average 2000 to 5000 acres. Luckily the weather has cooperated up here and especially for us living here. We can get quite a bit of whatever we need and process it ourselves. We do that here. Of course, much of it will be shipped to the market so many Americans can partake of the bounty.

        • H. Craig Bradley


          Over the years, I have noticed a number of long term trends in Agriculture. First, Farmers and Ranchers, especially small operators are being squeezed out with every cyclical downturn in commodity prices. In fact, it has intensified after 2007 with zero percent loans and QE galore. Let me explain how financial socialism has weakened independent operators in the Great Plains in recent years.

          Cheap money has encouraged more debt formation at the same time that investors have pushed the valuation of farmland way up. Farm commodity prices have not gone up proportionately and farm income has been depressed for some time.

          For example, the price of a bushel of corn is about $3.80, the same as it was in 1998, until recently when a long winter (Global Cooling) has delayed spring crop plantings of grains. Grain futures prices have now moved up a bit because the market crop yields will be lower this year and supply more limited. Farm income has remained stagnant while input prices (fertilizer, water, labor, electricity) have at least doubled in the past 20 years.

          Farm operators have had to take out more and more debt in recent years to fill the gap and now their credit lines are being discontinued by their bankers. More farm bankruptcies, foreclosures and auction sales soon follow.

          Its a financial trap and now, It would appear, the trap has been sprung and the small farmer has his food on the pan and trapped in the jaws of the trap. No way out either. DOA. The net long term consequence is farm and ranch concentration in the hands of fewer, bigger owners such as high net worth individuals ( “Family Offices”) out-of-state or absentee owners, private equity and of course, Big Ag.

          Eventually, the retail consumer will be paying a lot more for his/her groceries and the consumer will suffer a proportional loss in disposable income, causing the velocity of money (M2) to decline even further ( not reached a bottom, as yet). Its worth noting this is EXACTLY what happened to Rome so long ago. The elites in the Roman Senate hogged the ownership of farms in a Agrarian economy and the ex-farmers had to migrate to the city ( of Rome). Emperor Julius Caesar was actually a reformer who attempted to reverse this deleterious trend, but the Roman Senate instead murdered Julius Caesar. He made the fatal mistake, like the late President John F. Kennedy, of crossing the elites or Oligarchs. By the way, only 400 American Families contributed 1/2 of all the campaign funding for Congressional elections in 2014-2015.

          So, we now are an Oligarchy today and history appears to be repeating right down the line. You can see the future by looking at the past and making an educated forecast as to what you should expect in the future.


    • Rob

      Two Christian men claim to be filled with the Holy Spirit and teachers of our Father’s Word but disagree in most of the core doctrines.

      How do we determine which one is teaching correct doctrine?:

      • Stephen

        Time will tell I suppose. As it did 400 years ago when the institutional church punished those not believing the earth being flat and the center of the universe. When the doctrines come from man and not from God they will be false. Those who proclaim “God spoke to my heart” and then transmit doctrine not supported in the scripture but used for their own personal standing, it satisfies Christs prophecy in Mathew 24:5

        • sk

          The Catholic Church is the church of man as evidenced by the non biblical teachings of the Catholic church. Where does it say in the bible that man can be absolved of sin by another man?

          • Fatima message

            In the gospels, Jesus gave the church, His Church, the power to forgive or retain ones SINS! The problem now-a-days is His Church has been taken over by Satan! Our Lady said at La Salette that Rome would become the seat of anti-Christ. The Evil in this world is so huge as to be unbelievable. The miracle at Fatima on Oct. 13, 1917 portrayed an “extinction event” where the sun appeared to increase in size as if it was “falling to earth.” Scientists have known, and governments have covered up, the fact that our sun has gone micro-nova on a cycle of about 12,000 years. As the sun travels around the galaxy, it accumulates a layer of dust in its outer shell. Every 12,000 years it “blows”away this outer shell in a huge explosion. The last occurrence destroyed the last civilization on earth such that almost all evidence of its existence has been wiped out. When our civilization became large enough and our telescopes became capable enough – ie 1940s 1950s – astronomers witnessed many stars in the galaxy producing what they termed a “micro-nova.” In the late 50s our government principally the CIA, began to hide this fact. Check out physicist Paul LaViolette’s book “Earth Under Fire” especially chapter 12!
            The strange weather patterns occurring across our planet are being caused by OUR sun entering an event termed a Grand Solar Minimum which will cause tribulation on earth described by Our Lord in Chapter 24 of the Gospel of Matthew. Check out the work of scientist John Casey. Many of his presentations can be found on YouTube. Please remember, only God has the power to clean our civilization of evil and corruption. Pray much!

            • paul

              Jesus never gave the Catholic church nor anyone else the power to forgive sins.

        • tom compeau

          Rob, test any doctrine with what God {bible} says.

        • paul ...

          If this is “true” news … … then with today’s DNA and genetic engineering technology used on Jesus’s bones … many shall come … saying “I am Christ” … so there better be “no bones” in Jesus’s grave (otherwise evil scientists will have the genetic code of God the Father)!! … but if there “are bones” … we better make very very sure they are placed in the hands of “good moral scientists” who will have the ability to re-make man in God’s image … and bring us Heaven on Earth!!

      • Uncommon sense

        If they are ‘channelling’ it is likely to be demonic possession. Good to see someone using some logic. At least one of them is lying or being deceived.

        • Greg Hunter

          You are an atheist correct?

          • uncommon sense

            No I believe in an unmanifest god and a creator god

            • Greg Hunter

              So you don’t believe in God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ?

      • H. Craig Bradley


        I suggest you ignore AND disregard the teachings of both of these two “Christian Men” and instead revisit the History of the new, initial Christian Church of the 1ST Century . Its fascinating and educational. It will really “make your day” too.

        You will then better understand why Christianity is so fragmented, divided into innumerable churches or theologies and often in disagreement as to what the Bible is saying or means. God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow and remains unchanging (eternal). Only man changes or morphs from era to era. Do not be deceived. Read scripture on your own, learn for yourself and prepare by “trimming your lantern” in the darkness just before the dawn. That is the same Biblical advice the scriptures give us all for all times but especially for the End Times.

  2. Brian Stellhorn

    Hi Greg, just wanted to let you know the 5/31 video only has audio in the right speaker. Not sure if you are aware of it. Hope your Memorial Day weekend was a great one. Brian

    • St. Clare Seeds

      When you clapped your hands at about 17:00, suddenly audio on the left started working!

  3. Brabantian

    Robert Mueller’s voice and face showed fear and tension, as he made excuses for not going further against Trump in his Dept of Justice 10-minute presentation this week

    A filing against Mueller with US Dept of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, was made last fall, alleging Mueller’s involvement in very serious crimes when he was FBI director, crimes including judge bribery and helping law firms defraud millions in client funds

    Shortly after that, Trump confidently tweeted a photo meme of Mueller in jail, with Trump saying that “Heroes will come of this, and it won’t be Mueller”

    Mueller’s past came back to haunt him, and this is why Mueller exited the public stage with tremors in his voice … Mueller faces indictment himself

    ‘Report on evidence of felonies violating Civil Rights, and bribery by foreign agents, implicating United States Special Counsel Robert S Mueller III as a criminally-tainted agent of foreign & racketeering interests’

  4. Fredrick (Rick) Getzschman

    Another great report Greg. Thanks.

  5. William Stanley

    Mr. Hunter,
    Thanks again!
    We’ve got to stay focused and IN the game . . . no matter how crazy it gets.

    • paul ...

      Yes William we must “stay focused” … “Man shall not live by the Fed’s fiat IOU dollars alone … but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (His Ten(10) Commandments” … Matthew 4:4) … focus on one Commandment like “Thou Shall Not Kill Women and Children” and this means no more wars, no more abortions, no more regime changes, etc., etc. … focus on (“Thou Shall Not Bear False Witness”) and this means not manufacturing false dossiers to bring down a sitting President … etc., etc. … we Americans must focus on what God the Father “told us to focus on” … and not do crazy neocon things … so we can remain IN the game and finally win over Satan and his helpers!!

  6. Anthony Australia


    The panel over at CNBC are now confirming what Gerald Celente said on your show months ago.
    It’s a global slowdown!

    • paul ...

      During this global slowdown … put not your trust in fake paper IOU’s from the Fed or digital/electronic currency … but put your trust in “real” physical gold and silver (not mining stocks)!!

      • paul ...

        Trump just slammed Mexico … and now he is after India … at this rapid rate (of inflation producing) tariffs … gold can be above $1400 “in a month” … and silver could be pushing $20!!

  7. uncommon sense

    I am surprised all the capitalists and free market advocates are not on here complaining about how Trump is ruining the free markets with tariffs and market rigging.

    • Greg Hunter

      So the massive illegal alien invasion is OK with you? Keep trading man, and making $ until it collapses? Happy “Un” is not in charge.

      • Tin foil hat

        There is nothing wrong with trading and making money. I’m trading, making money and prepping until it collapses. Hopefully, my prepping would be a complete waste of time.

    • Tin foil hat

      The trade war and tariffs did not create economic weakness, economic weakness created the trade war. Chicken and egg.
      The market rigging, if anything, it’s nothing more than an effort by the Trump Government to manufacture a scapegoat for the inevitably severe economic recession engulfing the system.
      Nominal GDP growth over the past five years would have been negative if U.S. public debt had not increased. Analysts and financial journalists seem to not understand that the growth in the GDP looks pretty good on the screen but is really based exclusively on debt – Government debt, also corporate debt and mortgage debt. Trump is not going to take the fall for the end of this great debt cycle.

      • uncommon sense

        So it seems Trump is not a superman and is moulded by the economic and political forces around him.

        • Greg Hunter

          Aren’t we all. These are problems that took decades to make.

      • K.Wayne

        The Trade War should be seen for what it is….. A CHARADE, A FABRICATION & A BIG FAT LIE.
        Without money creation through the issuance of Debt = Counterfeiting in this highest order….our economy is DEAD.
        POTUS knows this extremely well. He will max out the country’s credit limit just to keep the ball rolling….or perhaps the PARTY going.
        Who are the real criminals in this equation? I ask you.
        Without doubt in my mind, the consequences of the so-called Trade War (Technology War)….are far and wide.
        The deflection of the REAL issue (US deflation and economic downturn) to China’s IP stealing, will not achieve its desired outcome(unwinding the trade deficit). Quite the opposite in fact. What will transpire from here is a prolonged period of sub-par Global Economic Growth brought about by the retaliatory measures on both sides. This will create recessionary trends and bubble bursting events. I would envisage a decade or more of unresolved international issues of major significance. A currency event (hyperinflation) would not be uncommon in this time. As will the move towards Electronic Money with a Gold foundation.
        The US will seek to exert whatever hegemony it still retains over the remaining users of the USD in global trade. Recent agendas of the POTUS’s economic advisor suggests Sovereign Nations using currency manipulation as a weapon, will be dealt the Sanction Card. Desperate measures of desperate Elitists.

  8. Brenda Teagarden

    Hi Greg,
    I love your show. Please keep me apprised should they take you off of YouTube.


  9. Elmer G Haettich

    Just a simple THANKS, you always say how much you appreciate us. We appreciate you even more.

    Intersted in gold fractionals at reduced price, please advise when that happens.

  10. Daniel

    Greg i listen to all your youtube videos but cant always spare the time to just watch. Have tou considered a podcast for those of us who want to hear everything you report but want to stream it it in The background while we multitask?

    • Greg Hunter

      I run a free site and I have all I can do to keep putting out the content I am putting out now.

      • Uncommon sense

        A lot of the information you put out is top notch. Good luck to Spurs and Liverpool!!!

  11. Robert E. Salt

    We know from 9/11 and the “wildfires” that free energy exists. It doesn’t cost a cent to operate these lasers, and they’re capable of supplying all our energy needs. What we pay for electricity, gasoline, heating oil and natural gas is merely another form of taxation. We’re fortuate that we don’t have meters attached to our noses charging us for the air we breathe. Do you realize how large some of our deserts are, the Sahara, the Gobi, the Australian Outback, etc.? Imagine if they were all green producing food.

    • Soul Searcher

      What I find strange is the faux outrage over Ilham Omar’s comments on 9/11 when Netanyahu said
      “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,” Ma’ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events “swung American public opinion in our favor”.
      Is the guy a psychopathic weasel or what?
      Don’t suppose you will post this Greg but this comes from a respected Israeli newspaper.

      • Greg Hunter

        Everything in context. Your interpretation is a little different than mine.

    • paul

      Lasers had nothing to do with 9/11 or those wildfires.

  12. Justn Observer

    Greg, You covered the maze of MSM omissions well again as usual. Such a time of deception we do live it -eh? And thank you for speaking up for the ‘yet born and just born’ souls.
    As for ‘THE MULE’, and his speaking out …more a cry to the DEMS to do what he could not = get rid of POTUS Trump. One does wonder if anyone bothers to profile the people the MSM paints as upstanding and well respected. Maybe the art of reading has left us as a society? Of course the MSM just keeps pushing from one crisis to the next so people do not dwell on a topic to long so a to question the event…but to only listen to their narrative and opinion and move on. Thank God we do have alt media and venues like yours as well as people putting the leather to the pavement like George Webb, and historical perspective like John O’Loughlin.

    Do hope your viewer caught the posts on the last interview and will spent a bit of time mulling over these …as to what is being omitted and deflected in the MSM and Mueller report…and also dissected by the court trial so as not to make sense of the facts.
    Yes, it is highly UNLIKELY that there is NO CONNECTION to several consecutive CEO’s of the same company, Transport Logistics was paying a bribes to the same guy? That would be the no show of most MSM at the Paul Lambert trial … and…
    Question…when did Trump start running ? And didn’t the Mueller report say there were no U.S. citizens involved in the coup or spying? She (Butina) was ‘collecting’ compromise files since 2011 and being invited around DC by elites to meet and greet, take pictures with and ””party”’ with Congressmen , lobbyists, and other’s that it might be nice to have a ”’handle on”’ for what 7 years?.. Anyone wonder why Congress wants POTUS Trump out since he trying to ‘clean up the swamp’? and lets not forget who the swamp is and who they answer to… So was the motive of Mueller (the Mule) CIA ASSET to cloud the water and hope to get an impeachment to do what he could not = protect his CIA boss Brennan and crew and keep the DNC connections and elites unmentioned as to what they have been doing in the nuclear (Uranium One) and pipeline deals in the Middle East….which our young soldiers are dying and getting their limbs blown off….just oil and gas pay to play schemes…..along with selling mis-directed nuclear materials to U.S. enemies along with technology? Guess the we the people will never know IF they can get rid of POTUS Trump?
    NOTE in the article and court papers cited =
    • At the same time, the FBI said Butina was working for the Democratic National Committee (DNC). She worked on the campaigns to help elect Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton President.
    Butina has plead guilty to being a Russian spy.
    * What else is in the other 1.5 million documents, 102,000 hours of video, thumb drives, diary, and other evidence seized by the FBI from Butina’s apartment in two raids?
    •Butina’s sentence of two years was reduced six months for ratting out George D. O’Neill Jr., 70.
    His indictment is under seal.
    He is John D. Rockefeller’s great grandson.
    According to the FBI, O’Neill, the NRA, and the Central Bank of Russia are all co-conspirators with Butina.
    Corporate entities like the NRA (National Rifle Association) may be held criminally responsible and subject to fines and other penalties.
    O’Neill used the Center of National Interest to sponsor non-public events for Alexander Kislyak, the former Russian Ambassador.
    = O’Neill’s network dates back to President Richard Nixon.
    He was on Nixon’s campaign staff with David Keene, former President of the NRA.

    HIGHLY RESPECTED GUY or just a PHOENIX PROGRAM killer and fixer for the CIA …covering up guns for drugs…and regime overthrow? any wonder why JFK was opposed to such behavior?
    What is probably really clear is Mueller and crew DO NOT want the people and what she had on them de-classified…so that is why it is under reported, and like the Paul Lambert case…the evidence will be ‘covered up’ to protect the truth from coming out ab out what they have on many and what and who was in on the Uranium One Clinton deals? And still….why has the public not been allowed to see the ‘insurance files’ on x-rep Weiner and his wife’s laptop that the NYC police had and turned over to the FBI?

    THE MULE =
    Will end with these links to tie it all together… and do hope POTUS Trump is getting the whole picture of who/what he is surrounded by… a lot of good cop/mostly bad cop going on with vested interests in not allowing the swamp to be exposed or drained as to present as well as their past conduct?
    The wrop of above for now =
    The MULE read:
    The truth is being revealed regardless of the real ‘obstructions’ and ‘omissions’ ?

  13. Jerry

    Silently the pieces are being moved into place for the final act.

    In my estimation, ( based on The Art of War) President Trump will use the deep states next false flag attack to implement the final phase of his plan, which is to restore the republic. This will be the hallmark of his presidency. The trap is baited. Let’s see if the rats take the cheese.

    • Jerry

      I can’t say I believe this theory, ( Mueller part of the plan )but it does seem plausible.

    • susan

      After finding out son-in-law Kushner is attending the Bilderberg “get together”, I am afraid the US is down the tubes. Jerry, can you speak about this? I would greatly appreciate it.

      • Greg Hunter

        Please do not think that way. I am sure Trump wants to know what they are thinking. “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer”!!

      • paul

        Why ask Jerry? He does not know what is going on behind the scenes though he sure makes it sound like he does.

  14. David

    Spoiler Alert: Families with children did not choose abortion.

    It’s amazing what Disney is saying about Georgia. A lot of their entertainment is geared toward children and families and Disney may just find families boycotting them for supporting abortion. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you!

  15. St. Clare Seeds

    Hi Greg,
    I think it would be neat if you had a guest on to discuss Glyphosate “Round-Up weed killer” and its effects on people and your health.

    • St. Clare Seeds

      Their a many people “leading the charge” against Round-Up, but the two who really stand out are: Dr Stephanie Seneff of MIT and Dr. Zach Bush, MD.

      • Fatima message

        Glyphosate is so prevalent today that it is being found in our ground water. Dr. Zach Bush is being proclaimed worthy of the Nobel prize for his product Restore4Life. Now sold on Amazon.

        • uncommon sense

          People need to understand that glyphosate is not only used as a herbicide but is also a dessicant. It is applied to crops prior to harvest in order to dry them out and render them more easy to the cutting process.

          It is important to understand this as a herbicide is not sprayed directly onto the crop but a dessicant is.

          • uncommon sense

            Be particularly careful of oats and try to buy these organic.

  16. paul ...

    Mueller said he would not “exonerate” Trump … implying he just couldn’t charge Trump with the crimes he supposedly found … I believe the American people have an absolute right to know “what the crimes were” that Mueller couldn’t charge Trump with … under existing US law a sitting President is exempt from prosecution for most crimes … “unless the crime is so egregious” it would require impeachment proceedings by Congress … and this is what Mueller is suggesting Congress do … so what was the crime?? … was it Trump simply saying “take it easy on Flynn or something way more egregious??? … why are the American people being kept in the dark???? … we have an “absolute right to know” what we spent millions of dollars on for Mueller to do his investigation!!!

  17. Stephen

    So Mueller has proven he is a member of the swamp. If Micheal Horowitz is also part of the swamp, which I am not convinced that he is not, this country is in deep trouble. What is taking this guy so long? How corrupt is our government and our media? I really don’t know. What I do see are massive crimes being committed in front of us and the media is not covering them, but will strain at the gnat to impugn Trump. This country is already at war. We all need to say a prayer for AG Barr.

    • RTW

      I agree…. What is taking so long? It seems like John Soloman and Sarah Carter have cracked the case wide open with their investigations. Every week they appear on Fox News with Blockbuster/Bombshell information against Comey, Brennen, Clapper and the rest of the cabal. Either it’s all true or it’s BS. If it is true then Horowitz/Barr’s job has been done for them. All they need to do is interview both those individuals to find out what exactly they know and how they came about getting it. Let’s get on with it already, it’s getting exasperating.

  18. Davina

    From market action this morning it looks like your guest Bo Polny may have
    hit a home run with his prediction of a crash in June. This are scary times Greg
    so I want to thank you for all that you do. The corruption in the system is simply
    unbelievable. Sometimes I think I liked it better when I was asleep and didn’t
    understand the depth of the corruption.

  19. Russ

    Thanks Greg, good wrap-up. I saw this AM that the Democratic governor of Louisiana signed the states’s heartbeat abortion ban.
    “Louisiana’s Gov. Signs Heartbeat Abortion Ban, Breaking With Democrats” Apparently his reelection chances were better by going with Louisiana’s voters than Democratic party policy. I s’pose That means no Disney in Louisiana either. Color me disinterested in what Disney does. Who cares…

    IMO you are right on with thinking the trade negotiations are about the reset. So are a lot of other items in the main stream news. It’s a diversion to keep us looking left while the real action is elsewhere. “Watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat.” Then suddenly on Monday morning there’s a humongous rabbit sitting where the debt used to be and relations between us and China will be great, all the troops in the ME come home and gas is way more expensive… there will be a price to the reset.

    The inflation will suddenly come all at once rather than the 2% (really closer to 10%) we’ve been seeing. Gold goes to some crazy number but so does energy and food. They didn’t get more expensive, the dollar was just reset lower. But what do I know. The alternative is we keep getting nickel’d and dime’d with the FED’s 2% inflation target.

  20. Russ

    BTW, you should clap your hands at the beginning of your broadcast like you did at 15:44. It should reset your mic’s so we hear you better rather than in just one ear. That clap put you back in stereo. 🙂

  21. paul ...

    Bloomberg report: “Russia’s President Putin has rejected a controversial Iranian request to buy S-400 missile defense systems” … is this good news? … remember what happened after Russia refused to supply Iran with their S-300 missile defense systems back in 2010?? … on Thursday Oct 15 2016 Iran announced that it had “domestically made” a missile defense system “with exactly the same capabilities as the S-300” … do you think perhaps people with such intelligence (or secret help by the Russian KBG) are likely planning to do “exactly what they did in the past” … and domestically build their own S-400’s (the way Turkey is now planning to build their own S-500’s domestically)? … the only “good news” I see from this Bloomberg report is that unlike the CIA the KGB is secretly arming their proxies with defensive (not offensive) weapons !! …

  22. paul ...

    Gold prices post double-digit gains as world equity markets wobble!! …

    • paul ...

      Recently imposed tariffs on Chinese, European, Mexican, Russian, etc., etc. imports will dramatically push up inflation in the US … so Trump’s plan is obvious … debt will be “papered over” (not destroyed as the deflationists believe)!! …

      • paul ...

        Trump feeding the tariff monster … can create an “out of control mean green mother of a problem” … especially for people chained to the CPI … but the banksters will be fine with “all the new greenbacks” created … as all their loans will be paid off and the Ponzi monster can continue to live!!

        • Mike R

          Trump’s Mexico tariffs are timed precisely as needed, and multi-strategic fold:
          1) the tariffs help put major pressure on Mexico’s lack of accountability for immigration. Check.
          2) the tariffs also target US businesses, that keep shipping jobs to Mexico. especially the cheating Automotive sector, after massive tax payer funded bailouts !
          3) Its being done near market highs so any stock sell off can recover well prior to 2020.
          4) The sell off helps put political pressure on the Fed to start cutting rates, which Trump desperately wants as a ‘tailwind’ going into 2020 campaign season
          5) the tariffs on Mexico put more pressure on China, and show he is not backing down.
          6)the tariffs on Mexico put more pressure for a more favorable Mexico-US trade agreement AND a more favorable Canada-US trade agreement.
          7) there remains plenty of time with this added pressure on multiple companies, and multi nations to have to sh*t or get off the pot in terms of coming to the table on trade, and/or sourcing outside of China, and even start seriously considering more LOCAL US based manufacturing to bring back even more jobs. trumps very serious about bringing more jobs back !!
          8) the US markets had gotten quite frothy and ran up way too quickly since the last sell off, and with the usual ‘sell in May, go away’ mantra of many fund managers, and CNBC morons, the sell off right not isn’t really scaring many people. it makes noisy/useless and dumb headlines, and happens every single year at this time.

          You will learn to LOVE these tariffs way more than Trump does.

          • paul ...

            And like deer’s in an inflationary tariff headlight … most Americans are frozen … and can’t move to save their lives by buying gold (or silver) … they will stand still and die (economically) as inflation hits them with full force … as prices for everything imported … rises by double digits!!

    • K. Wayne

      Gold is the Watchman.
      Take note when it starts talking.