A Cave For Mexico


Great news! Donald Trump has saved our nation from another crisis…that he created.

Trump created a crisis with North Korea by throwing childish nicknames at their ruthless dictator. After becoming BFFs with Kim Jong Un and declaring they’re “in love,” his cultist give him credit for averting a crisis in the form of nuclear war.
Trump has created a crisis on the southern border. He created a crisis when he pulled us out of the nuclear agreement with Iran. Trump created a crisis by ending DACA. Trump created a crisis with the government shutdown.
Now, just like with the government shutdown, Trump has ended a crisis by negotiating a deal that gives him nothing.
Donald Trump shut down the government while he had an offer from Democrats for funding for his racist vanity project in the form of a border wall on our border with Mexico. After a month of the shutdown, Trump negotiated a deal ending the shutdown that gave him…nothing. Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed great negotiator, negotiated himself from receiving funding to getting nothing.
Last week, Trump was being kind to outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May by saying she’s a better negotiator than he is. May is being tossed from office for being unable to negotiate a Brexit deal, but Trump was right. She’s still a better negotiator than he is.
Trump created a crisis with Mexico by threatening to levy tariffs on them, while not understanding that U.S. consumers are the ones who would pay those tariffs. Democrats, Republicans, and everyone else in the northern hemisphere with half a working brain understand that tariffs are taxes and that levying them on our largest trading partner would hurt millions of Americans. The reasoning for his tariff war with Mexico was immigration, which is an issue totally separate from trading with our Mexican friends and allies.
Trump was facing opposition not just from Democrats, but also from Republicans. He was also facing legal challenges he would likely lose. On top of all that, the damage done to American farmers and avocado eaters may have turned into a backlash even he couldn’t withstand. Trump cultists eat avocados too despite the fact their Dear Leader doesn’t eat fruits and vegetables.
Trump claimed he struck a new deal with Mexico where they promised to put more Mexican National Guard troops on their southern border to stem the flow of immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. He also claimed that the Mexican government promised to increase its purchases of U.S. agricultural goods.
Two problems with Trump’s claims. The first is, the agreement with Mexico about troops on their southern border was struck months ago, even before Trump made his tariff threats. The second problem is, the government of Mexico does not buy produce and farm equipment from us. Private businesses in Mexico buy produce and farm equipment from us. The Mexican government is not China and can’t order Mexican private businesses to increase purchases from the United States.
Donald Trump attacked those facts the same way he always does, which is to label them as “fake news.” After being debunked by the New York Times, he attacked that news outlet. Later, he was debunked by…wait for it…Mexico.
Basically, the new deal with Mexico that averted a tariff war is that Donald Trump will not make good on his tariff threat and in return, he’s to receive nothing. Other governments have learned from Nancy Pelosi and Trump’s own actions that the man talks more than he walks and he’s a pushover. Trump bullshits, flakes, and caves, and everyone knows it except his cult.
The cult will give Trump huge credit for ending a crisis that wasn’t there until he created it because he told them not to believe what the see and hear. Trump has yet to face a real crisis. The problem for our country is, when that crisis does come, the man occupying the executive branch is still liar, flake, coward, who can’t negotiate, and caves at the slightest pressure.
Donald Trump is dangerous to this nation and except his cult, everyone knows it.
Creative note:
I finished this cartoon about 10:00 a.m, and then the internet went out. I apologize for its tardiness.

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  1. Trump is a constant distraction. This is the buffoons role in the Steve Bannon playbook. Meanwhile our democracy is dismantled into understaffed agencies while our national resources sold to the highest bidders.

    It seems that everyone has forgotten that this was all explained by Steve Bannon in interviews and detailed articles from the moment Robert Mercer and Steve Bannon took over Trumps failing presidential campaign, three weeks before the election.

    This year Steve Bannon attempted to lease a monastery in Italy to train his right wing minions, but the Italian government said, no.

    Global conspiracy runs deep in the Bannon agenda. If I were to have nightmares, the boogie man’s name would be Steve.

    P.S. Your cartoons and commentaries have become stellar quality, Mr. Jones.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. I’m full. I’m trumped-out. Had enough. My nightmare is the thought of democrats sitting home in the next election hoping everyone else will vote the way they prefer.

    Liked by 2 people

      1. Wow. That’s the smartest thing you have probably ever said in your pathetic existence.

        Can’t fix stupid.

        Although you stole that from Ron White, a man who possesses way more brains than you would possess in a 1000 lifetimes, I give you credit.

        You know who to steal from, yet you’ll never learn how to actually think for yourself. Your love for that orange sack of shit occupying the anal orifice proves that.

        And with every comment you post, you solidify the fact that “You Can’t Fix Stupid”.

        Good job, dumb ass!


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