Trump's '500 billion' Tweet Is the Perfect Meme for Unlucky Gamblers

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Trump’s ‘500 billion’ tweet is the perfect meme for unlucky gamblers

Maybe this is how he went bankrupt.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

President Donald Trump kicked off this morning by tweeting about the U.S.’s trade war with China, which the president insisted was… not a trade war, despite the back-and-forth of retaliatory tariffs in the past few weeks.

His reasoning? The war is already over.

Although he claimed we’d already lost the war, Trump followed that up with a slightly contradictory tweet that said in this fight (which is not a war?), America can’t lose.

That dubious swagger of a down-on-his-luck gambler immediately caught the internet’s attention.

Trump, people were swift to note, bankrupted several casinos in his time as a real estate magnate.

Though Trump certainly seemed to believe America will win this, Twitter wasn’t so sure.

Since Trump’s original tariffs announcement in March, the stock market has been tumbling downward, with the Dow Jones falling 1,000 points. The Dow dipped more than 350 at the start of trading Wednesday morning after China announced new tariffs on U.S. products.

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