How far can Trump push China before a tipping point is reached & China uses her nuclear option, the dumping of $1.1 billion in US Treasury Bills causing a dollar crash, a massive spike in bond yields, the collapse of the housing market & stock market chaos?

Trump constantly ramps up pressure as if he’s playing a game of international ‘chicken’.

He is playing brinkmanship but with the wrong player.

The Chinese have their nuclear option which if initiated could potentially devastate the entire US economy.

What is a Treasury Bill?

Treasury Bills are a means through which the USA can still run a massive national debt by gaining income.

It can continue to fund expenditure, for instance on the building of roads, schools etc. These bills fund this new spending.

The Chinese save & the Chinese government has massive savings that cover much more than their immediate needs.

North Americans hardly save at all by comparison & their government is in a permanent state of dept. It needs constant external funding.

China & other nations buying Treasury Bills means that USA has enough money to fund itself.

As its people save comparatively little & the economy of the country doesn't generate enough income to pay off its constant debt it needs this constant inflow of cash.

These Treasury Bills are the primary way the US government is funded.

Without them it has few other means to pay its way.

It needs China above all others as it is the top purchaser of these bills by far.

Many other countries hold them but China has most.

If China is pushed beyond a certain point she does has her nuclear option in reserve.

Trump has surely been advised on this.

In spite of this he continually demonstrates a poker player mentality, forcing China ever closer to pressing the nuclear button down.

They say you should play to your strengths. Trump is doing exactly the opposite.

He is betting the house. Almost every day he ups the ante.

But he is a gambler who ought to have folded.

China's nuclear device can blow a hole right through the US economy.
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