Trump tweets CNBC graphic on ‘winning’ trade war — but left out another one that tells the whole story

Donald Trump tweeted about a purported “win” in the trade wars with China, citing CNBC — but left out some very important information.

  • Trump’s posted a tweet reading “U.S. Winning Trade War With China In Dollars. CNBC.”
  • That tweet appears to stem from a chart CNBC broadcast earlier on Sept. 4, 2019 that did, indeed, include that claim.
  • However, as CNBC’s Steve Liesman noted in a separate tweet, Trump neglected to mention another graphic that was shown in the same segment — that China is winning in terms of percentages.

  • Trump’s claim also directly defied a CNBC article, as noted by CNN’s Daniel Dale.