Donald Trump Rage Tweets After News Breaks That His Trade War Caused U.S. Manufacturing to Plummet in September
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) gauges the strength of U.S. manufacturing, and it just revealed some troubling numbers from last month.
Manufacturing is at its lowest since the Great Recession. Export orders have plummeted as a result of President Donald Trump's trade war with China, with ISM's manufacturing index showing a drop to 47.8%. Experts predicted new growth at 50.2% (any number above 50% indicates growth) only to be met with the sixth straight month of decline and the second straight month of outright reduction.