"As the authors point out, what it all means is that "the nearly decade-long economic expansion may be more vulnerable to a further spike in gasoline prices or an escalation of trade conflicts" at present. In an unsustainable situation like this, little shocks can trigger a recession."
so its ok to have tarrifs on us products. not just free trade which he is wanting, but that doesnt fit your narrative.
on the topic, its too easy to rack up debt, putting them in a hole. no one learns about this in school, im not sure if anyone learns anything in schools anymore.