Because there’s nothing his base loves more than dialoguing on the subtle nuances associated with foreign policy and a taking deep dive into the intricacies that drive the decision-making processes at the Federal Reserve, Trump went full Trump on both topics Friday morning, sending the stock market down the same path America’s other institutions have been rappelling for a couple years. What the market needs at moments like these is stability and confidence. So after warming up with tropes about the Dems and the media conspiring to ruin the economy, Trump managed to equally offend Americans and China with this tweet: “My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?” Then after a relatively extended cooling off period (two minutes) he figured out a solution so simple that it had just been sitting there in front of our eyes: “Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.” (I’ve been hereby ordering the stock market to go back up all morning, so stay tuned.) WaPo: U.S.-China trade war intensifies as Trump calls on American companies to cut ties with China.