Re: Dependant state.
"We would get them from Taiwan"
and other places, INCLUDING MEXICO. Last I read it was becoming FAR more economical to have labor-intensive things done in Mexico rather than China, and tariffs would make this even MORE so.
And Mexico appears to respect our intellectual property. Unlike China.
"Trump's base of supporters would have no new shiny toys"
I have to wonder if the "shiny new toy" crowd consists MOSTLY of Anti-Trump'ers, just sayin'.
And those who can actually AFFORD 'shiny new toys' are probably not going to be affected much by an increase in tariffs for goods and stuff [or an outright embargo for that matter] as would those whose JOBS LITERALLY WENT TO THE FAR EAST and are NOW coming BACK!