Tesla can thank Trump, Beijing for speedy China launch The article thanks Trump for the tariff war that has motivated China to quickly helpTesla to build the Gigafactory and deliver the cars in just 357 days. Without Trump's tariff war, there would not be any motivation for such a speedy completion of the Gigafactory. Trump's tariff war depressed China's economy and China was willing to attract foreign investment such as Tesla Gigafactory to boost the economy up. China cut the red tape and quickly helped Tesla with all the permits promptly. China's state banks promptly helped finance even when Tesla was short of cash. All of these good things happened just because of what the article calls the "ill wind"!