Category Archives: Donald Trump

The Trump “Miracle”…. but not for all

President Trump and his supporters have been very keen to trumpet the success of the Trump led US economy. And it is hard to argue against noticing that the GDP has risen in Mr Trump’s first term. The employment data … Continue reading

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TRUMP’S TRADE WARS – the Law of Unintended Consequences

The notion of using tariffs as a means of biasing trade to benefit the tariff controlling nation is not a new concept. The British Empire, and more recently the US have (among others) had the means to take raw materials almost … Continue reading

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MAKING SENSE OF THE PRESIDENT’S DOG WHISTLES

The phenomenon of US politics, which at first encounter is hardest for non Americans to understand, is working out how come a bizarre figure like Mr Trump has such a following? The Republican Party and indeed the entire US electoral … Continue reading

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A Suggested Way Through the Mueller Report Impasse

Just a Thought! First we should note the Democrats are unlikely to be appeased by the release of the Mueller Report if it is heavily redacted, particularly since there is a clear danger that critics of Trump will continue to … Continue reading

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OH DEAR, MR TRUMP MIGHT NEED TO FIRE YET ANOTHER ADVISOR

From time to time, since leaders are human, the US public might expect their politicians to make mistakes, but after reading some of the President’s latest claims the best we might hope is that the current batch of tweets were … Continue reading

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At Least Mr Trump Has Guts

If I believed in reincarnation (which, I have to confess, I admittedly don’t) at least I would have a plausible explanation for Donald Trump and his rather unique form of decision making. If I didn’t know better, I might suggest … Continue reading

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HUAWEI – THE FOOLISH ART OF POKING THE SLEEPING GIANT

The Trump regime’s recent treatment of the Chinese electronics giant Huawei sends an unfortunate set of messages to an international audience. When Trump et al instigated the arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou, the US order to Canada to detain … Continue reading

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