I did a longer count on Sunday morning to see if my 36 seconds estimate of how long it takes the US Debt Clock to add $US1 million to the country’s national public debt was correct.
If you think the messages from the White House are mixed, you’d be dead right. Against the background of the Trump tweets, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer delivered President Trump’s trade policy agenda & annual report to Congress last Wednesday, outlining how the administration “is promoting free, fair & reciprocal trade and strongly enforcing US trade laws.
After reading through a review of Dilbert cartoon creator Scott Adams’ new book on the Trump influence, Win bigly, I thought about one of the many most recent issues the US president has raised.
US president Donald Trump has been spitting the dummy. Most of the toys are now out of the cot. Other people have been picking up those toys. Prepare for massive change in the international order.
Russian president Vladimir Putin wrote an article days before the September 2017 summit of the 5 BRICS nations in Xiamen, China, espousing views on economic issues – and on a wide range of other matters of international politics, but especially on an extremely wide range of potential areas of co-operation among the 5.
On the one hand Donald Trump, as a disruptive US president trying to change the order of life in his country’s public services, and simultaneously in its trade with the rest of the world. On the other, bands of nations working towards new economic alliances, often with religious overlays.