Managing Director, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, Adjunct Professor at Columbia SIPA, former biz prof at Tsinghua University in Beijing
For my part, I’m going to come with a short list of economic and geopolitical developments we’re NOT talking about in the Trump Era, but should be. Maybe pose more questions than answers to chew on.
Unable to place too much reliance on data from China, the spread of coronavirus outside of China has become the immediate focus of concern:
I'm with the President: Every year, year after year, they give the Best Foreign Film Oscar to a FOREIGN film. Are they saying Americans can't make good foreign films? What's with that?
All he has to say is "Russia, if you're listening ... bud out. We are on the watch for interference or disinformation from you or any other source, for or against any candidate, and will vigorously combat it." But he doesn't. He denies it's even a concern.
This is why the much-touted notion that the Mueller Report was a nothingburger is wrong. Whether or not the President is actively encouraging foreign interference, he is resolutely ignoring it - and refusing to prevent it - because he imagines the very idea makes him look bad.
The widow of the Indian man murdered in Kansas in February anti-immigrant hate crime now faces deportation from US.
Trapped in Malaysia doesn't carry quite the same punch as trapped in North Korea.
The real reason NeverTrumpers have a relatively high media profile is that the GOP has either lost or expelled its intelligentsia. They may be a small portion of the party, in absolute numbers, but they are disproportionately its former thinkers, writers, and policy experts.