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The Guardian (July 16)

2024/ 07/ 18 by jd in Global News

“What the world needs is a period of stability after the repeated blows of recent years.” But that’s unlikely if Donald Trump prevails in November. “Anybody wondering what the next big economic shock might be… need look no further than the frontrunner to be in charge of the world’s biggest economy in six months’ time.”


Reuters (July 12)

2024/ 07/ 14 by jd in Global News

“For Wall Street, the coming White House race, which currently pits Biden against former President Donald Trump, offers a singularly unappetizing menu. November’s election will present voters with a choice between two possible administrations, neither of which looks much like the moderate, business-friendly centrism under which the financial sector tends to thrive. It’s an unenviable choice.”


Bloomberg (July 5)

2024/ 07/ 07 by jd in Global News

“Donald Trump’s growing lead in the US presidential race has sparked a rush to identify the key winning trades in global markets. History suggests that Japanese stocks are a good bet.” Some strategists think “the boost from a weak yen will give Japanese shares a leg up, just as funds seek alternatives to Chinese equities in anticipation of a tougher Trump stance toward Beijing.”


New Yorker (June 10)

2024/ 06/ 11 by jd in Global News

Now that a New York jury has convicted former President Trump of thirty-four felony counts, “the American people will decide to what extent they care.” But the verdict is hardly the only key to understanding the impact of a second Trump term. “Even the most summary assessment of Trump’s rhetoric, actions, and intentions makes clear that the election in November is a matter of emergency. To return an unstable and malevolent authoritarian to the White House risks wounding American democracy in ways that would likely take decades to repair.”


Time (May 30)

2024/ 06/ 01 by jd in Global News

“There are moments in American history that we all know matter, even if we aren’t clear at the time about their weight.” These moments become “political inflection points” and one of them “just took place in lower Manhattan. Thursday’s decision by a dozen jurors to find former President Donald Trump guilty of 34 felony crimes is an era-defining event, but how it will shape the age remains entirely uncertain.”


New York Times (April 21)

2024/ 04/ 22 by jd in Global News

“The mundanity of the courtroom has all but swallowed Donald Trump, who for decades has sought to project an image of bigness and a sense of power…. For the next six weeks, a man who values control and tries to shape environments and outcomes to his will is in control of very little.”


Reuters (January 8)

2024/ 01/ 08 by jd in Global News

“The world is full of danger. The planet starts 2024 with war in Gaza and Ukraine, superpower rivalry, climate change and slow growth. The possible return of Donald Trump as U.S. president is another risk…. It’s easy to see how the world’s multiple overlapping crises – what some observers have labelled the ‘polycrisis’—could feed on one another, creating a doom loop.” But none of this is inevitable. “There are more optimistic scenarios, and some silver linings in the pessimistic ones.”


Wall Street Journal (September 11)

2023/ 09/ 12 by jd in Global News

“For every American employed making steel or aluminum in 2018, 36 were employed by firms that used steel or aluminum as inputs. By raising the prices of these metals, Mr. Trump’s tariffs destroyed far more manufacturing jobs than they created. Overall manufacturing employment fell in each of the four quarters of 2019…. Under Mr. Trump’s protectionist policy, total manufacturing output was 2% lower by the start of the pandemic than it was when he raised tariffs.”


Washington Post (July 28)

2023/ 07/ 29 by jd in Global News

“Everyone knows, as the Watergate scandal drove home: The coverup is always worse than the crime. Everyone, that is, but Trump.” Should “the allegations in the latest indictment of Donald Trump hold up, the former president is a common criminal — and an uncommonly stupid one.”


New York Times (June 11)

2023/ 06/ 12 by jd in Global News

“Mr. Trump’s recklessness in retaining and showing off military secrets is both arrogant and breathtaking. It put the lives of American soldiers at risk. These are some of the United States’ most closely guarded secrets — so sensitive that many top national-security officials can’t see them — and Mr. Trump treated them like a prize he had won at a carnival. These actions underscore, yet again, why he is unfit for public office.”


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