Civil war is unavoidable. The left is too crazy, and the right has now been given the weapon of government too enticing to overlook. Consider for a moment which “faction” in the world benefits most from this arrangement and then you will understand that the left is ultimately a distraction from the greater enemy. Remove the globalists from the picture, and the left will sort itself out.
A Republican member of the Electoral College, Christopher Suprun, has published an op-ed in the NYT explaining on Monday explaining why he will not be casting his vote for Donald Trump. If Suprun follows through on his promise next month, he would become the first “faithless elector” since 2004.
Following Donald Trump’s surprise victory and the violent market reactions, many investors are left scratching their heads. The consensus narrative warned that a Trump victory would spell doom for the markets. Days later, the narrative flipped and Trump’s economic policies, all of which were known prior to the election, are deemed beneficial for share prices.
While not nearly as controversial as his still unconfirmed pick of Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary, in another widely telegraphed choice the WSJ reports that Donald Trump is expected to name billionaire Wilbur Ross Jr. "a fellow businessman whose name rings out in the Rust Belt" to serve as his Commerce secretary, according to a transition official.
European stocks were little changed and oil fell as investors assessed declining prospects for an OPEC deal and risks from Italy’s referendum. Asian stocks declined, while S&P futures pointed to a fractionally higher open, erasing 3 points from yesterday's drop.