Tuesday’s speech established Trump as the man in charge. But how loyal to him and his program will be the “deep state,” which dominates this city that gave Trump only 4 percent of its votes and, paranoically, believes him to be an agent of Vladimir Putin?The Trump-Beltway wars have only just begun.
Ukraine has been (and continues to be) a major “flash point” that holds dire consequences for a Europe already in tatters. Fighting is still occurring in the Eastern provinces and now we have Maidan (a Soros-backed destabilizing organization) coming to the forefront again, organizing a massive blockade of coal shipments (big enough that Kiev has claimed it is an emergency).
"As the neoconservatives pull nuclear Armageddon out of the grave that Reagan and Gorbachev put it in, the American left demands the impeachment of the president whose goal was better relations with Russia."
"...the market is now in a longer-term battle between 'economic (data) escape velocity' against the prospects for 'financial tightening ahead of growth'... It will continue coming-back to 'soft data converting to hard'..."
Until yesterday, the prevailing Wall Street consensus was that in the absence of specifics from President Trump on his economic and fiscal plans, the market would be disappointed, and proceed to slide. It did not, in fact quite the opposite. As a result, the world's best paid strategist have once again revised the Trump-related narrative.
"From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears –- inspired by the future, not bound by the failures of the past –- and guided by our vision, not blinded by our doubts. I am asking all citizens to embrace this Renewal of the American Spirit. I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big, and bold and daring things for our country."
"Dear President Trump, can you stand up to the orthodoxy that’s robbed the business cycle of its very cyclicality? Are you man enough to populate the Fed with leaders who are so strong there’s no need to audit the out-of-control institution?"