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Ben Hunt's Mailbag - Life In Trumpland

"I wrote this note because I am so effin’ tired of being called a racist or a sexist because I don’t think that Donald Trump is evil incarnate... I think Trump is a narcissist and an ass, not a Fascist. Like most people in the financial services world, I deal with narcissists and asses every day … they’re not Hitler clones because the only thing they’re really true-believers about is their own self-aggrandizement."

Pat Buchanan Exposes The Beltway Conspiracy To Break Trump

Russian hacking of the DNC is a problem, not a scandal. The scandal is this: Who inside the government of the United States is trying to discredit, damage or destroy the President of the United States? For these are the real subversives.

Frontrunning: March 7

  • Trump’s New Travel Ban Replaces Chaos With Calm (BBG)
  • Indian Firms Look to Get Ahead of Immigration Curbs (WSJ)
  • Republicans unveil plan to dismantle Obamacare (Reuters)
  • Republicans Unveil Health Care Bill to Bridge Gaps in Party (BBG)
  • Wiretap Allegation Places Trump Nominee on Hot Seat (WSJ)
  • German, U.S. finance ministers to meet in Berlin next week (Reuters)

US Begins Deployment Of Controversial THAAD Anti-Missile System To South Korea

Well that escalated quickly. Just a day after North Korea's test firing of 4 missiles towards US bases in Japan, and hours after North Korea warned the world was "on the brink of nuclear war" due to US-South Korea "maneuvers," CNN reports the first pieces of the controversial US-built missile defense system (designed to mitigate the threat of North Korean missiles) arrived at the Osan Air Base in South Korea Monday night, according to the US military.

Can Yellen Keep The Boom Going?

Yellen, like notorious previous Fed chiefs including Strong, Martin, and Greenspan, can now claim success in having prolonged and strengthened an asset price inflation which otherwise may well have been about to enter its severe end phase. If history is any guide, the result of that success is to be feared.

CNN Airs 'Spy Cam' Footage Of Trump Oval Office Meeting As If It's Perfectly Acceptable

Over the weekend, CNN aired 'spy cam' footage of a "fiery" meeting in the Oval Office in an attempt to further their 'dysfunction in the Trump White House' narrative.  But, while CNN was all to eager to spread their narrative, no one seemed to care to ask the obvious question of why it is suddenly ok to film private, and potentially classified, meetings in the Oval Office.

Senator Grassley Launches Probe Into FBI Ties With British Spy Behind "Trump Dossier"

“The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for President in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends."