Trump’s inside man on trade

Jun 2013
1. ...Navarro has struck such a chord with Trump that he could end up playing an outsize role in the administration’s economic policy. The president’s announcement of his appointment called him “a visionary economist.”

“I read one of Peter’s books on America’s trade problems years ago and was impressed by the clarity of his arguments and thoroughness of his research,” Trump said in a statement. “He has presciently documented the harms inflicted by globalism on American workers, and laid out a path forward to restore our middle class.”

Few of the people Trump has brought into the White House seem to be so in tune with the president. And for the moment at least, he has filled a policy vacuum by being visible while other Cabinet nominees struggle with confirmation.....

According to the New Yorker, Navarro in 2011 read that Trump told the Chinese state news agency Xinhua that he liked Navarro’s first book on China. They communicated after that but met in person only during the presidential campaign, when Navarro was one of the few economists to take Trump seriously....

2. Like the Pied Piper of Hamelin who enticed children into a mountain cave and never seen again, the White House incumbent has misled his followers into believing that he is the "Chosen One" to mount a trade war with China.

There is a Chinese idiom ("Wu ren zi di 误人子弟) used to ridicule any incompetent teacher who misguides students with false teachings. How many more "President Good Brains" will the Navarro craps mislead into the White House?

In actuality, China ends up not negotiating with Trump in the so-called trade talks but his inside man on trade.

Any hope from the trade talks? Any hope for free international trade with Trump's America? The answers are very obvious. :)
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