Email hacks of US officials-where did they come from?
Intelligence community- all signs point to Russia
But instead of acknowledging that the revelation of compromising emails may have won him the election, he shifts the blame to dubious rampant voter fraud. When over a third of your eligible voters sit out the general election the problem isn’t fraud, it’s voter turnout and easier access to voting.
Tax returns-full financial disclosure is not forthcoming any time soon from this President. The first reason for this is his financials are probably a complicated mess probably involving 100s of LLCs, partnerships and other structures designed to legally avoid taxes and shield him from any personal liability.
A man whose main business is casinos and resorts and has international locations is inevitably going to have ties to other foreign governments and organized crime. Trump in business is more a Gordon Gekko than a Warren Buffet and we should expect him to run government the same.
Tillerson, Trump, and Devos regardless of what kind of people they are to their family and friends will not suddenly abandon their history and the natural biases. Tillerson may be savvy in communicating with other governments, but will always have energy on his mind in those dealings and his history doesn’t lead me to believe he will advocate for more solar and wind to power our grid or to reduce pollution internationally.
Trump may advocate for a stronger US economy by trying to encourage more manufacturing in country. So far it is definitely a nationalist trend in policy toward the economy. He wants to abandon old trade deals and re-evaluate treaties and memberships. He is effectively withdrawing a good bit of US leadership in the global economy. We’re having our own Brexit.
So why is the stock market reacting so strongly to this break in tradition and the potential for turmoil in international trade? Some economists have put forth the notion that the market is underperforming the possibility of a 15% cut in corporate taxes by only rising 10%. Others would say that the market is still rallying on the possibility of lower corporate taxes and policies that favor deregulation that will benefit large corporations.
Devos may actually want to help children. It seems unlikely that a billionaire heiress with experience in private and religious school is going to have the perspective to represent the majority of Americans who don’t send their kids to private school. Unless she can address access for poorer families with vouchers she will in effect further de facto segregation in schools.