27 February 2017

The Truly Bizarre Policies of Donald Trump

How abnormal is Trump?

Today Jeffrey Immelt wrote in his annual letter to GE stockholders that basic concepts like "innovation, productivity, and globalization" were being challenged and that he still believed in globalization's future.

George W. Bush called a free press indispensable to democracy. (And said that a special prosecutor may need to be appointed to investigate the connection between Russia and Trump.)

This is seen as news and - rightfully as it turns out - a criticism of Trump's policies. A CEO in favor of globalization and a president in favor of the first amendment is like a mother who loves children. It's lovely but it's hardly remarkable. And yet, with a Trump presidency, it is news.

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