President Trump Prepares Economic Team For Upcoming Challenge – Generational Trade Geography…

A “SME” (pronounced ‘smee‘) is a Subject Matter Expert.   President Trump’s entire cabinet is an assembly of specific SME’s for a specific economic purpose.

The entire landscape of modern geopolitics is an assembly of various nations specifically focused on their economic interests.  Fundamentally, the economics of a nation is the cornerstone for their ability to hold, advance, influence and present their ideology.

Without the underlying economic capability to provide sustainability and stability, the nation, any nation, cannot maintain itself regardless of the underlying political outlook.  In short, as the old verse presents: “money makes the world go ’round“.  Everything boiled down to it’s essential core – is about economics.

The shock to the system of modern multinational financial interests was created by an earthquake known as Trump; which created a seismic shift via the 2016 U.S. presidential election outcome.

The tectonic political and economic shift was so unsettling to the global elites -who created a decades-long system of global financial interests- they have been thrashing around desperate to regain footing ever since.

All modern political alliances are based on this economic reality, and every single action taken by every member within each grouping is based on their affiliated and interconnected self-interest in the underlying economic equation.

Every nation is positioning themselves to push-back against a realignment in geopolitical power based on the nationalistic economic shifting created by U.S. President Donald J. Trump.

It doesn’t matter which continent you point to. If you pull back to the larger view and overlay the economic maneuvering you will find the reason behind the strategic relationship always revolves around economics.

War or peace, it’s all about the economics within the equation.

Understanding that dynamic allows the reviewer to see how each nation participates based on their individual or granular need.  Communists align in common cause (China/Russia); socialists align in common cause (Canada/Germany/France/EU writ large), and free-fair market nations align in common cause (USA/Japan/Poland/A.S.E.A.N./Australia).

If you scale market economies on a linear continuum according to freedom (size of government in their economic market), and line up the individual nations as flags according to their political outlook on the same linear scale, you will quickly see how the groups cluster in both political ideology and similar economics.  [Big government communist nations cluster together; big government socialist nations cluster together; and smaller government fair markets cluster together.]   It has always been thus.

The scale of market freedom, in direct proportion to the wealth of the individual within each nation, is the one constant in an ever changing universe.

This is the essential issue with global trade agreements which seek to enjoin free/fair market nations within larger trade deals that also encompass more socialistic political forms of governance.   It simply doesn’t work.   Generally speaking the free/fair market nations get screwed because they are forced to acquiesce to the insufferable dictates -and rules- of the big government institutional nations.  (TTIP and TPP examples)

If you want an example of the current strategic positioning, think about China and North Korea from the bigger, broader, issue of trade and leverage.

China knows that renegotiated trade deals with the U.S. (via Trump) are looming on the horizon. China has a very weak hand in any discussion for all of the previously aforementioned reasons. Hence:

♦ What does China need?  Trade leverage.
♦ What does China have to leverage?  North Korea behavior.

See how that works?

Inasmuch as President Trump looks at the economics of any specific nation’s behavior, so too does China understand a current need to create leverage to keep it’s economic position. North Korea quickly becomes a proxy tool for China to negotiate trade benefits.

President Trump knows this too.  Every action since he’s taken office is sequentially designed to end up confronting this dynamic.  When you understand the reason for China to be backhandedly positioning the DPRK, you begin to realize there is no fundamental reason to be overly concerned. It’s all about positioning for upcoming economic agreements.

And that’s just one example.

♦ China is a central command and control economy. Essentially communist-lite. Likewise China’s ideological ally is Russia, again another central command and control economy, ie. communist-lite. Totalitarian Iran, same/same.  All economic brothers from the same political and ideological mothers.

President Trump has assembled economic SME’s to deal with this geopolitical dynamic that are specifically skilled to navigate this complex network of internal interests.  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer, AG Secretary Sonny Perdue, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, all the way up to a former Energy CEO as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Each cabinet member has a role within the larger dynamic that is a policy of economic patriotism benefiting the U.S.A.

New trade deals will be renegotiated in August/September (NAFTA), October (U.K. bilateral), November (ASEAN) and then China and the EU.

All of the currently visible political alliances, like those witnessed within the G20, are based on their positioning for these upcoming trade deals.  Every supportive or antagonistic expression by each of these nation states is directly tied to their positioning for trade leverage and negotiation with the U.S.

The MSM will sell visible and spoken differences of opinion, differences of political ideologies, and newly formed alliances around a narrative of nations being anti-Trump.  The media like to focus on the cult of personality to create their discussion segments; but that’s nowhere near the full measure of what’s behind international alliances. The actual motives are the underlying economic determinations within each nation.

It has been so long since U.S. economic power was used to the benefit of the U.S., there’s an entire generation that has no concept of this underlying reasoning for national friendliness, or lack thereof, toward each other.  We have given away so much national economic wealth many people have forgotten how to accumulate or compete for it.

The ‘We-Are-The-World‘ type leftist globalism (fair share economics) has been pushed for so long, that many people have completely forgotten what it looks like when nations look out for their own unique economic best interests, and actually strive to achieve them.

Heck, many younger Americans may never have seen the competition at all.

Economic competition is what drives each nation to excel and innovate.

And the WINNING is the best part of M.A.G.A !

Wolverine SME’s always sit together, even when they’re in groups.

RELATED – A meeting between Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday at the G20 summit in Germany will last about 30 minutes and probably not lead to any major agreements, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

[…]  Trump and Pena Nieto will discuss renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement scheduled for August, as well as cooperation in combating drug cartels and development in Central America, the Foreign Ministry said.

Pena Nieto will also talk about the rights of Mexican migrants in the United States, the ministry said. (more)

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174 Responses to President Trump Prepares Economic Team For Upcoming Challenge – Generational Trade Geography…

  1. Bob says:

    MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN……and he’s doing God work….

    Liked by 18 people

  2. ElGato says:

    Another incredible masterpiece. Sundance University!

    Liked by 47 people

  3. Jlwary says:

    Someday, years from now, I want to know who SD is! ☺️ So astute! Everything SD says makes sense!

    Liked by 12 people

  4. RG says:

    We must have confidence in Trump and his understanding of world economics. Pray for his safety and the safety of all that travel with him.

    Liked by 25 people

  5. RG says:

    Yes, I believe that SD is a fly on the wall of wherever Trump happens to be. That’s my story and I am sticking to it. LOL

    Liked by 8 people

  6. seekingthetruth2 says:

    SD….where do you place India/Brazil in this analysis?

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Oldschool says:

    “See how that works?” I love that line. That is my cue to stop and digest. Thanks Sundance!

    Liked by 13 people

  8. Lunatic Fringe, Phd. [undocumented] says:

    “Pena Nieto will also talk about the rights of Mexican migrants in the United States, the ministry said.”

    Oh, and just FYI, the Phd is what is undocumented, not Lunatic Fringe. Lunatic is highly documented. But the Phd I “have” has never been documented. Just sayin’.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Oh, I fully understand. I took a PhD from Harvard. They would not give me one so I just walked in there and took the danged thing.


      Liked by 12 people

    • sundance says:

      ….“Pena Nieto will also talk about the rights of Mexican migrants in the United States, the ministry said.”…

      Mexico’s entire energy sector = $28 Billion (and falling).
      U.S. wire transfer remittances from Mexicans working in the U.S. = $29 billion.

      Every time we deport an illegal alien, it takes a little bit more out of the Mexican economy.

      Mexico has a vested interest in keeping Mexicans in the U.S.


      …“Pena Nieto will also talk about the rights of Mexican migrants in the United States, the ministry said.”…

      Liked by 31 people

      • georgiafl says:

        ‘Migrants’ as in

        A. Illegal invaders ferrying drugs, stealing jobs, Social Security numbers, living on welfare, getting free health care, college tuition, food stamps, costing US taxpayers hundreds of billions, committing crimes?

        B. Legal seasonal workers coming in on work visas (but often over staying their visas)?

        The US taxpayer is not responsible for bolstering the economies of Mexico and Cuba, which also thinks they have the right to send their citizens here to steal benefits, jobs, etc.

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      • usayes says:

        And SD, it would appear that 100% of the leverage here rests with the USA – so what I don’t see is the point of Nieto even raising the subject with PDJT unless “begging” the USA is on it’s way to becoming fashionable.

        Liked by 10 people

        • Donna in Oregon says:

          Nieto is trying to stir up sympathy, it’s the go to emotion used for invading our country. Usual lefty extortion. Their poor, huddled masses…..blah blah blah…… packing guns and drugs unified into gangs promoting slavery and theft of the US Treasury.

          We’re supposed to feel guilty….and mean. Gingo.

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        • SpanglishKC says:

          Face saving for Nieto @ home. They need to think he is standing up for their compatriots. Its unlikely he will bring it up with Trump, Nieto would just be acknowledging the leverage.

          I know your question was rhetorical but wanted to help out the people as some have helped me.

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      • BobW462 says:

        So, that particular topic should be the shortest part of their conversation.

        Nieto will ask about “migrant rights”. POTUS will reply by saying: “They have no rights if they are in the US illegally….Next topic, Pena.”

        Liked by 22 people

        • NewNonna!!! says:

          That sure SOUNDS like s’thing our great president would say…. I can hear his voice saying it.

          Please, please, PLEASE… can Pena make that assertion to our President, JUST so Mr Trump can give him that response!!!! I L❤️VE it!!!

          MAGA, Mr President!!! We just know you will (are)! 🇺🇸👍🏼🦁🚂

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        • LafnH2O says:

          Next silly question…..

          Liked by 1 person

      • I have lived for a considerable amount of time in Mexico. (I am British, FYI, but naturalized as a US citizen due to marriage). I have traveled the world pretty much.

        In the “Christian” nations, Mexico was, without a shadow of a doubt, the most difficult nation to obtain working papers. They took so much of one’s time, that eventually, it was just not worth it. The paperwork was designed to keep you coming back. They were very protective about their own markets and own workers.

        I find the hypocrisy and double standards stomach churning. And no-one mentions it. Giving the Mexicans such freedom in the USA, with corresponding freedoms to ourselves, makes us second class citizens on our own continent.

        As an unrelated issue, I met many illegal Americans there too. The bars were full of them (my work took me there). They were always avoiding the authorities, as they were trying to deport them. And yes, these were not upstanding members of the community. Most were on the run from the US legal system – drugs, violence, and tax were the main reasons.

        Yet we live under the notion that the Mexican illegals are great upstanding and misunderstood people. They just decided not to come through the front door and go through the proper channels. It is just absurd.

        The world over, all illegal immigrants are as “dodgy” as you could imagine. It’s logical really.

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        In other words, Greed, as usual.

        Well, Thanks to the election of President Trump, those days of greedy nations and greedy people are over and we are baaaack, stronger than ever, as Our president has said.

        Liked by 1 person

      • eagledriver50 says:

        Just a reminder…Mexico has SQUANDERED the OIL finds that Pemex has found…ALL of the money is going into the pockets of ONLY a few…


  9. sickconservative says:

    The left will hate as it is just wrong to project US strength and they can’t accept that.
    Good read and already forwarded the link.
    Thank’s SD,

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Listingstarboard says:

    NO words to describe how much I love Wilbur Ross. When I see him in attendance at any meeting I feel a huge sigh of relief. My once heavy heart has been set free.

    Liked by 31 people

    • Wilbur looks like a frail, old man…..until his mouth opens. And then he moves mountains. Yes, I love the guy too.

      Liked by 19 people

    • usayes says:

      Sec Ross is a perfect example of someone who illustrates that you do not become a billionaire without extraordinary intellectual chops. I work with NAFTA and Sec Ross can get down in the NAFTA weeds with the best of them — he (along with our wonderful USTR Lighthizer) will improve the agreement 1000 fold – am so absolutely sure of that!

      Liked by 18 people

      • aqua says:

        Ross and Rex and the others in this brilliant bunch are as hard-working as our President – they have much in common, don’t they? And a tiny point..I simply loved seeing that Wilbur was at the last rally, He may have been at others, too. This impresses me no end.


    • Carolina Kat says:

      Thank you for admitting that. I too have an overwrought fondness for this man I’ve never personally met. He strikes the comfort chord in me that lowers my fears almost instantly when he speaks, like the perfect resonance of a tuning fork. He hits the competence key in perfect tune.

      I just adore his interviews, I start to smile when I see him take a deep ponderous breath as if to say “let me say this slowly so that even members of the media can understand”. No matter how they shout and talk over him, he just keeps moving forward with his remarks, never raising his voice. That really drives them around the bend.


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      • SpanglishKC says:

        For some reason this portion of an interview our wolverine did with Jake Tapper stuck with me from a few months ago. Both for how W. R. responded to Jake the Snake and for the snake’s reaction.

        I queued it for those interested (god i hope it works). It’s just one minute long

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  11. MfM says:

    And Trump is doing it without a single Czar.

    Liked by 29 people

  12. Cee says:

    I have followed President Trump’s statements all day. SUNDANCE concludes everything with analytical, logistic thinking as we try to wrap our heads around all of the political nuances. I can’t understand this completely but I do know that our President has brass balls.

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  13. RC says:

    I dislike being a worrier, but that “clustering” of President Trump’s superb cabinet in Warsaw today, as he challenged Russia on multiple economic and military fronts, might not be prudent.

    In 2010 Poland’s leadership, traveling to a 1939 ambush site that launched WWII, was wiped out in an as yet poorly explained plane crash.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Oldschool says:

      I hear you RC. We have been waiting so long for an assembly of such fine men, finally working in the best interest of the US, at a time when we were just about to fall off that cliff, it is anxiety provoking to see them vulnerable halfway around the world. God protect them.

      Liked by 10 people

      • G. Combs says:

        Makes me very nervous having President Trump in that area. I do not trust the EU one little bit.

        Liked by 7 people

        • Abster says:

          The videos of the countless rioters make it appear very uncivilized-Ferguson like. I certainly hope all of the Presidents family and traveling party have the best security ever available. Those pictures are frightening. Trust no one.

          Liked by 7 people

          • Oldschool says:

            Agree abster, except for keith.

            Liked by 5 people

          • I understand from Rush’s comments today that the rioters are a rinse-and-repeat “show” that always takes place FAR from the events of the day that they were paid to protest.


            • Grandma Covfefe says:

              That’s good to know. But I want him home now–Merkel is sinister–like that evil emperor of Death Star. Shudder.

              Liked by 2 people

            • Alligator Gar says:

              The rioters physically blocked the intersections where the delegates were to travel. The police battled them away, but not before causing the Indonesian entourage inconvenience and slashing the Canadian delegation’s tires. These “black bloc” anarchists are seasoned warriors in the Soros ranks, they were burning down Seattle in the WTO talks in the ’90s.

              Do NOT underestimate your opponent. They injured over 100 Hamburg police officers in this nonsense. By contrast, only 30 rioters have been arrested. But, of course the rioter in chief decries the “excessive use of force” by the police on the poor little unarmed, innocent “protesters”.

              N.B.–Merkel purposefully chose to have this confab in Hamburg to “show the world how peaceful demonstrations are part of the process and nothing to be afraid of.” Epic. Fail.

              More sinisterly, however, it appears that she chose a city with a 200 year history of leftist anarchy and violence for this meeting simply to intimidate or to jeopardize the safety of the attendees. Knowing her Communist youth, her youthful STASI infatuation, etc., it seems at least plausible and the world knows that she loathes our President……But, then, what do I know? :/

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      • olderwiser21 says:

        It is anxiety provoking. Anyone see “London Has Fallen”? Exactly that scenario, unfortunately……


    • MaineCoon says:

      Wipe outs happen.

      Reminds me of the 1985 Delta crash in Dallas where lots of IBMers from the PC division died, including the father of the IBM PC. My sister worked in that division in Boca Raton at that time. It was devastating. Corporate policy changed.

      Then there was a 1962 plane crash killing 100+ Atlanta art patrons going to Paris.–politics/ajc-archives-atlanta-arts-patrons-die-1962-paris-plane-crash/2Ts3sCxLupBoBZry0IuqaK/

      I’ve know spouses not to travel on the same plane.

      With all the rioting in Hamburg, I want our President back here. Wish he weren’t going to France on the 14th.

      Liked by 3 people

  14. tomholsinger says:

    Russia’s GDP isn’t twice that of Switzerland’s. Wow.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Paul says:

    Could tnhis have an impact on draining the swamp? I believe it would .

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Publius2016 says:

    Russia must choose to continue as a command economy or join the West. It is a choice that The EU must make as well. China is moving its financial system around the globe. Whether this is for good or ill, the fact remains that their currency will flood the world and then who will rule. As President Trump said today, the benefits we enjoy in property and prosperity were hard fought and must be defended and renewed.

    Liked by 4 people

    • RC says:

      In 1992-93, on the fall of the Soviet Union, a new Russian economy was structured by two US economists, David Lipton and Jeffrey D. Sachs, both Harvard PhDs, who believed in “guided” economics and did nothing effective to stop the takeover of Russian industry by former Soviet Commissars.

      Russia, led by Vladimir Putin, has spent the last 20 years freeing itself of these Commissars — aka Oligarchs — an effort which cemented his hold over that nation. The greatest gift President Trump could give Vladimir Putin and Russia is a road map to dis-assemble the economic straightjacket fabricated by David Lipton and Jeffrey Sachs.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Putin – like most dictators – appears too insecure to risk having to contend with competing strongmen that an uncontrolled economy would cultivate, not to mention contending with the likes of President Trump on an even playing field.


  17. G. Combs says:

    Russia and Economics: A bit of random background I ran across during the ‘GoreBull Warming Wars’

    The Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) had at one point a CATO guy Andrei Illarionov who was the president at the time this was written in the Russian Times:

    […]The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory.

    Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports.

    Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.

    The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.

    The HadCRUT database includes specific stations providing incomplete data and highlighting the global-warming process, rather than stations facilitating uninterrupted observations.[…]

    Alternate Article written by Andrei Illarionov for CATO:

    The Bio says:
    “Andrei Illarionov is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. From 2000 to December 2005 he was the chief economic adviser of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Illarionov also served as the president’s personal representative in the G-8. He is one of Russia’s most forceful and articulate advocates of an open society and democratic capitalism and has been a long-time friend of the Cato Institute.
    (You can read his articles at CATO.)

    I find that encouraging for Russia’s move from Communism to a better system.

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  18. NJF says:

    Love the OP Sundance.

    Pena is sweating!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Pam says:

      And he should be. There is a new sheriff in town. 😉

      Liked by 3 people

      • mopar2016 says:

        Yeah there’s definitely a new sheriff in town. And this one isn’t trying to destroy America.
        El presedente Nieto is in a hard spot. He’s caught between his affiliation with the Juarez drug cartel, the Los Zetas drug cartel, and a real American president.
        Mexico is the second most dangerous country on the globe, right after Syria.
        NAFTA is going to be renegotiated and Mexico and other countries are going to take back their invaders weather they like it or not.

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  19. Gmandet17 says:

    I am considered a SME in my area of employment, and from my humble observations over the last 35 years, the end-game is common sense – if you have it, and see it, things work out – without it, you’re like lost, drifting, floating, wait, what were we discussing, huh? Then THEY wake up demanding things that have not been earned.

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  20. lfhbrave says:

    “…what it looks like when nations look out for their own unique economic best interests, and actually strive to achieve them.”
    “Economic competition is what drives each nation to excel and innovate.”

    This sounds like The Fable of the Bees playing out on a global scale: National Vices, Global Benefits.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. wolfmoon1776 says:

    More SMEs in agreement with SD’s reading of Nork/China issue:

    Liked by 6 people

    • Coldeadhands says:

      It’s been a tradition that China, Russia, and Norks each try to find ways to intimidate new US Presidents. We’re seeing that on steroids. Russia and China colluding to enable Norks to entirely destabilize global equilibrium. Then China and Russia take the hindmost.
      I don’t think any of them got the memo about PDJT.

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  22. fleporeblog says:

    Just seeing our President’s excitement the past three times he recently meet with world leaders tells me that our President is so proud and excited about our Energy Revolution. With President Modi of India, our President said that all that is left is negotiating a price for our LNG before signing a finalized contract. In his meeting with President Moon of South Korea, our President congratulated them for purchasing $15 billion dollars worth of LNG. In his meeting today with the President of Poland and the President of Croatia, once again he was proud to announce our first shipment of LNG to Poland and the fact the President of Croatia is building a LNG pipeline on one of their islands. He even told the President of Poland during the joint conference that the two of them can step away and within 15 minutes have a signed contract.

    The President of Poland discussed the 40 million cubic metric of energy that is needed by the 11 Eastern European nations each year and how much the US can produce a day. Our President promised them they never have to be forced into agreements out of fear of whether they will receive the required energy to power and heat their countries. Those 11 countries will purchase much of their energy needs from us because it will be a big FU to Russia but also an incredible assurance that the US won’t allow anyone to mess with them.

    Merkel and the socialist countries are disgusted by our new found wealth. The Paris Accord was suppose to destroy us once and for all. That was the ultimate plan. However, our President told them all what they can do with that Accord. Now, the ramifications are coming home to roost. Our President will destroy these bastards because they conspired with our former moron to destroy us. MAGA has been taken to a whole new level for our President. He is absolutely loving his new toy meaning that the rest of the world will pay for what they have done to us!

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  23. scott467 says:

    Pena Nieto will also talk about the rights of Mexican migrants in the United States, the ministry said.”


    And when that Mexican presumes to tell our President about the ‘rights’ of Mexican nationals in OUR COUNTRY, that is President Trump’s cue to grab Nieto by the back of his pants and the back of his collar and throw him out the door.


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  24. Keln says:

    SME…a term I hope to never hear again as I attempt to enter completely private life. I’m sure President Trump’s SMEs are actual experts, but routinely, in government and military, you can find yourself appointed a SME by virtue of there being nobody else available. And it can be a painful experience.

    Of course that highlight’s the point even more. President Trump actually got real experts to enter his cabinet. I don’t know if he promised them real estate on Mars or what, but I don’t care. These guys are real masters of their profession, unlike the usual political hacks that are hired and with a wave of the government wand deemed “SME”.

    When it comes to economic matters, I am far from a smee, so I’m wondering about the latest claims by the usual “concerned” that the Fed is going to start cranking up interest rates and calling in trillions in debt from bonds in an effort to undermine and “crash” the economy under Trump…basically reversing their actions to prop up Obama. Is this true? And if so, how does Trump counter it?

    Personally, I can’t believe the traditional power class is going to rely on a prone-to-failure mob of self-wound-inflicting media and SJW warriors to bring down the President. They have to have more cards to play in their corrupted deck.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Keeping interest rates low is not necessarily a good thing.

      Think about it…
      Banks are less inclined to make loans…if they aren’t making very much off of their money.

      So a rise in interest rates would stimulate growth, because lenders would be more eager to make loans.

      If Yeltsin goes hog-ass wild and starts running up the interest rates in an irrational way…it will give Pres Trump the perfect excuse to call for her resignation.

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        President Trump’s admin is building a firewall between the American people and the Big Banks. The banks have been playing derivatives again, and this time when they fall watch President Trump to handle it much differently than Bush or Obama.

        That’s the reason Dodd Frank changes were so necessary for smaller banks. We will have community banks and credit unions handling the average American’s money and our small businesses. Middle class will survive just fine. Keeping it local.

        Already in a Credit Union. Let the globalists play their last hand.

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      • Interesting MEGA factors coming into play.

        What happens to interest rates, lending and investment when $2+ Trillion of unrepatriated profits flow back into America following Tax Reform?

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    • SpanglishKC says:


      Our sledgehammer, his Excellency has picked wildly succesful people who need absolutely nothing. Most are advanced in age and have nothing left to accomplish except for some “wanting to give back” others wanting to cement their legacy (and I am OK with that) and help America. God bless them and keep them strong and healthy for the next decade at least.

      I for one have NO DOUBT G_d has NOT given up on America. I mean come one… The right people at the right time, “discovery” of massive energy resources, the internet and its value in the pursuit of Truth, CTH, the Three Seas Initiative, the GCC’s partnering with Trump and on and on. THIS IS NO COINCIDENCE

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  25. ALEX says:

    I was thinking about the cabinet when it was coming together and it struck me how SME it was. It’s the best in my almost fifty or so years ….Energy is one thing that can drive our GDP as we build a manufacturing base and Sundance has pointed out this connection in other articles…

    I don’t think I am being a homer when I say I like every pick…You can see very clearly the President is going to invoke a National Security clause in fields like steel and aluminum etc as we wisely spend on infrastructure and build up our Made in America…

    Keep up the great work Sundance…I find 90% of the news unwatchable and enjoy sober articles on complex subjects…Great things are happening and our President is like a kid in a candy store..Going to watch the Poland speech again now…MAGA

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  26. golfmann says:

    `Love that bottom picture… 🙂

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  27. Carolina Kat says:

    Nieto is going to discuss human rights of their invaders. President Trump is going to issue a bill for The Wall.

    Liked by 4 people

  28. US says:

    It is all economics. Four trillion were added to the stock market since President Donald Trump’s election. Now I enjoy opening my 401k. Trump is good for America.

    Liked by 5 people

  29. wheatietoo says:

    I love how Sec Wilbur Ross is sitting in that group picture at the President’s speech today.
    He is such a treasure.

    Over the years, whenever I would see him make a rare appearance on one of the Business Shows…he was always treated with reverence.
    Whenever Wilbur Ross spoke, it was like time stopped.
    Everyone took notice.

    Early last year, when the Primaries were starting, Wilbur Ross was on one of those shows…Varney, I think…and he was asked about the election.
    Wilbur got a twinkle in his eye.

    With a sly smile, as though he were privy to some private joke, he said something like:
    “Those who underestimate Donald Trump, do so at their own peril.”
    Then he grinned real big, as though to say ‘That’s all I’m going to say about it’.

    So I was thrilled when Pres-elect Trump announced that Wilbur Ross would be joining him as his Commerce Secretary.
    I don’t think that Mr. Ross would have taken the job for anyone else.

    Ross is not just a SME…he is a Multi-SME.
    And like Our President, he knows that everything is connected.

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    • SpanglishKC says:

      That’s a great story you share thanks. I need to find it on youtube somehow and see it for myself.

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    • SpanglishKC says:


      But… I did come across this for those interested. I had not seen this. Varney & Co is not on my regular watch list. Wilbur offers tremendous personal insight into the true character of his Excellency. Character matters. Fascinating. If you have 40 seconds and have not seen it, its a fall 2016 interview I believe…

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Wheatie, I took notice of Wilbur on the business shows, too. He has such a way about him. He speaks and makes things understandable. And I noticed when he talked about Trump, and the way he spoke about him, and it made me wonder.

      I am thrilled he is working for us. Like you, I don’t think he would have taken this on for just anyone. He and PDJT had a vision of what could be, and I think at this stage of life he thought it would be a great thing to do.

      So grateful for him, and PDJT, and the rest.

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  30. WSB says:

    It seems so extraordinary that our Federal government and diplomats, with our massive economic leverage, have allowed the US to be walked over the coals for years.

    Saudi Arabia is just one example on that graph. Pip-squeaks like OPEC have been screwing us for years, and we have done NOTHING!

    Makes my blood boil, knowing the amount of work and strife we have all been going through. Especially since we no longer are able to juggle a family with a single breadwinner. We now have at least two generations of latch-key kids who are clueless and a lot of exhaustion.

    Godspeed, President Trump. I have had faith in you since making the Wollman Rink whole. I know of no other human being who could even come close to saving the US as you have, even at this early moment.


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  31. Sundance, you’ve again outdone yourself with the clarity of your BREAKTHROUGH INSIGHTS:

    “The scale of market freedom, in direct proportion to the wealth of the individual within each nation, is the one constant in an ever changing universe.”

    [The INSIGHT that Market Freedom from Government Interference is the BEST multiplier of the Wealth of Nations, and that Fundamentally Transforming America – at TRUMP SPEED that no other nation could approach – BACK to our Small-Government roots could create a SUSTAINABLE Economic Advantage for generations.]

    “This is the essential issue with global trade agreements which seek to enjoin free/fair market nations within larger trade deals that also encompass more socialistic political forms of governance. It simply doesn’t work. Generally speaking the free/fair market nations get screwed because they are forced to acquiesce to the insufferable dictates -and rules- of the big government institutional nations. (TTIP and TPP examples)”

    [The IMPLICATION driving President Trump’s Economic Jujitsu to use the so-called “core strengths” of the Globalist, Communist and Socialist “CONTROLLING SYSTEMS” against them, by forming Economic-Defense Alliances with Free-Fair Market Nations – to Sustaionably MULTIPLY their collective Economic Strength and thereby Defense Capability at the expense of opposing CONSTRAINING COLLECTIVES.]

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  32. MaineCoon says:

    “When you understand the reason for China to be backhandedly positioning the DPRK, you begin to realize there is no fundamental reason to be overly concerned. It’s all about positioning for upcoming economic agreements.”

    Never would I have figured this out. So China is the brain behind DPRK’s actions.

    To their peril. They have no idea what President Trump is capable of.

    Hope P45 is making his China trip before the trade negotiations. Regardless, take a food taster.

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  33. treehouseron says:

    President Trump will tell Pena Nieto “Oh, yeah, we love our Mexican American immigrants. Oh, wait, wait, you mean the ones that are here Illegally? Oh, no they don’t have any rights. they have to go back.”

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  34. calbear84 says:

    Looks like we may see an economic re-alignment of the former EU based on those nations that prefer peace and prosperity (aka the Trump Doctrine) vs those that want to continue to suck the teat of the globalist / collectivist order.

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  35. carrierh says:

    Let’s face it, we have a president who can walk walls and miles around other so-called country leaders and he uses the art of the deal and wins. By the way, migrants are illegals or better yet invaders on our soil and HAVE NO RIGHTS so nothing to discuss here. We are deporting them and many, thank goodness, have and are packing up to leave. Jolly good of them by saving us money on deporting them. However, remember that all illegals/invaders on our soil have already created a crime and hence again have no rights except the right to leave on their own or otherwise be deported down to the 4th or 5th generations whether from Mexico, El Salvador, India, Pakistan, you name it. CIAO! we owe you nothing and nothing is what you are and will get.

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  36. cdnintx says:

    I read that Pres. Abe just made a tentative deal for free trade with the EU? Can someone enlighten me on how that may affect USA/Japan relations? Thank you.


  37. shadowcole says:

    My prayer nightly for President Trump;
    Dear Lord,
    Please keep your hedge of protection around our President Trump and lead him in a peaceful direction. Give him the wisdom to fire those who aren’t fulfilling their duty and bring to him those who have your interests at heart. Please protect him from evil/harm and keep his family and his protectors safe. I ask this in your name Dear Lord, Amen.


  38. JBrickley says:

    China is the only real threat on that economic list. Guess how that came about? Well it was we the USA that did that. Nixon got them to open up and Capitalism got a foothold. Shanghai and Hong Kong were already established under British rule and both are booming like Seoul Korea. Both went back to Chinese control and there is definite resistance to Beijing in those cities.

    Now China is buying up Hollywood and hotels and lots of other property in the USA. They are emboldened all around the world. Africa, the South China Sea, etc. Time to take them down a notch and this North Korea conflict is providing the opportunity. So is America First policies.

    China has built entire cities with complete and ready infrastructure but no one lives there. They have built entire seaports and airports also completely empty. They keep building because it keeps things going. That is until the money dries up. Already they are running one heck of an economic bubble sustained by American dollars and unfair trade. Without that, it all comes crumbling down.

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  39. Doug says:

    the comments on north korea make so much sense… it also seems china has discussed this with russia as a tool of leverage as well.. china will buy plenty of russian gas and oil if russia states support for china against us war exercises in the area.


  40. id very much love to see the graph of how the 3 political categories line up economically!~–a picture is worth a thousand words—-and such a graphical analysis would be extremely useful!!


  41. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    As regards the failure to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, I just do not buy the “if we did, it would be a recruitment tool for them” reasoning. Following that logic, we should have soft-pedaled the Cold War. Of course, had we done so, we would still be fighting it.


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