The US president’s renowned ‘base’ will not tolerate many more job losses or fiscal blunders
It has been a difficult week for Donald Trump. A series of reverses at home was followed in short order by one of the US president’s least favourite things – obligatory participation in an international summit, namely this weekend’s G20 gathering in Buenos Aires, where he is not the sole focus of attention. Personal interaction with fellow national leaders who consider themselves his equals is an evidently problematic proposition.
Trump’s instinct is to dominate the room, push to the front and hold court as others dutifully listen. In policymaking terms, collaboration, co-operation and the very concept of multilateralism appear alien to him. When attending such meetings, Trump typically looks and behaves as though he would much rather be somewhere else, preferably on his golf course in New Jersey.
Trump’s vow to lead a national industrial revival was a gross deceit … his electoral base is paying the price of his vain pledges
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