The trade war with China is top strand in the White House soap | Larry Elliott

Donald Trump may be a ham actor but he’s got the whole world on tenterhooks now

Art is supposed to hold a mirror up to society but in the case of Donald Trump the opposite is the case. Current events in the White House increasingly mirror the soap opera of the West Wing only with a rightwing nationalist rather than a social democratic globalist at the helm.

As with the TV series, there are a number of interwoven plots. Is Trump involved in an attempt to smear the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos? Will the probing by the special counsel Robert Mueller lead to the president’s impeachment? Will the president’s battle with Congress over a wall along the border with Mexico lead to a second shutdown of the government?

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Source: The Guardian
The trade war with China is top strand in the White House soap | Larry Elliott