One side effect from Trump’s trade war could linger for years beyond his presidency

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s abrupt, erratic approach to trade, even when he does not follow through on the harshest protectionist threats, is already damaging faith in the global trading system.  “The Trump administration’s increased willingness to argue that conventional imports are a threat to national security  could have an adverse impact on the […]

Trump’s hard-line negotiation methods could be ruining the US’s reputation

Eric Schultz/AP President Donald Trump has long branded himself an expert negotiator.  Recent policy decisions, including his recent exit from planned talks with Kim Jong Un, have cast doubt on Trump’s ability to successfully deal with international actors.  Experts say Trump’s erratic ways are jeopardizing US credibility. President Donald Trump has long branded himself as […]

Putin blasted Trump’s trade fights without ever saying his name

Russian President Vladimir Putin heavily criticized the US’s recent protectionist trade policies during a speech in St. Petersburg, Russia. While Putin did not refer to President Donald Trump by name, the Russian president attacked recent tariffs and the increase in protectionism from the US. “We do not need trade wars or even temporary trade truces. […]

It doesn’t matter what happens if Trump’s Singapore meeting with Kim Jong Un goes ahead — the North Korean will have won

Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images Despite threatening to pull out of the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, North Korea craves the legitimacy the meeting would bring. Traveling by plane to a neutral destination away from the Korean Peninsula could show Kim as a competent world leader. That would […]

Trumps says he told his Commerce Department to lift a trade ban on Chinese phone company ZTE

REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Illustration/File Photo President Donald Trump has instructed his Commerce Department to help get a Chinese telecommunications company get “back into business” after the US government cut off access to its American suppliers. The US accused ZTE of misleading American regulators after it settled charges of violating sanctions against North Korea and Iran. As one […]

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dropped a cryptic hint about ‘large sums of money’ he claims flowed out of a Michael Cohen-linked shell company that received millions of dollars after Trump’s election

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Michael Avenatti, the Stormy Daniels attorney who published a damaging report this week showing Michael Cohen ran a shell company that took in millions of dollars from corporate entities after President Donald Trump’s election, dropped a cryptic hint about where some of that money may have gone. Avenatti, responding to attacks from […]

Europe must agree a common position to avoid Donald Trump’s tariffs

DIPLOMATS are racking up the air miles, but the prospect of trade war has not receded. Negotiations between American and Chinese representatives in Beijing ended on May 4th without agreement. Indeed, the two sides’ starting positions are so different that a mutually agreeable deal is hard to imagine. Talks will resume next week when Liu […]

Trump’s approval ratings get a positive bump as more Americans believe his approach to North Korea is working

Brynn Anderson/AP President Donald Trump’s approach in handling North Korea may be alleviating worries of a potential conflict. Fifty-one percent of Americans approve of Trump’s approach to the regime, up nine points from March and 17 points from January. Despite the historical circumstance of the planned meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong […]

Why the White House may favor Singapore as the venue for Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Ahn Young-joon/AP The White House is said to be eyeing Singapore as a potential location for a summit between US President Donald Trump and and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  Singapore, as well as the Peace House near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) along the border between North and South Korea, are among the locations being […]

A handful of Trump’s tweets might come back to haunt him in a one-on-one interview with Mueller

Reuters/Kevin Lamarque Special counsel Robert Mueller has taken an interest in some of President Donald Trump’s tweets. According to an outline of questions Mueller reportedly wants to ask Trump during a one-on-one interview, Mueller would query Trump on his tweets about the former FBI director James Comey, who he fired in May 2017. Mueller sent […]