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    Be it China, India, Germany, France, etcetera, for nation states “protectionism” and “nationalism” are at the heart of political and economic policy (GPF, 2018); your statement “In oblique but unmistakable references to the anti-globalist protectionism demonstrated in the rhetoric and actions of U.S. President Donald J. Trump” suggests naïveté on the part of the author(s) concerning geopolitics.

    Trump, the medias whipping boy, just “ain’t” that significant when you compare him to world leaders with true iron fisted power (e.g., Putin, Xi) or even strongman Duterte; even Trudeau has fewer checks & balances on his power.

    WikiTribune appears to be taking the classic road to journalism, some parts truth and some parts fiction, differing from the tabloids only by degree, always in need of a catchy headline.

    How about keeping to the WikiTribune mantra of “evidence based journalism”, and skip the Trump histrionics.

    What the world needs is a newspaper with a NPV (see Wales); while the media is all over the most recent Trump Tweet like flys on feces I just want the evidence based facts.

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      Thanks. Every single speaker who is addressing this issue is either directly or implicitly referring to the agenda pursued by Mr Trump. Today’s decision on appliances and solar is a case in point as would be the comments from the Administration regretting China’s admission to the WTO. The story is an accurate reflection of my taking the temperature at Davos. Were Putin and Duterte to be responsible for the largest economy in the world and the most important historic beacon of free trade and home of the Washington Consensus I imagine the would be referred to more clearly here. They’re also not coming, he is.

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