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Tri-Rift; Labor Waves

Tri-Rift President Donald Trump has ripped apart the trilateral EU-Japan-U.S. policy consortium and looks to increasingly target Europe with his bitterness. Yesterday he threatened reciprocity for Europe’s retaliatory duties against Harley Davidson, and the intent by Brussels to evade his sanctions on Iran will provoke further tirades. Trump sees Europe as fundamentally weak, both politically and economically, and he believes weakness is for exploitation. By contrast, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe has courted the Donald, even siding with him over Brussels on WTO reform and climate agenda. It would not surprise if he attempts to influence next month’s European Parliament elections. Those Americans upset about Russia’...

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