Monday, March 18, 2019

President Trump's Remarkable Weekend

The commander-in-chief
This past weekend, The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. military is crafting plans to keep nearly 1,000 forces in Syria. "[A] shift that comes three months after President Trump ordered a complete withdrawal and is far more than the White House originally intended to keep."

Here's WSJ with the backstory:
Faced with pressure from all sides, Mr. Trump scrapped his original withdrawal order in February and decided to keep some U.S. troops in Syria.
The White House said then that the U.S. would keep 200 peacekeepers for a period of time. Administration officials said soon after that the number actually would be closer to 400, and that half of them would remain at a base in southern Syria that serves as an unofficial outpost meant to complicate Iran’s efforts to shuttle weapons to its Hezbollah allies in Lebanon.
This news comes on the heels of what appears to have been a sabotaged summit in Vietnam between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung-un.

Is it not clear that the bloodthirsty neocons are in charge?

Trump doesn't have the intellectual skill to battle the neocons, political opportunists and media apologists for the Deep State--and it is making the world a very dangerous place.

Tulsi Gabbard understands what is going on.

On the domestic front, Trump launched a bizarre tweet against GM, breaking every rule of free market economic policy:
In a free market, there is absolutely no role for the president of a country in the decisions of private businesses on how they should run their firms or what they should do with their assets. Trump's actions are almost economic fascism by tweet.

In short, this weekend shows, once again, that we have a president who is intimidated by warhawks when it comes to foreign policy and on the domestic front appears to have the economic understanding of a guy whose father paid to get him admitted to Wharton, and then cruised on the Gentleman's C.

A 1909 verse composed by Judge Robert Grant for a Boston Harvard Club smoker sets the likely Trump Wharton education:
The able-bodied C man! He sails swimmingly along.
His philosophy is rosy as a skylark’s matin song.
The light of his ambition is respectably to pass
I don't believe there is a poem "The C Man Does the White House." We are on our own and things don't look good. In the background are chants from the politically correct crowd, the socialists and the MMTers--and Jay Powell (another Gentlemen C man?) is at the Fed controlled by, brace yourselves, Steve Mnuchin.

The republic has turned into a Dali painting.

Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of and Target Liberty. He also writes EPJ Daily Alert and is author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank and most recently Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics and on LinkedIn. His youtube series is here: Robert Wenzel Talks Economics. More about Wenzel here.


  1. In all fairness any other man would have crumbled under the pressure long ago.

    1. if you believe that you can simply stroll into the White House without someone very powerful clearing your path

  2. $50 billion says Trump should liquidate Zombie GM. I want my reparations!