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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:25 PM

BTRTN May 2019 Month in Review: Stuck Inside of No Deal with Those Endless Blues Again

Born to Run the Numbers provides its review of May, a month in which government seemed to finally grind to a halt or actively regress. So much for the "art of the deal..."

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2019/06/btrtn-may-2019-month-in-review-stuck.html

Excerpts:
"Is there absolutely anything associated with Trump’s Washington that is not completely stuck, or in reverse? When you consider the two major themes of the month – life in post-Mueller Washington and Trump’s foreign policy initiatives – there is no discernible sign of constructive movement, anywhere...
"The likelihood of significant legislation (e.g., infrastructure, drug prices) moving through Congress is, at this point, laughable. And the global scene is even more disturbing, with backsliding in every area of Trump focus: China, North Korea, Iran and Israel. Everything Trump touches overseas is destabilizing, and the potential consequences of an angry Trump are dire.
"But Mueller not only said nothing new, he indicated that was his last word on the subject – no questions, no congressional testimony, nothing. Another dead end in Washington, and with so much at stake, such a dense report to absorb, so much to clarify, with so little understanding, it is remarkable that Robert Mueller believes that his report is sufficient. Another “no deal” in a dead end town...
"What is going right for Trump? Just one thing: the economy. The latest GDP figures confirmed 3.1% growth in the first quarter, and the economy added 263,000 jobs. Why Trump does not just shut up about everything else and talk up the economy is beyond me..."

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