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Trump's summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

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From Reuters

Trump's summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump didn’t make it to this week’s summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the city.

One prime minister warned that the trade war between Washington and Beijing could trigger a “domino effect” of protectionist steps by other countries. Another fretted that the international order could splinter into rival blocs.

“The most important and talked-about ... leader, President Trump, is the only one that did not turn up,” said Malcolm Cook, a senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore.

And yet, in Trump’s absence, countries from South to East Asia pressed on with forging multilateral ties on trade and investment among themselves, including with China.

COMMENT:-

It appears that Mr. Trump is going to be one of the most successful American Presidents in getting the nations of the world to unite in order to promote free trade.

At least that's one spin you can place on "The other countries of the world, seeing that America had become an unreliable trade partner that was led by a capricious and self-centred leader, got their acts together and established a different world trading pattern which - essentially - marginalized the United States of America in order to benefit the rest of the world. When the American President objected to this development, he was told to go and 'pound sand' (although not that polietly).".
 

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From Reuters

Trump's summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump didn’t make it to this week’s summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the city.

One prime minister warned that the trade war between Washington and Beijing could trigger a “domino effect” of protectionist steps by other countries. Another fretted that the international order could splinter into rival blocs.

“The most important and talked-about ... leader, President Trump, is the only one that did not turn up,” said Malcolm Cook, a senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore.

And yet, in Trump’s absence, countries from South to East Asia pressed on with forging multilateral ties on trade and investment among themselves, including with China.

COMMENT:-

It appears that Mr. Trump is going to be one of the most successful American Presidents in getting the nations of the world to unite in order to promote free trade.

At least that's one spin you can place on "The other countries of the world, seeing that America had become an unreliable trade partner that was led by a capricious and self-centred leader, got their acts together and established a different world trading pattern which - essentially - marginalized the United States of America in order to benefit the rest of the world. When the American President objected to this development, he was told to go and 'pound sand' (although not that polietly).".

nice that the world can learn to be more independent and work with other people aside from relying on us.

maybe soon we will pull our military out of much of the world and focus on our own broken system.

well done mr. president.
 
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