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    Personnel is policy

    WSJ notes that Tillerson, Mattis, Wilbur Ross, Kushner, and McMaster have moved the Trump Administration very much to center on the diplomatic front. The Iran agreement is intact, the summit with Xi went off without a hitch, things have cooled down with Mexico, Iraq was pulled out of the travel ban, we've got aircraft carriers moving towards North Korea, chumminess with Putin seems to be a thing of the past, and there's no embassy in Jerusalem (boo!).

    Notes that the most critical official of Russia and Putin is Tillerson. Maybe familiarity breeds contempt.

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    I guess there are benefits to having a president with no ideology and no shame about breaking a "campaign promise" or changing a position. So there will be no huge import tax on autos, or restrictions on Chinese imports, etc.?? What about domestic corporate taxes, will any of that really that change?? It makes you wonder about the Trump supporters on the domestic front: how long they are going to wait for a 1,000 mile wall or to see busloads of shamed illegals being evicted before they rebel against him.
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    Unlike the international sphere, Trump's thinking regarding domestic issues hasn't been that far off the Republican mainstream.

    Republicans want something done about immigration, want a wall, want lower corporate tax rates. Whether that happens depends on Congress, but Trump won't be changing his thinking.

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