There are reports from many/most of the gossip providers that indicate that our stable genius prznint, the living Temper Tantrum in Orange, is
getting ready to free us from all the winning, er, gonna bust us out of the World Trade Organization.
The WTO is a Clinton-era deal (uh-oh!) that supposedly regulates (uh-oh!) international trade, ensuring that trade between its 164 member nations flows “as smoothly, predictably, and freely as possible.”
So you can see why The Russian Usurper hates it to the core of his mango-hued being. And because he ran on dumping it in the 2016 Goat Rodeo, it remains on his to-do list.
According to Axios morning ALERT!, Comrade Trump has told the White House 100 times that he wants out of the WTO:
“We always get fucked by them [the W.T.O.] I don’t know why we’re in it. The W.T.O. is designed by the rest of the world to screw the United States.”
Perhaps foolishly, some of his staff have tried to explain how the WTO works, that it was actually mostly designed by the US, and that (oddly), the US has won nearly all the cases that have been brought against it. But you know:
- promises to Possum Hollar
The WTO is fucked.
Anyway, Axios tells us that Comrade Trumps economic advisers are treating the Orange Temper Tantrum as if he were rational:
The consequences of a U.S. withdrawal are so profound that, like Trump’s senior advisers, the trade community hasn’t seriously entertained the possibility that Trump would try to withdraw.
A top trade lawyer in Washington said: “We think he’s nuts, but not that nuts.”
Anyone wanna bet some Quatloos on how long that top trade lawyer holds that position? Vegas odds? Anyone? Anyone want to bet that the Orange Menace will go with his gut and blow up the world economy?
OK, don’t panic. After all, as Axios tells us: it would take an Act of Congress to pull out this treaty, as it is the law.
Sweet Jeebus, this Congress?