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Donald Trump, man of steel

Daily Trump Tracker: The president’s got a new place to put American steel, and the Time 100 has a Trumpian flavour


 
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tours Staub Manufacturing Solutions in Dayton, Ohio on September 21, 2016. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tours Staub Manufacturing Solutions in Dayton, Ohio on September 21, 2016. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Real steel
The president is turning the clock back to 1962. A law from that year that lets the government clamp down on security-sensitive imports will reportedly be the means for sticking tariffs on steel. In a metaphor that could be read to suggest an Iron Man program is in the works, an administration official said the intent is to “put new American steel into the spine of this country.”

It’s Trump Time
Media watchers like to talk about how good the Era of Trump has been for CNN, but Time has gotten pretty good mileage out of the Donald, as well. The venerable weekly has had droopy Trump, flappy Trump, triumphant Trump, devily-y Trump, and even an allusion to Trump-as-puppet on its cover in recent months. And this year’s Time 100 basically wrote itself—whomever the subject, Trump was usually the subtext. Donald and Ivanka made the cut, of course, and the First Family set was rounded out by two paragraphs of pablum about Jared Kushner penned by Henry Kissinger. No cover this time, though.

Don’t Analyze This
Jeff Sessions thinks the current crop of federal bench-warmers paid a little too much attention in Psych 101 and not enough in law school. The attorney general complained today that judges are doing their best Freud impressions, psychoanalyzing instead of reading his executive orders for their legality.

Getting the band back together
Trump brings people together. Specifically, part-time musicians and full-time feud participants David Crosby and Graham Nash. The latter says he’d be willing to put aside their disagreements to focus on a collective distaste for the president. If that’s what it takes to get a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion, imagine what price the world is going to have to pay for another round of Pink Floyd.

Who moved my cheese (import quotas)?
Supply management ain’t going anywhere despite Trump’s recent complaints about our dairy dealings promises prime minister Justin Trudeau. The U.S. sends $400 million more of the white stuff and its spoiled variants above the 49th parallel than Canada does the other way, he points out. The PM also promised to explain NAFTA to the president.


 

Donald Trump, man of steel

  1. The main problem is that his mind (what there is of it) is made up and we will only succeed in confusing him with the facts.