Washington Post

Global economy untilted by Trump

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President Donald Trump had been in the White House for just three weeks when the analysts at Fitch Ratings in London decided that he was a threat to the global economy.

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, factories worldwide were finally humming. But the president's repeated musings about a trade war with China, and perhaps Mexico and Canada, too, coupled with plans to limit immigration and shatter diplomatic norms, "raised the prospect of sudden, unanticipated changes in U.S. policies with potential global implications," James McCormack, Fitch's managing director for government debt, told investors...

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