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Bob Lighthizer Would Be ‘Surprised’ If One Dinner With Xi Doesn’t Solve Highly Complex, Intractable Trade Dispute

"Our base case is that there will be no agreement."

"Our base case is that there will be no agreement."
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3 comments on “Bob Lighthizer Would Be ‘Surprised’ If One Dinner With Xi Doesn’t Solve Highly Complex, Intractable Trade Dispute

  1. Assuming they agree on a truce and buy time, what will happen? This is the real question. Slow grind up waiting for the next meeting or slow grind down dominated by pessimism? I believe markets will simply focus on sectors data (revenue growth, shipments, etc..) and will give up to play the expectations game.

  2. Trump did achieve what every narcissistic egomaniac seeks. All eyes are on him. He will proclaim some sort of “victory” regardless. If he still craves attention, he will prolonged the situation, which he created in the first place. The Administration could have focused and achieved the main goal of IP theft through other more diplomatic means. However, it would not have been as attention grabbing.

  3. You say “narcissistic egomaniac” whereas my Psychiatrist colleague says he’s more precisely a “narcissistic psychopath” but the U.S. Psychiatry Ass’n can’t publish such a diagnosis, since they haven’t done an in-person evaluation.

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