So you know, the percentage of the European population that’s still sane (and that’s an ever dwindling number apparently) would have really appreciated it if Trump would have just been satisfied with the damage he’s already done rather than piling it on by dispatching Peter Navarro to weigh in on the legitimacy of the common currency.
I’m not into hero worship. You might say that this is one time where I agree with Donald Trump who, when asked about heroes last month, hilariously said the following: “I don’t like the concept of heroes. The concept of heroes is never great.”
But as far as markets are concerned, the new administration’s FX policy is just as crazy. In fact, that statement is itself crazy. That is, the fact that the new administration has a discernible “FX policy” is nuts. And this isn’t some “well it would be nice if…” kind of thing.
One wonders if Navarro’s comments might just reflect the political biases of Steve Bannon, whose Breitbart News has been fanning the populist flames in Europe for years in an apparent effort to bolster the prospects of nationalist politicians in France, the Netherlands, and yes, Germany.