President Trump’s Flying Circus

President Donald Trump’s ability to lose friends and influence for America seems endless. The once US-led Trans Pacific Partnership involving countries on both sides of that ocean may effectively be dead following the US withdrawal in January from the group it had struggled so hard to build. But in a gesture of what amounts to derision towards Trump, the remaining 11 members made it clear at a meeting in Hanoi on May 20 that they would continue to work towards a deal, albeit one needing substantial revision.

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