A crazy day, turnabout of a Trump supporter, water cannons, a baby’s life, racial bias, pessimism in America

The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

Donald Trump’s arrival in France yesterday for the G-7 meeting highlighted a growing disconnect between world leaders and the increasingly unhinged U.S. president.  As his impulsive trade war with China escalates towards some foreseeable tragedy, central bankers are reaching the limit of their powers to contain his bull-in-a-China-shop approach to global economics and international relations.  At home, Trump’s madness has spurred a second Republican challenger to his reelection campaign;  and, it comes not from a moderate like Bill Weld who has already announced his candidacy, but from a far-right conservative firebrand who regrets enabling a president he now describes as a “child.”  Hong Kong police, under intense pressure from China, are using water cannons and other weapons against the massive pro-democracy protests which have been paralyzing the former British colony for weeks.  A six-month old baby migrant girl is in critical condition after being detained by…

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