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*‘“It would be interesting to see to what degree the New York liberals
change Trump and to what degree Trump changes the New York liberals.”’* So
spoke Newt Gingrich and, no, he was not talking about liberals like Bernie
Sanders or Barbara Lee. He was talking about the social liberals who
populate Wall St. vs. the far right ideologues like Bannon who are so
influential on Wall St.

This comment comes from an extremely interesting article in the Washington
Post – one that’s more than worth reading in full. The article describes
the relationship between Bannon and Priebus, on one side and Gary Cohn,
Trump’s chief economics advisor and Dina Powell, Deputy National Security
Advisor. Both Cohn and Powell are former executives at Goldman Sachs, and
according to the article they are close to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross,
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. As
such, a tug of war is going on within Trump’s White House between this
group – representatives of finance capital – the right wing ideologues.

Behind that lies the struggle between the mainstream of the US capitalist
class and the far right ideologues, first and foremost over trade policy,
but also over issues such as the relationship with Russia, and domestic
policies like mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, the building of
The Wall, etc. In general, the mainstream capitalists wish that Trump would
cool it a little bit, but as the article says, “For the most part so far,
the ideologues are winning.”

See rest of article here:

John Reimann

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