First it was a flying start but now it seems that the trend has reversed. The new President Donald Trump has been surrounded from all sides, overwhelmed by the mistakes of his collaborators – Michael Flynn was at best damn daring – and by the coordinated offensive led by mainstream media, stars and leaders of the technology sector.
Some openly hoped that Trump will resign or that he will be impeached. Worse, the threats against him and his wife Melania would outnumber those which targeted Barack Obama in his day. The continuation of such a deleterious context would inevitably damage the United States and its economy in the long run.
From a political viewpoint, the willingness to remove Trump from the White House – without judging its validity – is sowing the seeds of deep instability because according to data gleaned here and there, it appears that Trump voters will not let themselves be “robbed of their victory.” Sales of weapons that have already reached a new record high under Obama seem to increase unabated.
The potential for instability in the United States therefore really exists as widespread acrimony prevents any sound reflection and the distinction between fake and true. In such circumstances, “the silent majority” might well respond toughly to the anti-Trump “resistance”, thus polarizing America even more seriously.
In conclusion, the global economy will obviously suffer from the negative effects of an America in good economic shape but politically very damaged if the tension doesn’t de-escalate soon.