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I wish that headline was clickbait, but it’s not. The Russians and Chinese governments have now met to both announce their solidarity with one another and inform “western powers” that their militaries are close.

The news seems to be focused on Trumps decision to put troops on the border until his wall is built. We’re going to discuss that as well, but I think the major news story is the new political alliances that are forming as America moves quickly towards nationalism.

This new deepening of ties between Russia and China is a direct result of Trump’s actions against China and NATOs actions along the Russian border.

Is Trump playing a Regan era game that will end with a stronger America or is he setting us on a course toward another world war? I don’t know. But I don’t think this will end the way Trump wants.

Jason

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