Occam’s Analysis

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From Politico yesterday evening:

Trump’s new midterm threat: A trade war smacking voters: Market analysts, industry experts and economists warn the economic fallout of the president’s tariffs could peak around election time.

What does Putin want? What is Trump thinking? Is Trump a Russian asset doing Putin’s bidding? Is Trump just clueless?

The debate goes on. In an earlier post I cited one pundit who argues that Putin has switched and is now trying to help the Democrats win the midterm elections.

As I said, along with everyone else, I don’t know what the hell is going on. But maybe the most parsimonious explanation that best fits most of the relevant facts is that Trump is acting as Putin’s sock puppet in a giant conspiracy to destroy the Republican Party.