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Great Again

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Trump's jackboots are leaving Portland, Oregon and the state is deploying State Police officers to replace them according to statements from DHS and Governor Kate Brown.

Meanwhile, German health officials say that while a coronavirus vaccine may be approved later this year or early next year, they don't expect it will be widely available to everyone until the summer of 2021.

Finally, Trump is further crippling the World Trade Organization by blocking the appointment of a new director.

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) - World Trade Organization members are likely to refrain from appointing an interim director-general to succeed Roberto Azevedo when he steps down at the end of August, two sources following the process said on Wednesday, after Washington’s insistence on a U.S. candidate caused a deadlock.

Under the new proposal, instead of appointing one of four deputies to serve as interim chief until Azevedo’s replacement is chosen later this year, those officials, from the United States, China, Germany and Nigeria, would keep their current responsibilities.

“The U.S. is insisting on an American, but China and Europe put the brakes on that,” said a former WTO official familiar with the current process.

This comes in addition to Trump blocking the WTO's appellate court from adding any new judges, a move that has resulted in the EU setting up their own alternative enforcement body.

  • Aynwrong

    It’s so repulsive that the governor had to negotiate with this junta like administration to get the near literal Gestapo off it’s streets but if it works, it works. At least it helps keep people safer for now. I am afraid that in the future in a Biden administration (God willing…) it will be used as a way to legitimize what Trump did here and make investigating Trump and his actions more difficult. Mind you, that assumes that Dems will have the gall to investigate at all. I have my doubts.

    I have far more trust in the officials of the German government then in my own. As an American, I am saddened by this.