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Trump’s approval ratings for handling the pandemic is 60 percent. He has temporarily halted stock market crash. 

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I've always been a big believer in Isolationism and though its had its boosters throughout American history, it is difficult to reconcile Isolationism with Capitalism.  In a perfect world I would be quite happy with a completely closed and self contained economy, but in a truly free society you cannot force businesses to only operate within political boundaries.  Every business wants to find new markets for their products and services (ie: exporting American oil) or a cheaper means of production of those goods and services (outsourcing to countries with cheap labor) in pursuit of greater market share and profit.  However, that pursuit by business ends up getting us involved in exactly the kinds of foreign entanglements that George Washington warned against in his farewell address: 

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The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connexion as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop.

If American oil wasn't traded as a global commodity, we would never have gotten involved with the Middle East, Iran or Iraq, 9/11 would likely never have happened, and we wouldn't be in Iraq or Afghanistan now.  If we manufactured the goods that we consume, COVID-19 may never have reached our shores, but again, in a free society you cannot tell ExxonMobil that they cannot sell oil or explore for oil outside of American borders, and you cannot tell Apple that they cannot manufacture their products in countries with cheap labor.  However, if this situation results in either companies themselves deciding that returning jobs and markets to the United States makes economic sense, then something good will have come of it.  

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58 minutes ago, Mink said:

Despite the President being under constant attack from the media and left wing anti Americans, he has done an incredible job! And the best is yet to come. Here's a list and it keeps getting longer . Can you imagine if they treated him fairly!

https://wsau.com/blogs/ben-armstrong-blog/20344/full-list-of-president-trumps-accomplishments/

many reasons why democrats hate him and all the never trumpets despise him ..

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