The Economist Europe
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The impulsiveness and shallowness of America’s president threatens the economy as well as the rule of law: leader, page 7.
The administration’s economic strategy is good in parts, but unimaginative and incoherent, page 14.
Donald Trump promises expensive tax cuts, an investment boom and a smaller trade deficit. He can’t have all three, page 16.
JamesComeywas sacked as director of the FBI byDonald Trump, takingWashington, and MrComey, completely by surprise. MrTrump acted on the advice of the attorneygeneral, JeffSessions, who decided thatMrComey had botched the FBI’s probe into HillaryClinton’s private e-mails last year. At the time MrTrump had praised Mr Comey, but thatwas before he started investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Democrats, and others, called for the appointment ofa special prosecutor.
The newpresidentpromises reform from the centre. The challenge is immense, but he deserves to succeed.