US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron during the G7 summit on August 26 in Biarritz, France. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted more criticism of Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, saying other G7 economies were “giddy” over their own low interest rates. Photo: APUS President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron during the G7 summit on August 26 in Biarritz, France. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted more criticism of Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, saying other G7 economies were “giddy” over their own low interest rates. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron during the G7 summit on August 26 in Biarritz, France. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted more criticism of Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, saying other G7 economies were “giddy” over their own low interest rates. Photo: AP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

For investors, Donald Trump’s tweets just sow confusion. In the trade war with China, they undermine his own position

  • The president’s Twitter missives make news, but their erratic musings also make for confusion about US policy direction
  • Even his negotiating partners in Beijing are starting to realise that such ramblings reveal he won’t honour any deal

US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron during the G7 summit on August 26 in Biarritz, France. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted more criticism of Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, saying other G7 economies were “giddy” over their own low interest rates. Photo: APUS President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron during the G7 summit on August 26 in Biarritz, France. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted more criticism of Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, saying other G7 economies were “giddy” over their own low interest rates. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron during the G7 summit on August 26 in Biarritz, France. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted more criticism of Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, saying other G7 economies were “giddy” over their own low interest rates. Photo: AP
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