It has been quite a week!!
Our team was on the prowl in the aftermath of #MLKDay 2018 with this:
US Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona took to the US Senate Floor to denounce the President as there were a number of interesting headlines that were featured on the New York Times last week on the plight of the Democratic process, on Climate Change, the future and of course in the midst of it--companies still trying to survive:
As we reflected upon the headlines from last week, what we noted below from yesterday's New York Times was even more challenging to assess in light of the challenges with North Korea (although we are pleased to report that North and South Korea will field a joint team:
President Trump denied that he called Africa and Haiti "s...holes" as he professed that he was the least racist person he knows. Eric Trump went on Fox & Friends to say that the President only saw one color: Green. What was noted below was a sampling of the reaction to the President's Statement:
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” This country’s greatness and true genius lies in its diversity.— James Comey (@Comey) January 12, 2018
I’ve traveled and worked in Haiti, and across Africa and Central America. The countries the president described with his epithet do not exist. Some thoughts as we remember those lost in Haiti eight years ago today: https://t.co/iXJwEAo2f6— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) January 12, 2018
There is of course Iran--and what the President announced on it:
Trump's policy & today’s announcement amount to desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement, maliciously violating its paras 26, 28 & 29. JCPOA is not renegotiable: rather than repeating tired rhetoric, US must bring itself into full compliance -just like Iran.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 12, 2018
As our team assessed 2018 so far, what was reported by Government Executive was telling:
Federal employees overwhelmingly believe President Trump does not respect them, according to a new survey, and a plurality think he has negatively affected their agencies' missions.
To read the entire story, click here.
This is as there is a partial US Government shutdown looming as we will continue to assess it all. President Trump is slated to attend the World Economic Forum and our team at the Visions Property here in the Daily Outsider will be assessing it as we will be releasing a "Notation" shortly courtesy of the team at Bloomberg.