The Trouble with Trump!

President Trump is going to be investigated for possible obstruction of justice. This action is being undertaken by a counsel considering Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. A report by The Washington Post prompted action against the President. The investigation is going to be overseen by Robert Mueller. In July 2001, President Bush nominated Mueller to replace the outgoing FBI Director (washingtonpost).

President Trump tweeted, “They made a phony collusion with the Russians, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice.” That was unwise. And Mueller and his colleagues would never be foolish enough to do something like that.

The action taken by Robert Mueller was likely spurred by the Presidents attempt to encourage the former FBI director James Comey to drop the investigation of the ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and his subsequent firing of Comey.

“Donald” means “Ruler of the world.” Trumps eldest son is Donald Trump the second. But there is more. Trump’s youngest sons name is Barron. The name refers to an aristocrat. It means “noble warrior.” According to reports it is Donald Trump’s favorite name. Is there anything that would suggest that Trump will end up ruling the world? He might have ambitions to that end.

President Trump – at the writing of this article – has been President for 148 days. Already he has had a tremendous effect on a good part of the world. We are going to look at that. And the President has raised people’s awareness of just how fragile and vulnerable America’s constitutional freedoms can be.


The effect Trump has is that he has given new life into the American left. They’re criticizing more vehemently and effectively than at any time in recent history. Inspired by their disgust with Trump, millions of Americans have taken to the streets to protest. The American Jewish community has been stunned to the core. They are reacting negatively to Trump. Amazingly at the same time the President has won the respect and support of Israel. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is allied with Trump.

The President has tried to block Muslim Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Despite the US courts blocking Trump’s earlier weaker executive orders he will take the original “tougher version” to the Supreme Court. Imagine how those countries are affected. Think of those people who have recently travelled to one of those countries to work, gone on holidays or have already been approved for immigration. Six Muslim political states are affected.

Now the G7 leaders: When they arrived in Sicily, they began to realize that they weren’t there to get to know each other or to consult. President Trump was not concerned with those things. The idyllic town of Taormina braced for Trump's first full international summit. Media came from all over the world. They were waiting to see what the predictably unpredictable President would do. They were not disappointed. He criticized them the other six summit members for not honoring aid promises to fight poverty in West Africa's poorest regions. To top it off, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters, “There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not.”

Moving on: Trump’s lack of foreign policy experience gave many Chinese analysts the false impression that he might confine his tough rhetoric to economic issues. They thought the President would ignore long-standing bitter political disputes between the two countries. But Trump has proven to be more volatile than expected. His with his frequent outbursts against China on the campaign trail and his Twitter postings took the Chinese by surprise.


The Presidents neighbors to the South are affected by his rhetoric. The economies of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras have been negatively affected.

Some of Trump’s economic manifesto has been hazy but his attitude to China could not have been clearer. He accused China of devaluing the yuan during the presidential debate giving China an unfair financial advantage. He instructed his Treasury secretary to label China a currency manipulator. Trump intended to bring incidents against Beijing to the World Trade Organization. The US trade policy could result in a marked slowdown in China’s economic growth and result in loss of manufacturing jobs.

It’s yet to be seen whether there will be a Trans-Pacific Partnership under a Trump presidency. All the signs are that countries such as South Korea and Taiwan will be subject to the same protectionist strictures as Mexico and China.

This would result in slower growth across Asia as exports and investment weaken. For twenty-five years Japan remains on the brink of deflation. It appears to be most at risk. But Japan is not alone in their anxiety over the impact of Donald Trump. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, includes trade agreements between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.

There are also economic and financial implications for Europe. Like Asia, the Eurozone is heavily reliant on exports as a source of growth. These could be affected in two ways: 1) a restrictive US trade regime and 2) a weaker dollar which drives up the euro on foreign exchanges.

Some of the most immediate risk comes from Trump’s impact on a global faltering trade. He has promised to tear up existing trade deals and abandon ones in the works. That includes the Trans Pacific Partnership, a massive trade deal between the United States and eleven other Pacific nations. If the businessman turned soon-to-be commander in chief keeps his campaign promises, steep tariffs on Chinese and Mexican goods are coming. That would likely result in a trade war as those countries slap similar penalties on American goods.


President Donald Trump made his first foreign trip to the holy sites of Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths. The trip, according to Trump press secretary Sean Spicer, is to broadcast a message of unity to the three monotheistic Eastern faiths. Spicer said, “This trip is truly historic.”  

Looking at these the three areas referred to above – political, economic and religious – we can all see that King Donald has extended a both positive and negative influence over the world.


There are only two individuals that can reach the point where they will rule the world, the Anti-Christ and the Lord Jesus.

In his apocalyptic vision in the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John sees the “beast,” also called the Antichrist, rising out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns (Revelation 13:1). Combining this vision with Daniel’s similar one, a world system will be inaugurated by the beast, the most powerful “horn” – the Antichrist – will begin to wage war against Christians (Daniel 7:16-24).

Then the Lord Jesus will come for his own. The Bible says, “... The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).    
Then Jesus goes to battle, “... The LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south” (Zechariah 14:3-4).
When the battle is won the Lord Jesus will reign on the earth. The angel Gabriel said to Mary his mother, He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end” (Luke 1:32-33).


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