As true swords of Damocles, American sanctions create a climate of uncertainty.
It would be a blessing ... if the U.S. could achieve stable economic growth through domestic structural reforms and technological advances.
Debt clearly now has a stranglehold on numerous companies.
Protectionism drives uncertainty, which discourages inherently elusive and reluctant investment.
In short, the U.S. economy is not thriving at the moment, and the public is not optimistic about the future.
Trump does not think like a president, he thinks instead like a speculator.