Ego Trip Trump Steers into Global Economy Collision Course

U.S. President Donald Trump is currently steering his country into economic isolation. Bodies like the IMF, the G-7 and the G-20 fear for the future of the global financial system. They want Germany to take on a stronger role in standing up to the Americans.
U.S. President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump

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IMF chief Christine Lagarde (left) speaks with Angela Merkel (right) at the Chancellery in Berlin.

IMF chief Christine Lagarde (left) speaks with Angela Merkel (right) at the Chancellery in Berlin.

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at a meeting of G-20 finance ministers in Baden-Baden

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at a meeting of G-20 finance ministers in Baden-Baden

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