Under President Trump, we’ll enter an age of global confrontation | Timothy Garton Ash | Opinion | The Guardian

A narcissistic bully will face nationalist leaders just as dangerous. Prepare for a direct clash with China

No, I’m not predicting the third world war. But a 21st-century variant of the Cuban missile crisis? Entirely possible. So let’s have no illusions. Up on the magic mountain in Davos, Trump’s smooth-talking mouthpiece Anthony Scaramucci tries to persuade us that everything is going to be fine. He says “the path to globalism for the world is through the American worker” (unpick that if you can), and that Trump’s “disruptive change” is going to be “a positive thing in [our] lives”.

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Don’t be fooled; don’t be Scaramuccied. We are in for a dangerous, rough ride over the next few years, and we’d better be ready for it.

Under President Trump, we’ll enter an age of global confrontation | Timothy Garton Ash | Opinion | The Guardian