President Trump gets something right
Trump generally screws things up, makes them worse, or creates whole new problems.
But like a broken clock, on a rare occasion he gets it right, and we should acknowledge him when he does.
This is one of those times.
Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call “the law of the jungle.’’
The United States, under a president who favors a go-it-alone approach to economics and diplomacy, appears to prefer it that way.
The terms of two of the last three judges on the WTO’s appellate body end Tuesday. Their departure will deprive the de facto Supreme Court of world trade of its ability to issue rulings.
Recall that this is the same extra-judicial court that multinational companies use to sue countries for doing stuff like trying to enforce labor laws and environmental protection regulations.
IOW, Trump just shut down Public Enemy #1 for leftists on roughly the 20th Anniversary of this.