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Carrying the Lessons Learned About Trump Into 2019

Reva Goujon
VP of Global Analysis, Stratfor
Nov 30, 2018 | 00:02 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump greets French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Nov. 11, 2018, during commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

U.S. President Donald Trump greets French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Nov. 11 during commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Trump's willingness to take certain tactics to an extreme can put allies such as France in an awkward position as they try to balance among the United States, China and Russia.

(LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

As we close in on the end of 2018 and get ready to unveil our forecasts for 2019, now is as good a time as ever for some honest introspection. We know we're not the only ones out there who have been burned somewhere along the way in trying to read the tea leaves of U.S. President Donald Trump's presidency. But we now have nearly two years of the Trump administration on the examining table to sort and dissect. We emerge from this process more humbled and a bit battered, but also more enlightened. Here are just a few of the lessons we've learned that we intend to carry into the next year....

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