"US Trade Rep Lighthizer Saw Little Progress In Last Week's China Trade Talks"Ironically, I mentioned to a client just yesterday that Lighthizer is a real risk at this critical juncture. Not that the gentleman doesn't mean what he's saying, it's just that per the comment I made on January 2nd (repeated below), by his own admission he is woefully ill-equipped for the task he's been assigned to:
In a hearing on Capitol Hill where he was asked to articulate the White House's intentions on trade, he found himself needing to confess the following:
"I'm not an economist, I'm an attorney."
Need I say more?