by Noel Ignatiev
- Trump represents a greater danger to the domination of neoliberal global capital than Sanders did, and its representatives are coming to appreciate that.
- Notwithstanding the sentiments of many participants, the “Women’s March” and the subsequent demonstrations against Trump’s executive order barring green-card holders from returning are not the start of a mass popular upsurge against reaction but an effort of neoliberals to overturn the last election and regain what they lost, by moving from the ballot box to the streets.
- Trump’s executive order was a maneuver to solidify his base and test which sectors of the state and civil society he can rely on for support. His partial retreat following the federal judge’s ruling was not a victory for the “resistance” but part of the maneuver.
- Trump’s adding Bannon to the National Security Council and removing military and security personnel was aimed at preventing a possible coup against him.