By Eric Bushell
After living through a year of confrontational statements from President Trump, I can understand why investors have tuned out from the daily Washington beat. It paid well to consider it all a distraction in 2017. That is no longer the case. With the loss of centrists from positions of power in the White House this Spring, more extreme voices have taken charge; and they are mobilizing policy that reflects their worldview. Trade barriers to satisfy populist electorates are only one dimension of the agenda.