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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Trump's empty threat to stop buying Saudi oil: Kemp | Reuters

Trump's empty threat to stop buying Saudi oil: Kemp | Reuters:
"President-elect Donald Trump is very unlikely to restrict imports of crude oil from Saudi Arabia despite threats to do so issued during the election campaign.

Trump is first and foremost a showman and impresario rather than a policy wonk. Much of what he said on the campaign trail was intended to mobilize support rather than provide a detailed program for government.

The media "never takes (Trump) seriously but it always takes him literally. I think a lot of voters who vote for Trump take Trump seriously but not literally," as technology billionaire Peter Thiel observed in October."

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