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Chicago think tank feels the effects of Trump White House

June 7th, 2017

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is hosting some 500 mayors and civic leaders from around the world this week for the Chicago Forum on Global cities. But the biggest draw might be Ivo Daalder, the Council’s president.

Ever since Donald Trump presidential win, Daalder has become a go-to expert to explain how the president’s political moves affect the world.

The Chicago Council’s phones ring off the hook with calls from media organizations around the world.

When Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris agreement on climate change, Daalder told the Washington Post that “Xi Jinping is sitting in Beijing and can’t believe what’s happening to him.” He said the United States’ retreat means there’s a likely “shift in global leadership, away from Washington and the United States toward Beijing and China.”

MSNBC, CNN, Financial Times and New York Times called to follow on climate change, too.

Read more in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

 

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