Greetings from Los Angeles, where the sun finally broke through this afternoon and your MM host is once again bringing you a special edition newsletter by the annual Milken Institute Global Conference, a gathering of more than 4,000 of a number of the splashiest names in politics, finance, and entertainment and sports. This year, POLITICO’s Zachary Warmbrodt is also on the scene to provide you the news and the juice\.
Ivanka Trump is here for lunch on Monday. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks Tuesday and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin schmoozed privately at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday and recorded a meeting with Fox’s Maria Bartiromo before his trip to Beijing on Monday to get the Most Recent form of China-U.S. trade talks (a hot topic here). A-Rod is again, seemingly unfazed by MM PED question to him last year\. (Great Mnuchin spotted-with picture below).
One topic bubbling around the personal celebrations, dinners and hall chatter at the Beverly Hilton and around town this season will probably be what the global elite must perform from the 2020 election. Feelings are usually warmer towards President Donald Trump and his government than in prior years. Major tax cuts, deregulation and 3.2% quarter GDP growth is going to do that. (More about that below).
But Trump’s trade and immigration policies (not forgetting Twitter tirades and attacks to the media ) still rankle a globalist course who might see a palatable and comfortable choice in preceding Vice President Joe Biden.