US President Donald Trump and wife Melania (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

VISIONS OF FARCES PAST AND PRESENT

Twenty years ago, the Pentagon released a new war-fighting strategy filled with management-speak and technobabble. It has not, to put it mildly, aged well.

“We’re gonna build a wall,” Trump declared. And they did, too… about as competently as everything else Trump has ever built.

How fondly I recall all those articles in the Financial Review two years ago about how brilliantly the US economy was performing under Trump. Too bad about the facts — especially the claim that company tax cuts would drive an investment boom.