The Trump regime is now contemplating a loophole through which companies can apply to use asbestos – a known carcinogen banned by most developed countries – in making adhesives, roofing material, floor tile, and other products.
What’s the justification for all of this? “The Administration’s agenda of deregulation is unleashing the … true potential of American businesses,” trumpets Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors in its 2018 economic report.
Translated: Cutting regulations means more corporate profits. More profits satisfies Trump’s donor class.