I have been asking this question since the early days of Our Dear Leader’s presidency began…..and 580 something days into his presidency I still am asking the same damn question….there is no rhyme or reason to his so-called foreign policy.
As a person who has studied international relations I cannot find a path to his thinking globally…other than it is all about trade and making money.
During his candidacy I said that there were a few of his positions that I could support but since his election I have seen nothing hat I would deem as positive.
I have read a few pieces that try to help us understand Dear Leader and his thinking……
If you don’t happen to be part of Donald Trump’s base and you’re a member of the “fake media,” it’s a commonplace to assume that our president is a creature of impulse, a giant id with hardly rhyme, no less reason for what he does. News headlines and those of opinion columns tell the story: “Trump is incapable of seeing past his own ego”; “The Potemkin policies of Donald Trump, the simplest summary of White House economic policy to date is four words: there is no policy”; “World Leaders have figured it out: you can play America by playing Trump’s ego”; “Quick takes: ‘Trump is pure raging authoritarian id’”; “America must deal with Donald Trump, the first rogue president”; “Donald Trump is proving too stupid to be president.” Let me stop there, but believe me, I wouldn’t have to. And whether you’re of the left, the center, or (as in several cases above) the right, you would undoubtedly have a point if you had written such pieces, given the mad spectacle of these months. Still, it might be worth thinking of such headlines less as a commentary on that spectacle and far more as part of it. These days, reporters and pundits, addictively focused on The Donald, increasingly seem like but another part of the Trumpian id released upon the world.
About the only thing that is memorable is his rant on Twitter to Kim…his “Fire and Fury” rant….but is that a policy?
If you attach meaning to President Trump’s tweets, his foreign policy seems terrifyingly dramatic. One day it’s war with Iran, the next it’s peace. Ditto Korea.
At present there is no such thing as US foreign policy, at least not at the presidential level. Trump has no worldview and no principles — we know that.
He does have a couple of prejudices on matters such as trade and immigration but these have not yielded a consistent pattern of action. They just produce tirades.
I guess if the best your mind can handle is some silly slogan as policy then you need not worry…there will be enough slogans and insults to keep your applauding….but if like me you are concerned for our nation in the world then you will have noticed what I have noticed…..
Our Dear Leader is “Making American Weak”……a Defense journal has taking a look at the Trump foreign policy……
NATO leaders have a lot to worry about. The U.K. government is a Brexit hot mess. Germany’s Angela Merkel, who has been holding a unified Europe together on her shoulders like Atlas, may not be able to last much longer. Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been channeling his inner authoritarian, and he’s not the only one. And then there’s President Donald Trump. Never one for subtlety, Europe’s most important ally called nato obsolete, threatened to ignore America’s treaty defense commitments to nato members that don’t pay up, slapped tariffs on European aluminum and steel, and treated nato as an irritating layover on the way to his real destination: Helsinki, where he’ll be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. And that was before Trump actually touched down in Brussels and started berating European leaders face-to-face.
I am still looking for the one policy that will “Keep America Great”…….and I wait……
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