America Alone: One Year After Trump’s Triumph

President Donald Trump marked the one-year anniversary of his improbable electoral victory in the middle of a 12-day Asia trip —curiously far from home for an “America First” President. Even the trappings of a series of foreign State visits could not, however, hide the damage President Trump’s inward turning policies and politics are doing to vital U.S. economic and security interests on the global stage. To date, the most visible cornerstones of President Trump’s America First agenda have been swinging toward protectionism; aiming to reduce the immigrant population in the United States; and turning America’s back to literally the entire world on the existential challenge of climate change. All severely undermine U.S. influence and are rapidly yielding harmful America Alone […]

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