Trump’s Reckless and Dangerous Plan to Abandon Values in U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the Oval Office at the White House, Washington, Jan. 28, 2017 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the Oval Office at the White House, Washington, Jan. 28, 2017 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).

U.S. President Donald Trump indicated what he really thinks about democracy in his address to a joint session of Congress late last month, and he did so without ever uttering the actual word. As his administration leaked details about his budget, including plans to raise defense spending by 10 percent and slash funding for the State Department and foreign aid, Trump pronounced that “Free nations are the best vehicle for expressing the will of the people—and America respects the right of all nations to chart their own path. My job is not to represent the world. My job is to […]

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