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Trump’s foreign policy is dominated by his childish desire to ‘win’
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Trump’s foreign policy is dominated by his childish desire to ‘win’

Michael Fuchs argues that Trump's foreign policy is driven primarily by his desire to win rather than U.S. national interests.

Days after his party was dealt a blow in the midterm elections in the US, Donald Trump flew to France for the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war and took out his anger on one of his favorite targets – America’s allies. Trump got into a war of words with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and when world leaders paid their respects at the cemeteries of the fallen soldiers, Trump preferred to sulk in his hotel room rather than honor the fallen.

With the 2020 presidential campaign about to begin, Trump’s childish and dangerous foreign policy is only going to get worse.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow