For all bad reasons, we cannot escape the conclusion that 2017 is the year of Trump because even as a negative power, the U.S. still sets the global agenda.
<i>The U.S. president was in Vietnam for the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, which he essentially wants to leave. Shinzo Abe’s Japan assumes leadership.</i>
It is strange to hear the slogan “America First” in Vietnam, and specifically in a place like Da Nang, which was devastated by the war. [Read more]
It is obvious that Washington thinks the effect of increasing and generating hard American power is worth any losses from abandoning international cooperation.
Decidedly, the world according to Donald Trump will not be an improvement.
We are looking at a budget that is, above all, profoundly antisocial and dominated by reactionary ideology.
Technically, Russia wanted a U.S. president like this one ... one who is clear and not prone to excessive political correctness.
We now know Trump is incapable of speaking like a president. And we doubt he is going to act like one.