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US allies are well aware that Trumpism is still alive

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by reedak, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. reedak

    reedak Well-Known Member

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    1. ....the specter of Trump is already haunting Biden's mission to reengage with the world and lead it once again. Traditional US allies who spent the past four years unable to establish stable relations with the White House are now wondering if they can take Biden at his word. They're well aware that Trumpism is still alive, and they wonder if, four years from now, a divided America may reelect him, or another America First president.

    ...other countries and organizations affected by the US' constant and sudden changes in foreign policy are now looking to rethink legislation and agreements to ensure progress in collaborative areas -- like development, counterterrorism and trade -- is not vulnerable to the whims of America's convulsive politics.

    A senior EU official working on foreign affairs and another European diplomat, who both spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity, said they were specifically concerned about Trump or former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo running and winning the presidency in 2024, fearing such an outcome could see a US return to isolationism.

    Rather than rebuilding the relationship that existed pre-Trump, they said, the EU's priority was to now build something more resistant to executive orders. The focus is on convincing US institutions that it's in their interest to be engaged with the wider world and promote Western democratic ideas....

    Biden has to walk a fine line of appearing to shirk the America First ideology to the rest of the world, while, at home, making Americans feel like he is indeed prioritizing them....

    Biden's posturing against China may not be as bombastic as Trump's, but it doesn't appear to be very different either. In an interview with the New York Times last year, he couldn't help but accidentally utter "America First" in his own remarks on China. It's a difficult phrase to avoid. "I want to make sure we're going to fight like hell by investing in America first," he said....

    Source: https://cnnphilippines.com/world/20...-Is-Back-America-First-haunted-100-days-.html

    2. US allies are well aware that Trumpism is still alive, and they wonder if, four years from now, a divided America may reelect Trump or another America First president. Even if the self-declared "Messiah" ex-president reunites with his supposedly Father in Heaven now, Trumpism will "live" for many decades to haunt America's foreign policy, particularly its China policy.

    In an interview with the New York Times last year, Biden couldn't help but accidentally utter "America First" in his own remarks on China. It's a difficult phrase to avoid. "I want to make sure we're going to fight like hell by investing in America first," he said.

    Yes, the current US "MCC King" (矇查查 MCC or "mong cha cha", a Hong Kong slang for "muddle-headed") will have to carefully consider when and how much to cooperate with China, as two-thirds of Americans have a negative view of the country, polling by the Pew Center for Research shows -- the worst level since the agency began taking the temperature on China in 2005.

    It is not surprising for the US "MCC King" to imitate his "conman" predecessor in order to appease the military, the ultra-nationalists, the Republicans and 72 million Trump voters. In particular, he tries to show them that he is "more Trump than Trump" in his policy towards China. Hence the lawless ex-president may warn his followers if he could run for president in 2024: "Vote the real Trump, not the pseudo-Trump, into the White House again. Always remember to buy real goods, not fake goods." :)
     
  2. Tinkerpeach

    Tinkerpeach Well-Known Member

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    God forbid they have to pay for things again. If I were them I would want the US to pay for their goodies also.

    We can just tax our rich people right?
     
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