By not worshiping globalism, Trump challenges the religion of the deep state elites and their media mouthpieces.
According to this epic-long New York Times piece, President Trump challenged the international system by merely disparaging a building. Apparently, unless you bestow unending flattery upon our allies, you are guilty of “insurgency.” Think about that. The New York Times calls the President an “insurgent”—as if he was rebelling against a transnational empire and wasn’t the chief executive of the only legitimate government of the United States.
In addition to not flattering our “allies”—or are they our bosses?—Trump is guilty of being too nice to the leaders of China and Russia, two nations that have the power to cause us serious problems in a war. Does the NYT want war?
Here’s the headline: “Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks with 70 Years of American Foreign Policy.”
On the long walk through the NATO building’s cathedral-like atrium, the president’s anger grew. He looked at the polished floors and shimmering glass walls with a property developer’s eye. (“It’s all glass,” he said later. “One bomb could take it out.”) By the time he reached an outdoor plaza where he was to speak to the other NATO leaders, Mr. Trump was fuming, according to two aides who were with him that day.
He was there to dedicate the building, but instead he took a shot at it.
“I never asked once what the new NATO headquarters cost,” Mr. Trump told the leaders, his voice thick with sarcasm. “I refuse to do that. But it is beautiful.” His visceral reaction to the $1.2 billion building, more than anything else, colored his first encounter with the alliance, aides said.
Nearly a year into his presidency, Mr. Trump remains an erratic, idiosyncratic leader on the global stage, an insurgent who attacks allies the United States has nurtured since World War II and who can seem more at home with America’s adversaries. His Twitter posts, delivered without warning or consultation, often make a mockery of his administration’s policies and subvert the messages his emissaries are trying to deliver abroad.
Mr. Trump has pulled out of trade and climate change agreements and denounced the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. He has broken with decades of American policy in the Middle East by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. And he has taunted Kim Jong-un of North Korea as “short and fat,” fanning fears of war on the peninsula.
He has assiduously cultivated President Xi Jinping of China and avoided criticizing President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia — leaders of the two countries that his own national security strategy calls the greatest geopolitical threats to America.
Notice that most of the changes they mention are items that Trump campaigned on. He kept his promises.
I don’t like some of the things Ben Shapiro praises Trump for and I appreciate Trump in other areas more than Shapiro does, but he is much more reasonable than the New York Times on Trump’s foreign policy.
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