Saturday, June 9, 2018

Isolationism will not make the United States Great Again.

The withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

The withdrawal of the Nuclear Deal with Iran.

Threatening to pull of N.A.F.T.A.

Ridiculing the G7 Nations and snubbing his nose at them by arriving late at the recent summit and leaving early.

These are all examples of President Trump pulling the United States away from multilateralism.

Does the President have a point in thinking the United States has been taken advantage of by our allies? Maybe but he is not going to get anywhere if he thinks he will be able to strike bilateral agreements with the nations he continually berates like Canada, Britain, France, and Germany. It is more than likely that they wait for a new President in 2021 or form a new alliance that leaves the United States out until a new President has to deal from weakness to get in.

The United States became the most powerful nation in the world, not by withdrawing from the world, but by shedding the outdated mode of isolationism and embracing internationalism.

President Trump will not make American Great Again by returning us to isolationism. The days of us retreating from the world are over. The country will not prosper this way.

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