Wednesday, April 12, 2017

America First

At the Conservative Treehouse, Sundance writes,
...America-First is not about isolationism; it is about the smart use of America’s aggregate scale and influence to shape outcomes that benefit America First.

...President Trump is leveraging China toward successful objectives in both Syria and North Korea. In both instances, Russia and North Korea are more isolated. Additionally, in both of the key security interests of the United States, the use of this economic leverage means we do not have to involve our military.

The media are gleefully pointing out reversals or modifications of prior positions announced by the candidate, now President, Donald Trump. However, within each of these modified positions, there are enormous benefits to the America-First platform.

...In the last 24 hours:

♦ Russia said President Putin would not meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Hours later Vladimir Putin hosted T-Rex for more than two hours.

♦ Russia vetos a U.N. Security Council resolution against Syria, and China refused to stand with them – that’s a historic shift of alliance.

♦ President Trump modifies his position on Chinese currency, and China announces the possibility of an oil embargo against North Korea.
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