Trump’s worldviews leave international community asking questions

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Donald Trump is the official Republican Party nominee for President of the United States.

He secured enough delegates at the Party’s National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

CCTV America’s Nathan King reports Trump’s views have left many in the international community concerned.

Trump’s worldviews leave international community asking questions

Trump’s worldviews leave international community asking questions

Donald Trump is the official Republican Party nominee for President of the United States. He secured enough delegates at the Party’s National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. CCTV America’s Nathan King reports Trump’s views have left many in the international community concerned.

The timing was perfect for Trump arriving last month in the United Kingdom just as its citizens voted to leave the European Union. For Trump, the vote echoed his views and making America great again means allies doing more and the U.S. doing less.

Trump has questioned U.S. commitments to NATO, famously mused whether Japan and the Republic of Korea should pursue nuclear weapons, and hinted at a deal with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to take on ISIL.

He has called the Iraq war a disaster. A common theme: the US scaling back its commitments.

Scenes from Memorial Day, the day the U.S. remembers the dead from its many foreign wars. This year Veterans who support Trump echoed that sentiment.

Trump can be contradictory; he promises a pullback but also wants to build up the military, promises to impose tariffs on China and others but said he’ll make better trade deals. He called for burden-sharing in the Middle East but said he will destroy ISIL.

But for a nation whose current president pledged to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan but could not -Trump’s worldview echoes the view of many Americans that the nation should focus more on its own problems and less on the problems of the world.


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