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  This is how the United States became irrelevant to the rest of the world
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Last EditedRP  Apr 20, 2018 09:00am
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AuthorGuy T Saperstein & Kelsey Abkin
News DateThursday, April 12, 2018 08:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDepending on the hour, President Trump is in open conflict with Congress, the media, the intelligence services, his own national-security adviser, his generals, and now, seemingly, his own veterans affairs director. That sort of turbulence leaves the United States paralyzed and indecisive, unable to speak with a common, or even coherent, voice on a number of important policy issues. And it appears that, on many topics, other countries have stopped listening.

Two weeks ago, Trump nurtured distrust and hostility between the United States and its allies by enthusiastically tweeting his belief that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” As with most of his own tweets, it was characterized by sheer abrasiveness.
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