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    US Foreign Policy under second Donald Trump presidency.

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    Post  Kiko Mon Dec 18, 2023 9:15 pm

    Trump plans to radically reshape US foreign policy – Reuters, 12.18.2023.

    Loyal appointees would enable the Republican to rule more effectively than the first time.

    Donald Trump’s potential second term in the White House might see Washington stop funding Ukraine, withdraw from NATO, and further cut economic ties with China, Reuters reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources.

    During his 2017-2021 presidency, many of Trump’s policies ended up obstructed by unelected government officials and sometimes even his own appointees, according to numerous insider accounts. He seeks to get around that problem by appointing “loyalists” more amenable to his “isolationist policies and whims,” the outlet claimed. 

    Reuters admitted that Trump himself has offered “few clues” about his intentions. The article was based on interviews with almost 20 current and former aides and diplomats, most of whom were not named. 

    According to eight European diplomats, there are “acute fears” that the second Trump administration would cut off aid to Ukraine and doubts whether it would honor the US commitment to “defend NATO allies.”

    “There are rumours that he wants to take the US away from NATO or withdraw from Europe, of course it sounds worrying but... we are not in a panic,” said a diplomat from one Baltic country.

    Another diplomat, representing a northern European NATO member state, outlined the options his and some other embassies have sent to their capitals about the November 2024 election. If the incumbent president, Democrat Joe Biden, is reelected, “Things might go rather well: the US keeps on rehabilitating herself,” he said.

    A “mild” version of the second Trump presidency would be “a repetition of his first term with some aggressive overtones.” If he actually follows through on pledges to dismantle the ‘Deep State’ apparatus, that would be the “doomsday option,” according to the diplomat.

    Trump is currently the favorite for the Republican presidential nomination. If he defeats Biden, he “would likely install loyalists in key positions in the Pentagon, State Department and CIA whose primary allegiance would be to him,” the anonymous aides told Reuters. That would enable him to “advance his foreign policy priorities faster and more efficiently than he was able to when previously in office.”

    Making political appointments is the constitutional prerogative of US presidents. However, Trump has hinted he might purge the lower ranks of the federal bureaucracy, on many occasions describing the “Washington swamp” as an impediment to genuine reforms.

    “President Trump came to realize that personnel is policy,” Robert O’Brien, Trump’s fourth national security advisor, told Reuters. “At the outset of his administration, there were a lot of people that were interested in implementing their own policies, not the president’s policies.”

    Four people who “converse” with the 45th president have said that he regularly gets advice from former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, Ambassador Richard Grenell, and his one-time deputy, Kash Patel. None of them responded to Reuters’ interview requests. Neither Trump nor his campaign commented on the story.

    https://www.rt.com/news/589281-trump-foreign-policy-loyalists/
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    Post  kvs Mon Dec 18, 2023 10:56 pm

    Trump will first have to stop appointing neocon clowns like Bolton to key posts. Maybe then he will change things.

    During his term he should have fought the media-deepstate mafia tooth and nail by zero compromise appointments. Any clown who refused to follow
    orders should have been fired on the spot. As president he has the legal authority. By having slime like Bolton and Pompeo around, Trump wasted
    his chances.


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    Post  GarryB Tue Dec 19, 2023 6:57 am

    He talked tough but when push comes to shove just call him Putins puppet and he will introduce a new round of sanctions against Russia... which is opposite to his pledge of trying to work with the Russians in areas that the US benefits from.

    I would say Biden is going to ruin things for the Democrats... just the same as Hillary stealing the democrat nomination got sanders supporters acting against her and possibly even voting for Trump to spite that evil witch, I would say most candidates who are smart will promise to stop throwing money at lost causes like the Ukraine.

    Trump is flakey and is easily influenced and will flip flop on issues if he gets pushback from too many sources... which suggests he is not thinking things through and it trying things by throwing them at the wall and watching what sticks and what falls to the ground.

    Or am I misspeaking and actually mean the opposite... with Trump you never know.

    If he actually follows through on pledges to dismantle the ‘Deep State’ apparatus, that would be the “doomsday option,” according to the diplomat.

    That is funny because that is essentially what was done to him in his first term.... the democrats owned the US intel agencies and continuously used them against him his whole time in office, and in fact also ignored all the corruption surrounding the Bidens leading up to the elections that cannot be talked about... that isn't suspicious at all.

    Used to be having things you can't talk about would immediately get the news media all over it... but not these days... which suggests the structure Trump is trying to build for himself already exists for the democrats.

    The idiots Trump appointed led to most of his problems... Mike Pompeo.... who is now on the board of a Ukrainian gas company... they hired him in the hopes that Kiev would not nationalise the company if he was on their board... and Bolton is a joke too... someone who campaigned that they wanted to bring Americans home from conflicts they have no business getting involved in should never have Bolton anywhere near them. Nicky Haley is now showing her true colours too... a mouthpiece for the US MIC.
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    Post  Kiko Tue Dec 19, 2023 7:39 am

    Reuters reported Trump's plans to moderate the US role in NATO and assistance to Ukraine, 12.19.2023.

    Former President USA Donald Trump, if he wins the presidential election in 2024, is unlikely to fulfill Washington’s obligations to protect NATO allies and will stop supplies of aid to Kyiv. The agencyReuters reported this on Monday, December 18.

    “Unlike the 2016 election campaign, Trump has now formed a group of people with whom he regularly communicates and who have serious experience in the field of foreign policy and enjoy his personal trust,” the material notes.

    In addition, as the agency emphasized, the concerns of European and American diplomats are related to the fact that Trump “gave few clues as to what kind of foreign policy” he plans to pursue if he becomes US president again.

    The agency also pointed out that in addition to the desire to withdraw the United States from NATO, what is especially noteworthy is Trump’s desire to deprive China of “the status of the most developed trading power.”

    Earlier, on December 9, former American intelligence officer Scott Ritter said that European countries are currently growing fears that if Trump again becomes the head of the United States, thenhe may make a decision about the dissolution of NATO.

    On December 7, former Pentagon chief Mark Esper also said on MSNBC that Trump, if he comes to power in 2024could destroy NATO. According to him, if Trump becomes president of the United States, the country will definitely withdraw troops from the countries participating in the alliance. In this case, Washington's power will end and the rules and norms established in recent years will collapse.

    The next, 60th presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024.

    https://iz.ru/1622721/2023-12-19/reuters-soobshchilo-o-planakh-trampa-umerit-rol-ssha-v-nato-i-pomoshch-ukraine

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