President Trump’s foreign policy positions have been a game changer for the United States. The president had been adamant that every decision regarding foreign policy will be to benefit America first. This attitude has caused quite an uproar on the world stage.
Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital led to a forced veto on the United Nations Security Council and an overwhelming loss on a vote in the U.N. General Assembly for the U.S. Many were disappointed with Trump withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord. Our relations with Mexico are strained due to his continued attempts to get funding for the border wall. Japan and many other countries in Asia and the Pacific formed a new trade deal to replace TPP after the United States withdrew its support. A renegotiation of NAFTA is still being attempted, but it appears that no deal will be reached soon. Tensions with North Korea are at their highest since the Korean War, and some have begun to feel that war there is inevitable. These are just some of the things that have led people to ask the question: Has the United States lost its status as the leader of the free world?
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: Trump resigned US as world’s leader:
Is the United States still the leader of the free world? Have President Trump’s decisions removed him and the country from a place of leadership around the world? Or, is Trump in the process of restoring U.S. leadership around the globe?