Trump Foreign Policy  (Page 15)

Trump Signs Three Executive Orders on TPP, Abortion

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 23, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/23/2017 at 2:30pm

President Donald Trump began his first full day with a bang by signing three executive orders that withdraws America from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), defunds International Planned Parenthood, and freeze hiring of federal workers.

TPP became a hot topic on the campaign trail with Trump vocally against it. Former President Barack...

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Trump To Start Negotiations on NAFTA With Canada, Mexico

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/23/2017 at 1:00pm

At the White House, President Donald Trump announced meetings with Canadian Ptime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He said:

“We’re going to start some negotiations having to do with NAFTA,” Trump said.

“Anybody ever hear of NAFTA?” he said. “I...

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Report: Merkel “Scouring” Trump Archive For “Clues” On “How to Read Him”

http://www.businessinsider.com/angela-merkel-i-would-open-the-borders-for-refugees-again-2016-9?r=UK&IR=T
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/22/2017 at 4:00pm
http://www.businessinsider.com/angela-merkel-i-would-open-the-borders-for-refugees-again-2016-9?r=UK&IR=T

This headline grabbed my attention, made me giggle at first, and then gave me pause.  President Trump’s well-known unpredictability is, perhaps, both a curse and a blessing.  Until we see how that plays out, it is fun to read about how he’s sending the left both in this country and abroad...

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Trump May Lift Russian Sanctions, One China Policy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUnv6Kb7syQ
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 1/15/2017 at 6:30pm
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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, President-elect Donald Trump said he may lift the Russian sanctions and has no commitment to the One China policy:

“If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody’s doing some really great things?” he said.

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Trump, Transition Team Will Not Meet With Taiwan President

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/8/2017 at 1:30pm

Tsai Ing-wen, president of Taiwan, will make transit stops in the United States when she heads to the Americas, but will not receive a visit from President-elect Donald Trump or from anyone on his transition team:

Trump transition spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said in an email Saturday that the president-elect would not be...

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South Korea Hires Person to Monitor Trump’s Tweets

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9:00am 1/6/2017 at 9:00am

South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ North American Affairs Bureau has hired a person for a very important job…monitor President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets. The person must concentrate on “tweets related to Korea and northeast Asia.”

From JoongAng Daily:

The Korean government is still in the process of building ties with Trump and does...

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Trump at impromptu press conference: “We have to protect Israel”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 3:30pm 1/1/2017 at 3:30pm
https://youtu.be/rNAm3wkUpU0

At a New Year’s Eve function last night, President-elect Trump iterated his strong support for Israel.

Watch:

REPORTER: “Do you feel like president Obama has been trying to undermine you at all in some of the last-minute actions he’s taken?”

TRUMP: “I spoke to him yesterday. He’s been very nice on the phone. We...

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Obama’s parting UN shot at Israel a long time coming

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 9:15pm 12/22/2016 at 9:15pm

Back in February 2012, I wrote that I expected that in his second term Obama would force his vision of a “peace” deal on the Israelis.

We’ve had several close calls, with the John Kerry negoti...

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Trump pick for Ambassador to Israel may signal tough peace-loving policy

https://twitter.com/MichaelDelauzon/status/809639946411642880
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10:05am 12/16/2016 at 10:05am
https://twitter.com/MichaelDelauzon/status/809639946411642880

Weakness is not rewarded in the Middle East, as the Obama-Kerry fiasco in Syria is showing.

It also is not rewarded in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Khaled Abu Toameh writing at The Gatestone Institute website, makes the point that Palestinian militants view Israeli concessions as weakness, and actually encourage more intransigence, The Palestinian...

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President-elect Trump Talks Efficient Government, His Cabinet, and Trade

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:00pm 12/11/2016 at 3:00pm
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President-elect Trump sat down with Chris Wallace this morning and discussed a range of topics from the latest on Russia’s purported hacking or influence in the election to his decisions on making government more efficient to his choices for his cabinet to trade.

Fox News reports:

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China Files Protest Over Trump’s Taiwan Call

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00pm 12/3/2016 at 8:00pm

Has WWIII started? I thought I’d wake up to a desolate United States after the way the media treated President-elect Donald Trump’s call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, which is the “first time a president or president-elect has spoken with the leader of Taiwan s...

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Contrasting Obama and Trump/Pence statements on Fidel Castro death

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/21/471337729/obama-and-castro-share-an-awkward-handshake-in-cuba-after-historic-meeting
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 5:00pm 11/26/2016 at 5:00pm
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/21/471337729/obama-and-castro-share-an-awkward-handshake-in-cuba-after-historic-meeting

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NSA Chief Doesn’t Believe DNC Hack Influenced Election

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 2:00pm 11/22/2016 at 2:00pm

When Wikileaks released Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails in July, people immediately pointed fingers at Russia and cried that the Kremlin wanted to influence the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, who won by a large margin over Hillary Clinton.

But National Security Agency (NSA) Director Mike Rogers dashed those conspiracy theories...

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No, Reince Didn’t Advocate for a National Muslim Registry

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00pm 11/20/2016 at 2:00pm

The media’s obsession with a national Muslim registry continues.

Former RNC Chair and incoming White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus joined Meet the Press Sunday morning. Host, Chuck Todd asked Priebus whether the next administration is toying with a national Muslim registry.

NBC News then ran with this headline:

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Trump Selects Attorney General, CIA Director, and Nat’l Security Advisor

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2016 at 12:00pm 11/18/2016 at 12:00pm
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Earlier this morning, reports indicated Trump’s transition team had selected an Attorney General, CIA Director, and National Security Advisor.

AG: Sen. Jeff Sessions
CIA Director: Rep. Mike Pompeo
National Security Advisor: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

Politico confirms those individuals have accepted the posts:

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What if Donald Trump did Move the American Embassy to Jerusalem?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 4:00pm 11/15/2016 at 4:00pm

Miriam Elman had an excellent post on Sunday on the possibility that, once inaugurated as president, Donald Trump would do what none of his predecessors ever did despite their promises and move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.

The reason that Bill Clinton and George W. Bush never followed the...

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