Donald Trump and then-National Security Advisor John Bolton
In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s dismissal of John Bolton, I joined Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story to discuss the damaging effects of US foreign policy, from broken alliances to an unpredictable Trump to trade wars threatening global recession.
The US-European alliance, that arguably has been the bedrock of international security since the 1940s — Trump and his advisors have no belief in it, partly because Trump egotistically doesn’t like European leaders, but partly because his hardline advisors believe that Europe is no longer a trusted equal of the US but should be a follower which keeps it voice down….
Donald Trump is a demagogue. I think we have to get away from the idea that Trump’s tweets lead and his 30-35% base follows and the rest of us are caught up in this….We’ve got to politely but firmly say this isn’t the way we want to go.