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Petulance as Foreign Policy

In the president’s telling, he is canceling a trip to a key ally because he’s mad at the Obama administration. But does he realize why that makes him look bad?
Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Donald Trump began his presidency with a phone call to Australia that he used to complain about a deal made by his predecessor rather than trying to advance U.S. foreign policy. He won zero concessions while alienating a staunch ally.

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