“At a crucial moment, Donald Trump is forcing the world to confront core questions it really shouldn’t have to ask: Can he be trusted? And, more saliently, can America be trusted? His threats to jettison the Iran nuclear deal are undermining America’s credibility as a negotiating partner and weakening America’s ability to lead the free world as it has for 70 years.
In his rush to bulldoze President Obama’s accomplishments, Mr. Trump has withdrawn from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, leaving China with a freer hand to set trade rules in Asia; abandoned the hard-won 195-nation Paris Agreement to address climate change; and sowed grave doubts about his commitment to NATO, the bedrock alliance that has kept peace in Europe after World War II.”
DL: So sad, so true. I have posted and written about the TPP, and what an extraordinary piece of diplomacy it was by the Obama team. Containing China is important, but mitigating the pollution exacerbating climate change is essential. We are losing precious months and years in leadership, and teamwork, that is necessary to preserve life as we know it on this fragile planet.