In an interview with the New York Times yesterday, Donald Trump indicated in the clearest terms yet that he holds U.S. alliance commitments in exceptionally low regard. To Trump, alliances are a drag on the U.S., imposing massive costs and allowing the rest of the world to take advantage of it.
Trump has based his campaign on the premise that he is a uniquely talented negotiator. But what he is proposing is to take one of the greatest sources of American strength off the table without giving a plausible explanation of how it might be replaced.
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