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​The Economist: Trump Is No Ronald Reagan

​The Economist: Trump Is No Ronald Reagan
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By    |   Friday, 10 November 2017 11:16 AM

America's global influence has diminished under President Donald Trump, whose nationalist and protectionist platform has turned this country in on itself, The Economist wrote in an editorial.

Further, Trump is no Ronald Reagan.

"Optimists even speculate that he might emulate Ronald Reagan, by shaking up the diplomatic establishment, restoring America's military muscle and projecting such strength abroad that a frightened, overstretched North Korea will crumble like the Soviet Union," the editorial read.

"Others confidently predict that even if he causes short-term damage to America's standing in the world, Mr. Trump will be voted out in 2020 and things will return to normal. All this is wishful thinking," The Economist noted.

And though Trump's "foreign policy has been less awful than he promised," his rhetoric, tweets and off-the-cuff remarks tear down values his predecessors spent hundreds of years molding, The Economist added.

"Perhaps the greatest damage that Mr. Trump has done is to American soft power. He openly scorns the notion that America should stand up for universal values such as democracy and human rights. Not only does he admire dictators; he explicitly praises thuggishness. … He does so not out of diplomatic tact, but apparently out of conviction," The Economist noted.

"For all its flaws, America has long been the greatest force for good in the world, upholding the liberal order and offering an example of how democracy works. All that is imperiled by a president who believes that strong nations look out only for themselves. By putting 'America First,' he makes it weaker, and the world worse off."

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