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Trump’s New Foreign Policy Is a “New” Foreign Policy

Trump’s New Foreign Policy Is a “New” Foreign Policy

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1. The “New” White House

There is a growing sense within the White House that Donald Trump has grown bored and desperate since the inauguration. The “New” Trump, as he puts it, was elected by the “drain the swamp” part of his slogan. The “drain the swamp” part of his slogan is an allusion to an old, but still relevant and true, Republican mantra: “drill, baby, drill.”

He has made clear his determination to make the swamp more and more “drillable” and to get government out of the business of running the country. He has been talking about draining it in recent days to anyone willing to listen.

There is a popular perception that Trump’s main purpose in trying to clean up Washington, D.C. and in trying to drain the swamp is to get control of the Federal Reserve. The federal reserve is the “central bank” of the U.S. and is, in effect, an independent government with broad authority to regulate and control monetary policy. The Fed was created way back in 1913 to help provide financial relief during the Great Recession of 2008 and has remained independent of the government ever since. But if the Fed is given control of the “swamp” and Trump is able to make it “drillable,” the goal of the Trump presidency is to be able to control the Fed.

2. The New “New” Foreign Policy

Trump’s new foreign policy is described generally in terms of an “America first” or more explicitly in terms of “America first” with a nod to “America First” being the first President’s term. The word “America” has come to be synonymous with freedom and liberty; that’s why being called “America first” often has a negative connotation. For Trump, however, “America First” can also mean, as he puts it, “First, the American”.

There was one part of Trump’s campaign that showed a certain independence from the traditional foreign policies of the old George W. Bush administration: his policy on the Middle East. Trump did not believe that the status quo in the Middle East was working to promote peace, democracy or security. Therefore, he was willing

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