Under President Trump, the US has slowly started to reduce its international involvement and influence, which accelerates its growing decay as the world’s leading power, suggests Richard Haas of The Atlantic. America’s connection with the world, whether through alliances or trade, keeps it strong and secure. By withdrawing from trade deals and frustrating allies, Trump is weakening America's position in the world and allowing others, such as China, to grow theirs. “America First” may sound good as a slogan for voters at home, but showing other countries that their interests aren’t important weakens their commitment to the US.
President Trump has improved the way America goes about its foreign policy, ending inefficient practices and projecting strength where it was needed, asserts Rex Tillerson in The New York Times. From standing up to Kim Jong-un’s threats to holding careless allies accountable, Trump has enforced America’s interests abroad. North Korea’s export revenue has been reduced by around 90% through purposeful coordination with our allies. Similarly, countries like China and Russia have learned that the US will call them out on misdeeds. Trump has brought back the determination that was sorely missing.