- Christian Whiton, Fox News
Senior fellow for strategy and public diplomacy at the Center for the National Interest, Christian Whiton writes for Fox News that President Trump’s trip to Asia sends the clear message that “America and its allies are through being chumps.” The President’s interactions in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines all reflect his efforts to restore America’s traditional foreign policy; a foreign policy that “advocates our key security and economic interests” while still working to remain diplomatic. Whiton comments President Trump “has also restored our key alliances with countries that matter most,” and is now able to encourage those in friendly countries to be “good allies” and act in unison with American interests. With President Trump’s work to reverse negative trends disadvantaging the United States in Asia and the increased American military presence in the Pacific, Whiton concludes, “[t]he free world is coming back in the Pacific with restored confidence and capability.”
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