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The World Through Trump’s Eyes

Contributed to Forbes by Vincent Truglia, member of the ACRA Board of Directors

Donald Trump's actions remain unpredictable for the world and Russian public. Looking at what the US president has already done, can anyone dare to say what will happen at his long-awaited meeting with Vladimir Putin on July 16?

There is little doubt that the world stage has not seen anyone like Trump. Foreign leaders are as baffled by his rhetoric and his actions, as are many Americans.

The key to understanding Trump is that he is a pure transactionalist, i.e. benefit-driven nationalist. He doesn’t care about precedent. He doesn’t care about long-term alliances. He doesn’t interpret anything in purely cultural terms.

He sees all decisions in light of how does he, and now that he is President, how does the US gain or lose? It’s not about how the world benefits or loses. He’s a genuine nationalist. He is populist to the core.

Foreign Policy

Trump has promised to revise US trade agreements. NAFTA is being renegotiated. He has ordered tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum…

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