"President Trump, who views norms like a teenager does curfews, shattered another tradition [last week] when he became the first US President to be laughed at by some of America's closest allies at a Nato summit, a sign of his increasing isolation on the world stage."
"Trump, looking to showcase foreign policy wins as he heads into an election year, offered a more optimistic outlook for Nato's future."
"After nearly three years in office, Trump's promised retrenchment has yet to materialize. In the final months of Obama's presidency, approximately 198,000 active duty US military personnel were deployed overseas, according to the Pentagon's Defense Manpower Data Center. By comparison, the most recent figure for the Trump administration is 174,000 active duty troops. But even that difference reflects an accounting trick."Beginning in December 2017, the Defense Department started excluding troops deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria from its official reports, citing a vague need to "protect our forces." When the estimated troop levels for those three countries are added back in, the current total is around 194,000-roughly equivalent to the number Trump inherited."
"During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Republican candidate Donald Trump promised he would eliminate the nation's debt in eight years. Instead, his budgets would add $9.1 trillion during that time. It would increase the US debt to $29 trillion according to Trump's budget estimates."