RE: ‘To what end?’: Trump’s disruptive diplomacy inspires fears over U.S. standing abroad
In five short weeks, President Trump has upended the established global order. He cozied up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who received worldwide attention while giving up relatively little in return. He waged rhetorical war against loyal U.S. allies in Europe, unsettling a 69-year-old security pact. And on Monday he slammed his own FBI and intelligence agencies in the course of defending Russian President Vladimir Putin against charges of interference in the 2016 U.S. election.