China and Russia, also superpowers in their own right, are waking up. The US threatens to put tariffs on steel and aluminum going into China. Was there no thought that they would retaliate in some way? Was there no thought on how this might affect this country’s economy as well?
The bromance between Putin and Trump has deteriorated since the chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government on its own people. Putin denied knowledge. We bombed 4 of Syria’s facilities along with France and the UK.
Trump has tweeted very nasty tweets about Putin, which I don’t think was a good idea. Trump was going to put new sanctions on Russian businesses, which he changed his mind about after the UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced them.
There is no consistency, which does not help how our allies see our foreign policies. Why would any country trust us?