Lawrence Solomon: ‘Isolationist’ Trump is using America’s economic power to change the world

True to his portrayal as an anti-globalist isolationist, President Donald Trump intends to bring troops home from Syria and Afghanistan and avoid getting bogged down in future interminable wars. Belying his portrayal as an isolationist, Trump is aggressively beefing up America’s military and intervening seemingly everywhere around the globe — in Asia against North Korea and China; in Europe in disputes with his NATO allies; in the Middle East against Iran and Turkey; and in the Americas, most recently in Venezuela, where this week he recognized as president a rival to Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro.

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