The Nationalism Versus Globalism Battles Yet to Come

The Nationalism Versus Globalism Battles Yet to Come, by Pat Buchanan.

At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as “the piggy bank that everybody is robbing.” …

In Singapore, Trump tweeted more about that piggy bank: “Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades…[while] the U.S. pays close to the entire cost of NATO-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on Trade?” …

Trump sees America as a nation being milked by allies who free-ride on our defense efforts as they engage in trade practices that enrich their own peoples at America’s expense.

Where our elites live to play masters of the universe, Trump sees a world laughing behind America’s back, while allies exploit our magnanimity and idealism for their own national ends.

hat-tip Stephen Neil