Photo credit; U.S. border patrol agent Alessio Faccin walks along the border fence separating Mexico from the United States near Calexico, California, U.S. February 8, 2017. Picture taken February 8, 2017. (Mike Blake/ Reuters)
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In a recent leaked call with France’s president, Trump reportedly went on a tirade about China and NATO. Phone conversations with other countries like Germany, Mexico and Russia have State Department officials concerned about the future of diplomacy.
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