Photo: President Donald Trump boards Marine One, December 2, 2017 (Shealah Craighead/White House)
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Trump has complained that America was weak. During the campaign, he said President Obama wasn't winning anymore. But many critics think President Trump is undermining our alliances and making us weaker.
Aaron David Miller, Wilson Center (@aarondmiller2)
Brian Katulis, Center for America Progress (@Katulis)
Derek Chollet, German Marshall Fund (@derekchollet)
Gregory Smith, KCRW listener
Kristine Reardon, KCRW listener
Aaron David Miller
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