Donald Trump isn’t America…
He’s actually only supported by a minority of us here in the United States…
Foreign country tries know this….
So in answer to a President that looks at ALL foreigners as the enemy and tries everyday to co-op them in any way possible?
Those countries have begun to reach past the Trump admin into America itself….
They are dealing with state and local government’s….They are going into the streets of America to touch base with those who do NOT labor the same politics of Trump & Co…..
America IS still Great economic, military , business and cultural country….
So the idea that it would close itself from the rest of world like Trump and his trusty assistants want is not going unchallenged from the inside and the outside of this country….
In some way?
Donald Trump and his Republican brothers are pushing the world to extend CLOSER ties with America….
Long-standing allies whose leaders have sometimes had testy relations with Trump are increasingly keeping ties with the United States alive in ways that bypass the White House.
Faced with Trump’s volatility, a foreign policy that is constantly changing, and many vacancies in the State Department and other traditional venues for communication, some governments are employing what diplomats call the “doughnut strategy.”
“What many, many foreign governments are doing is trying to find ways to get around the problem,” said Nancy McEldowney, a former director of the Foreign Service Institute, which trains U.S. diplomats, and now a professor at Georgetown University. “When you have a problem in the middle, you work around it by building out a network that encircles the problem.”
The efforts to contact local and state governments, business leaders, and civil society reflect the conviction that the United States is still an influential player in the world. So even countries that hoped to lie low until a new administration is in place have concluded that they can’t afford to do that. Some are already gaming scenarios for how to deal with a second Trump term.
In the meantime, some countries are making creative connections with Americans, far from the traditional halls of power in Washington. Germany is focusing on culture and heritage in its Wunderbar Together campaign, with a database for an estimated 50 million Americans who can trace their lineage to Germany. It is holding 1,000 events in every region of the United States in the next year, commemorating the 30th anniversary of German reunification. Last week, a German breakdance troupe, the Flying Bach, performed in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
German officials swatted aside questions about whether the campaign has anything to do with the Trump administration, saying the United States is just the latest in a string of countries where they have held Wunderbar Together celebrations. But before he left Bonn for Washington last week, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas acknowledged the differences between the two governments’ views on the Iran nuclear deal, climate change, trade and NATO military spending.
“Things that used to be taken for granted are no longer that way; they must be worked on,” he said….
A Democratic led US House will kale these efforts even better for ALL involved except Trump & Co.