Justin Trudeau says US leadership has been ‘sorely missed’ during first meeting with Biden : worldnewsFebruary 24, 2021
I’ll say. The US was in a seemingly permanent position of international leadership coming off of seven postwar decades’ accumulation of diplomatic soft power. Even if much of the world wasn’t happy with what the American government did all the time, when the US wanted something done and pushed for it, the western world felt pressure to align with the US’s position and usually would.
Trump somehow in four years made our closest allies start ignoring us. He made it clear at the beginning in the infamous leaked border wall call with Mexico’s president, he was only after the appearance of power, and would willingly concede actual power to get it. And instead he got what? A few miles of cheap border fencing, a few photo ops, and some compliments from Putin?