Donald Trump’s recent speech at the United Nations on the crisis in Ukraine was the culmination of a months-long strategy to convince the world that he was serious about solving the world’s most pressing international problem.
In doing so, Trump’s foreign policy team took advantage of the chaos to rebrand itself as the ‘Great Power Doctrine’ as it sought to present himself as the protector of the United States against a Russian invasion of the Baltic states and Georgia.
Trump has long sought to distance himself from his past associations with the Russia-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, but the speech was the most direct evidence yet that Trump’s team is preparing to roll back the Obama administration’s strategy of pushing Russia out of Eastern Europe.
The speech was delivered on April 4 at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, where he used a broadside against Putin’s regime.
The Republican president told the assembled world that Russia has “disgraced itself” in a number of ways, including for interfering in the U,S.
election, and for meddling in the American presidential election.
Trump’s speech is the first in a series of public appearances to come during the first month of his presidency in which he has focused on how to confront Putin and his supporters.
Trump used his speech to lay out the president’s vision for the world, saying the United State’s allies have to accept their responsibility and that they need to be prepared for the worst.
The president has been particularly aggressive in his attacks on Putin and the Kremlin’s meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election, in which Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by nearly 7 million votes.
Putin has denied interfering in that election.
The United States is already preparing to withdraw its military forces from eastern Europe, and Trump has said he will impose tariffs on Russian goods that threaten U..
Trump said the sanctions could be imposed in three months.
Trump went on to make a sweeping promise to increase defense spending by nearly 40 percent, a promise he repeated in his speech and then repeated during his press conference.
He said he would work with Congress to increase the nation’s troop levels by more than 25,000.
The administration is working to bring the country’s forces into Poland and the Baltic States by March or April, and will increase troop levels in those regions by a similar amount.
Trump also called for NATO members to increase their own troop levels and increase their share of the alliance’s budget.
Trump called the United Kingdom and France, which are members of NATO, “disasters,” but then went on a rant about how they are “getting in on the action” and have to pay more to be part of the Western alliance.
He also called NATO “obsolete,” which it is.
But the United Sates’ relationship with Russia is already at an all-time low.
Trump wants to increase sanctions on Russia and has been pushing for increased economic sanctions on Moscow and a tougher relationship with NATO.
He has called NATO obsolete and said he’d prefer to have a strong military alliance, but Trump has also said he’s willing to engage Russia militarily to end the nuclear standoff with North Korea.
Trump is also looking to improve relations with China.
China’s economic power has been growing steadily over the past several decades, and it has been inching closer to the UnitedS.
on trade and military cooperation.
The Trump administration has been trying to improve those ties, particularly on trade, and has promised to make China a bigger trading partner than it is today.
Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke for more than an hour, and both men said they wanted to improve ties.
Trump told the world his administration is looking to “open up more markets, to make sure that we can compete against any country,” and he pledged to increase bilateral trade with China and open up a free-trade zone in the region.
Trump made clear that he doesn’t want to use U.s. military power to get his way with China, but he said he wants the UnitedStates to be able to fight its wars without having to be at war with the country.
Trump emphasized that he wants to “fight with the United states and the world” and called for “a free trade zone in this part of China.”
He also said the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have joined China in the free- trade zone.
But Trump also criticized Russia for its “invasion of our country” in the Baltics and Georgia, and he said the U is “not going to let the Russian Federation become the great power of the world.”
Trump’s Russia speech was his first public address on the Ukraine crisis, and a major part of his argument that the U in general and the U to a lesser extent are at fault for the crisis is that the Ukraine is a NATO member and Russia is an adversary.
He claimed that NATO has given up its “great strength” in Ukraine because of a “hostile and undemocratic” approach