Not to Defend Donald Trump, but…
Why the contentious presidential candidate may not be wrong about how to negotiate on foreign policy. Maybe.
In this week’s episode of The E.R., Foreign Policy’s managing editor for news, Yochi Dreazen, guest-hosts and is joined by Rosa Brooks and David Sanger of the New York Times to discuss, among other things, Sanger’s recent extensive interview with 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump. Which, of course, raises questions about Trump’s would-be foreign-policy ideas and how important the art of negotiation actually is to the presidency. In a President Trump world, will allies still be relevant? And, at the end of the day, what’s wrong with Trump’s tactics of using economic pressure and various forms of negotiation to get America what it wants?
David Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power. Follow him on Twitter at: @SangerNYT.