Daniel Drezner: What Trump Is Doing in Terms of Foreign Policy Is ‘Entirely About Re-Election

‘All Trump cares about is what can he do in foreign policy that he can actually count as an achievement’


DREZNER: "I would say a couple of things. First of all, if you want to understand what Donald Trump is doing in terms of foreign policy for the next 18 months, it’s entirely about re-election. There is no constant ideology here, there is no set of believes. All Trump cares about is what can he do on foreign policy that he can actually count as an achievement of what kind or another? But what this also means is that he’s trapped in some ways. You know, obviously we’re starting to see reports that Trump is fed up with John Bolton, but imagine it for a second that Trump fires John Bolton and has to find a new National Security adviser. That would mean he's gone through four national security advisers in a single term --"
BRZEZINSKI: "Oh, my God!"
DREZNER: "-- which is a lot. And it sort of highlights the staff turnover and the fact that this is not a terribly smoothing running administration.”

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