In foreign policy, Trump takes a premature victory lap

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Opinion

February 7, 2019 - 9:39 AM

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took an early victory lap for his “America First” diplomacy Tuesday, claiming a series of big wins on his foreign policy priorities.

Some of his claims were true — in a few cases, even careful and precise. Others were premature. Some were exaggerated; others incomplete.

But taken together, the foreign policy sections of Trump’s State of the Union address sounded more like a campaign speech than a detailed explanation of American diplomacy.

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