Vladimir Putin

Trump’s 'America first' policy has a big fan in the Kremlin

Trump’s 'America first' policy has a big fan in the Kremlin

The central theme of President Donald Trump’s inaugural address was “America first,” and, perversely, that may be very good news for Vladimir Putin and bad news for allies of the United States.

A new decree is going out across the world, Trump declared. “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land,” he said. “From this day forward it is going to be America first, America first.”

Trump’s vision, as detailed in his speech, is a dark one in which the country he now leads is besieged by drugs and gangs and crippled by bad schools and rusted factories. The United States has “defended other nations’ borders...

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