“’Isn’t Mr. Trump bad on trade?’” he said someone would ask. “‘Yes, but we’re going to fix it. Don’t worry.’ ‘Isn’t his tax plan a problem that’s going to lose $12 trillion?’ ‘Yes, but we’ll fix it. Don’t worry.'”
Trump is building out his policy proposals as he pivots from campaigning for his party’s nomination to the general election, including tapping experts in various fields. Among those he has asked for help is U.S. Republican Representative Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, one of the country’s most ardent oil and gas drilling advocates and climate change skeptics.
Trump’s understanding of U.S. power projection around the world as a money drain—and his proposed solution of a tribute payment solution—reflects a childish understanding of geopolitics.