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Thomas Friedman: Trump, Israel and the art of the giveaway

Trump is susceptible to such giveaways, not only because he is ignorant, but because he does not see himself as the president of US

Thomas L Friedman | NYT 

I’m contemplating writing a book on the first year of President Trump’s foreign policy, and I already know the name: “The Art of the Giveaway.” In nearly 30 years of covering United States foreign policy, I’ve never seen a president give up so much to so many for so little, starting with China and Israel. In both the Middle Kingdom and in the Land of Israel, Christmas came early this year. The Chinese and the Jews are both whispering to their kids: “There really is a Santa Claus.” And his name is Donald Trump. Who can blame ...

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 17:59 IST