The massive claps and standing ovations during February 28 address of US President Trump to joint session of US Congress only gives a clue that why political establishment in USA was looking at a loss during US Presidential election campaign and when an outsider Trump won the Presidential election. This Presidential address is a recipe of sure disaster for USA and if Trump does not make course correction then nobody can stop USA from going further down the path, as explained below:
1. Trumps confusion is mainly due to misunderstanding of American exceptionalizm. Trump forgot that UN is on US soil and USA is under obligation to practice American exceptionalizm through UN only. But on one hand Trump said that America is once again ready to lead and on other hand he said that my job is not to represent the world, my job is to represent the United States of America.
2. Nobody says that Trump should not create jobs for Americans or should not eradicate unemployment from USA. But Trump should also understand that such unfortunate situation (of unemployment) has come in USA mainly due to unfair trade policies of high tariff on US goods in many countries and isolationist mindset of Americans who do not want to go out of USA for jobs.
Rather USA instead of investing in foreign companies should have established American Companies in foreign countries in which 10 to 20 % Americans can be accommodated as per condition of investment. Therefore instead of protectionism as a permanent solution to unemployment in USA the Trump administration should resort to economic protectionism only till news norms for fair policies about trade and natural resource utilization are decided after extensive discussion at UN.
Why should, like previous US administrations, Trump also think that some countries, including India and Pakistan, have divine right to have nuclear weapons, the WMDs whereas other countries like Iran, North Korea etc do not have such divine right. As far a responsible country which will not use nuclear WMD the USA has the worst record. Therefore Trump should act honestly in this matter and should work for effective de-nuclearization (of WMDs) in a time bound program.
It is hoped that Trump will come down from the high horse and will seriously think about making globalization a success through American exceptionalizm, as mentioned above.
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