Before becoming president, Donald Trump railed against US wars overseas, saying it was better to spend money at home than, in his words, “waste” it overseas. But as VOA’s Bill Gallo reports, Trump has at times struggled to carry out what he calls his “America First” approach to the world during his first year as president.
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Michel Rheaume · December 31, 2017 at 7:47 am

we are broke and they want war? America and israel are the world's problems. There I SAID IT. The sheeple need to wake up and take actions or we will have a bullet in the head sooner then later

Hapalon G · December 31, 2017 at 7:47 am

Everything is very clear. For the American business it is more profitable to bomb more countries. And how to call it: "Coercion to the peace", "Coercion to democracy" or something else, the reason for that we will bomb them you come up yourself.

majed aydieh · December 31, 2017 at 7:47 am

How long will it last?

Every thing has an End.

Artus · December 31, 2017 at 7:47 am

"Why would we do that?" – Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel on the question, if Germany would now increase it's military spending.
Thanks U. S. for continuing to take care of the world's safety. Sorry you cannot keep your campaign promise, but we can keep ours 🙂

My Opiniontn9 · December 31, 2017 at 7:47 am

AMERICA FIRST: The same voting process that elected Barack Obama president also elected Donald J. TRUMP president. TRUMP is Americas’ choice for President and he was inaugurated President on Jan. 20, 2017. America and the world have accepted this. In four years TRUMP will be replaced, if America opts for a change! This is how it works in the free world. The alternative to a free world is a Dictatorship! Thanks to all for reading these views. Thank you for your positive support! Pease do your own research!

TRUMP kept campaign promise! Our New Tax Bill is America’s Competitive Advantage EVERYWHERE! Tax Bill Repealed ‘Obamacare Individual Mandate’! Now Americans won’t pay for not having insurance! American Patriots come in every color, size and shape! Traitors live only to destroy everything American! Americans Stand Guard against our enemies, both domestic and foreign who would do harm to America! Traitors have made it very clear; Traitors will destroy America, if necessary, unless TRUMP is impeached! If you had doubts about America and if you love your country, after reading this, you will Stand Guard!

TRUMP keeps campaign promise! Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital! US Embassy to be moved! TRUMP wants better relations with Russia, China, even North Korea! The status quo is clearly a failure! America must stop paying 22% of the annual UN Budget. Every member of the UN must pay their share! Seditious Elitist Politicians from both parties coerced President TRUMP into signing useless sanctions! Our Elitist Politicians and the UN are uniting China, Russia, North Korea and Iran with failed sanctions! The greatest threat facing mankind is North Korea! The UN must remove Kim Jong-un, or we’ll all PAY!!

TRUMP transcends both Democratic and Republican Parties and all their Corrupt Establishment Elitists. The election wasn’t won by the “Anybody but Trump” GOP party. TRUMP won, in spite of the GOP party! This election was a David vs Goliath marathon. TRUMP spent millions vs the Corrupt DNC spent billions. Mark Twain was quoted “We have the best government that money can buy”. Voters chose to end that! The choice wasn’t TRUMP vs Clinton. The choice was between the corrupt DNC party and America 1st.

The worst threat facing America isn’t North Korea! America’s worst threat is our own home grown traitors! Bernie Sanders DNC volunteer and American Traitor Hodgkinson failed to assassinate Steve Scalise (R)! When anyone, for any reason, DECLINE to confront others for their indiscretions, you don’t own it! Own it! Corrupt DNC have cannibalized their elected senators, in a desperate political scheme, to get at TRUMP! What’s unfolding in America is an international disgrace! If left unchecked, there will be another civil war! America’s history is foreboding! If seditious Americans can’t impeach TRUMP, then what, Assassination!

OBCESSED with blaming others for Clinton and the DNC defeat! Start Here: AMERICAN VOTERS, The DNC party, Media, Clintons, Obamas, J Podesta, E Warren, J Comey, A Weiner, H Abedin, L Lynch, D Wasserman Schultz, D Brazile, R Creamer, S Foval, Soros. Start by pointing fingers at yourself! Had the DNC party not been “Bought and paid for" by Clinton, Bernie Sanders may have been our new President!

It won’t be “business as usual” in Washington. President TRUMP is draining Washington of every traitor! Obama’s leftover staff should all worry! Many Leakers will be uncovered, fired and charged with treason! Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and AG Regulatory Rules are constantly violated by Traitors! The American Constitution gives Presidents powers to nominate, hire, terminate and pardon Americans! America is getting tough with Home Grown Traitors, Terrorists & Leakers! TRUMP will not pardon them!

Our President TRUMP must and will protect America and himself from Fake seditious inquisition threats! Seditious Elected Elitists and American Home Grown Traitors won’t accept Americas President TRUMP! “TRUMP will never be president”! They were WRONG. TRUMP will be impeached. They will be WRONG! A benefit of this fake investigation is the volume of incriminating evidence about our home grown Traitors! This Fake Russian investigation is the Real Collusion and Treason by Americas own home grown traitors! This Fake Investigations is doomed! The failure of this investigation guarantees TRUMP’s second term!

TRUMP, Commander in Chief, perseveres in governing, while enduring fake investigations and sedition! The US Government must and will soon charge, prosecute & convict corrupt elitist, politicians and traitors! Traitor’s true colors are now exposed! They will now pay the ultimate price, or America will face civil war! This “Real News” Investigation is currently uncovering the Corrupt DNC, their “Deep State”, and Others! Due to the scope and depth of this American Insurrection a Military Court Tribunal will likely be enforced!

These Treason Charges are the largest investigation in American history. Thousands will Plead Guilty! Corrupt Seditious Fake News Media propaganda reported to the world, Americas’ Military is falling apart! Treasonous Fake New Media lied when they stated the Five Branches of Military oppose Our President! Our president TRUMP has worked tirelessly reinforcing the quality of all of Americas Military Forces! Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is about to strip Seditious Media of their broadcast license! After American Traitors are charged and Convicted, I will Cease and Desist! American justice will prevail!

While TRUMP campaigned in several states daily, heir apparent Clinton assumed her throne ascension! Obama flew Clinton on “Air Force One” during her campaign. A “felony” misuse of government property! Crooked Media Polls and Stats are propaganda! Fake News Media never saw Clinton’s DOA Presidency! Clinton had a meltdown drunken stupor when TRUMP won. That night she showed her presidential value. The DNC and Clinton’s day late insincere concession speech confirmed they’ll never accept their defeat. Corrupt DNC controlled Media were ordered to continue their Seditious “Fake News” attacks on TRUMP!

TRUMP tweets it like it is and takes pretense out of President! TRUMP daily one-ups Fake New Media! Corrupt Media and million dollar reporters live for money and Fake News. Their survival depends on this! The greater the Fake News Media lies, the greater the audience! They all fight for exposure and money! Fake News is a trillion dollar business and a plague thru out the world! Crooked Media must be stopped! Corrupt Elitist Politicians and Media earn TRUMP’s retorts! Get over yourself! There are no sacred cows!

So what if RUSSIA hacked DNC servers! It’s a guarantee Corrupt DNC Government wiretapped TRUMP! America is hacked by many countries and international criminals every day! Forget obsessing on Russia! Logic clearly dictates that Russia may deserve thanks for showing the world all their internet weaknesses! America, like every country, are responsible for protecting their internet environments, or stop using them! Countries all around the world, and this includes America, interfere in other countries elections every day! America’s own political parties do more damage to their own election process than Russia could ever do!

Flynn was a member of the CIA working for Obama several years before TRUMP was elected president! Flynn stated he lied to the FBI! Judicial process states, Flynn’s testimony is useless without corroboration! Americans know Comey had a greater negative impact on Clinton’s DNC Election than Russia ever will! Comey cares little for America. If he did, he would have challenged TRUMP before he was fired, not after! Had TRUMP not fired Comey, he would’ve never said “TRUMP hoped I soon end the Flynn Investigation”! Comey admitted his Leak was a scheme to impeach TRUMP! This revealed Comey’s seditious intentions!

Ok if Obama starts fake Russian investigation of TRUMP! Must be ok if TRUMP starts real one of Clinton! Getting dirt on Candidates from Anywhere BUT Russia is OK, unless dirt is on TRUMP, not Clinton! LOL! Intelligence Community’s Director J Clapper, and his 16 branches, very likely, hid Clinton’s Russian Dirt! Comey and Mueller were ordered to only call the Clinton investigation a matter by Obama’s AG L Lynch!

Clinton team started “Birther Movement” when she campaigned against Obama, for the DNC nomination! Obama’s lawyer, Alexandra Hill, admitted Obama’s birth certificate was a forgery! MEDIA as always MIA! Obama became a felon by providing his forged birth certificate to the government MEDIA as always MIA! Obama shadows TRUMP around the world discrediting him. Logan Act: Obama investigated for treason! Obama, a president on an American pension, today conspires to overthrow the country that elected him!

Obama begged African Americans to vote for Clinton and the DNC party, or he will be personally insulted! Obama begged illegal immigrants “You can vote. Don’t worry you won’t get caught”! IC & FBI did nothing! The corrupt DNC party doesn’t own the African American, Hispanic and Minority vote, and they never will! Get rid of illegal votes from Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States, TRUMP definitely won “Popular Vote“! The corrupt MEDIA refused to cover or talk about the DNC party and Obama’s Voter Fraud Participation! Illegals living in America violate our immigration laws. DACA Dreamers, blame your parents, not America!

The Corrupt DNC Party, Clinton & Elitist Soros are guilty of funding riots, protests and seditious revolts! Corrupt DNC party’s’ seditious plans are leading to civil unrest, riots, deaths, and, if not checked, civil war! Sanctuary Cities, Counties & States sponsoring seditious riots, protests and revolts are also treasonous!

My Opiniontn9 · December 31, 2017 at 7:47 am

AMERICA FIRST: The same voting process that elected Barack Obama president also elected Donald J. TRUMP president. TRUMP is Americas’ choice for President and he was inaugurated President on Jan. 20, 2017. America and the world have accepted this. In four years TRUMP will be replaced, if America opts for a change! This is how it works in the free world. The alternative to a free world is a Dictatorship! Thanks to all for reading these views. Thank you for your positive support! Pease do your own research!

TRUMP kept campaign promise! Our New Tax Bill is America’s Competitive Advantage EVERYWHERE! Tax Bill Repealed ‘Obamacare Individual Mandate’! Now Americans won’t pay for not having insurance! American Patriots come in every color, size and shape! Traitors live only to destroy everything American! Americans Stand Guard against our enemies, both domestic and foreign who would do harm to America! Traitors have made it very clear; Traitors will destroy America, if necessary, unless TRUMP is impeached! If you had doubts about America and if you love your country, after reading this, you will Stand Guard!

TRUMP keeps campaign promise! Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital! US Embassy to be moved! TRUMP wants better relations with Russia, China, even North Korea! The status quo is clearly a failure! America must stop paying 22% of the annual UN Budget. Every member of the UN must pay their share! Seditious Elitist Politicians from both parties coerced President TRUMP into signing useless sanctions! Our Elitist Politicians and the UN are uniting China, Russia, North Korea and Iran with failed sanctions! The greatest threat facing mankind is North Korea! The UN must remove Kim Jong-un, or we’ll all PAY!!

TRUMP transcends both Democratic and Republican Parties and all their Corrupt Establishment Elitists. The election wasn’t won by the “Anybody but Trump” GOP party. TRUMP won, in spite of the GOP party! This election was a David vs Goliath marathon. TRUMP spent millions vs the Corrupt DNC spent billions. Mark Twain was quoted “We have the best government that money can buy”. Voters chose to end that! The choice wasn’t TRUMP vs Clinton. The choice was between the corrupt DNC party and America 1st.

The worst threat facing America isn’t North Korea! America’s worst threat is our own home grown traitors! Bernie Sanders DNC volunteer and American Traitor Hodgkinson failed to assassinate Steve Scalise (R)! When anyone, for any reason, DECLINE to confront others for their indiscretions, you don’t own it! Own it! Corrupt DNC have cannibalized their elected senators, in a desperate political scheme, to get at TRUMP! What’s unfolding in America is an international disgrace! If left unchecked, there will be another civil war! America’s history is foreboding! If seditious Americans can’t impeach TRUMP, then what, Assassination!

OBCESSED with blaming others for Clinton and the DNC defeat! Start Here: AMERICAN VOTERS, The DNC party, Media, Clintons, Obamas, J Podesta, E Warren, J Comey, A Weiner, H Abedin, L Lynch, D Wasserman Schultz, D Brazile, R Creamer, S Foval, Soros. Start by pointing fingers at yourself! Had the DNC party not been “Bought and paid for" by Clinton, Bernie Sanders may have been our new President!

It won’t be “business as usual” in Washington. President TRUMP is draining Washington of every traitor! Obama’s leftover staff should all worry! Many Leakers will be uncovered, fired and charged with treason! Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and AG Regulatory Rules are constantly violated by Traitors! The American Constitution gives Presidents powers to nominate, hire, terminate and pardon Americans! America is getting tough with Home Grown Traitors, Terrorists & Leakers! TRUMP will not pardon them!

Our President TRUMP must and will protect America and himself from Fake seditious inquisition threats! Seditious Elected Elitists and American Home Grown Traitors won’t accept Americas President TRUMP! “TRUMP will never be president”! They were WRONG. TRUMP will be impeached. They will be WRONG! A benefit of this fake investigation is the volume of incriminating evidence about our home grown Traitors! This Fake Russian investigation is the Real Collusion and Treason by Americas own home grown traitors! This Fake Investigations is doomed! The failure of this investigation guarantees TRUMP’s second term!

TRUMP, Commander in Chief, perseveres in governing, while enduring fake investigations and sedition! The US Government must and will soon charge, prosecute & convict corrupt elitist, politicians and traitors! Traitor’s true colors are now exposed! They will now pay the ultimate price, or America will face civil war! This “Real News” Investigation is currently uncovering the Corrupt DNC, their “Deep State”, and Others! Due to the scope and depth of this American Insurrection a Military Court Tribunal will likely be enforced!

These Treason Charges are the largest investigation in American history. Thousands will Plead Guilty! Corrupt Seditious Fake News Media propaganda reported to the world, Americas’ Military is falling apart! Treasonous Fake New Media lied when they stated the Five Branches of Military oppose Our President! Our president TRUMP has worked tirelessly reinforcing the quality of all of Americas Military Forces! Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is about to strip Seditious Media of their broadcast license! After American Traitors are charged and Convicted, I will Cease and Desist! American justice will prevail!

While TRUMP campaigned in several states daily, heir apparent Clinton assumed her throne ascension! Obama flew Clinton on “Air Force One” during her campaign. A “felony” misuse of government property! Crooked Media Polls and Stats are propaganda! Fake News Media never saw Clinton’s DOA Presidency! Clinton had a meltdown drunken stupor when TRUMP won. That night she showed her presidential value. The DNC and Clinton’s day late insincere concession speech confirmed they’ll never accept their defeat. Corrupt DNC controlled Media were ordered to continue their Seditious “Fake News” attacks on TRUMP!

TRUMP tweets it like it is and takes pretense out of President! TRUMP daily one-ups Fake New Media! Corrupt Media and million dollar reporters live for money and Fake News. Their survival depends on this! The greater the Fake News Media lies, the greater the audience! They all fight for exposure and money! Fake News is a trillion dollar business and a plague thru out the world! Crooked Media must be stopped! Corrupt Elitist Politicians and Media earn TRUMP’s retorts! Get over yourself! There are no sacred cows!

So what if RUSSIA hacked DNC servers! It’s a guarantee Corrupt DNC Government wiretapped TRUMP! America is hacked by many countries and international criminals every day! Forget obsessing on Russia! Logic clearly dictates that Russia may deserve thanks for showing the world all their internet weaknesses! America, like every country, are responsible for protecting their internet environments, or stop using them! Countries all around the world, and this includes America, interfere in other countries elections every day! America’s own political parties do more damage to their own election process than Russia could ever do!

Flynn was a member of the CIA working for Obama several years before TRUMP was elected president! Flynn stated he lied to the FBI! Judicial process states, Flynn’s testimony is useless without corroboration! Americans know Comey had a greater negative impact on Clinton’s DNC Election than Russia ever will! Comey cares little for America. If he did, he would have challenged TRUMP before he was fired, not after! Had TRUMP not fired Comey, he would’ve never said “TRUMP hoped I soon end the Flynn Investigation”! Comey admitted his Leak was a scheme to impeach TRUMP! This revealed Comey’s seditious intentions!

Ok if Obama starts fake Russian investigation of TRUMP! Must be ok if TRUMP starts real one of Clinton! Getting dirt on Candidates from Anywhere BUT Russia is OK, unless dirt is on TRUMP, not Clinton! LOL! Intelligence Community’s Director J Clapper, and his 16 branches, very likely, hid Clinton’s Russian Dirt! Comey and Mueller were ordered to only call the Clinton investigation a matter by Obama’s AG L Lynch!

Clinton team started “Birther Movement” when she campaigned against Obama, for the DNC nomination! Obama’s lawyer, Alexandra Hill, admitted Obama’s birth certificate was a forgery! MEDIA as always MIA! Obama became a felon by providing his forged birth certificate to the government MEDIA as always MIA! Obama shadows TRUMP around the world discrediting him. Logan Act: Obama investigated for treason! Obama, a president on an American pension, today conspires to overthrow the country that elected him!

Obama begged African Americans to vote for Clinton and the DNC party, or he will be personally insulted! Obama begged illegal immigrants “You can vote. Don’t worry you won’t get caught”! IC & FBI did nothing! The corrupt DNC party doesn’t own the African American, Hispanic and Minority vote, and they never will! Get rid of illegal votes from Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States, TRUMP definitely won “Popular Vote“! The corrupt MEDIA refused to cover or talk about the DNC party and Obama’s Voter Fraud Participation! Illegals living in America violate our immigration laws. DACA Dreamers, blame your parents, not America!

The Corrupt DNC Party, Clinton & Elitist Soros are guilty of funding riots, protests and seditious revolts! Corrupt DNC party’s’ seditious plans are leading to civil unrest, riots, deaths, and, if not checked, civil war! Sanctuary Cities, Counties & States sponsoring seditious riots, protests and revolts are also treasonous!

D Back · December 31, 2017 at 7:47 am

You mean the dummiecraps are struggling to understand why it took 7 years after they created isis to take them out?

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