Trump’s State of the Union address to lay out foreign policy wins
As President Trump makes his second State of the Union address on Tuesday, his notion to diminish the nation’s role as global cop continues to reverberate worldwide.
In a 2018 survey by the Pew Research Center, opinions of the U.S. can be seen as varying greatly around the world, with enthusiastic ratings among people in Israel (83 percent), South Korea (80 percent) and Japan (67 percent), and much less enthusiasm in Mexico (32 percent) Germany (30 percent) and Russia (26 percent).
For instance, last May Trump fulfilled a key campaign promise by opening the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and recognizing that city as the “true capital” of Israel. (The embassy had been in Tel Aviv.)
The international community largely does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; it continues to be claimed by both Israel and the Palestinians.
On another front, Trump said he would talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un regarding his nuclear arsenal during the campaign — and the pair did indeed meet in June 2018, though several private analysts have published reports detailing continuing North Korean development of nuclear and missile technology since that Singapore face-to-face.