Loss of US soft power the hard reality of Trump's first year

US President Donald Trump was responding to a question about charges from his political opponents in the aftermath of recent remarks that he is a racist

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The budget included trims of nearly 30 per cent for the State Department and the US Agency for International Development, and therefore entailed drastic reductions in programs focusing on global public health, food security, women's rights and myriad other issues. He has made global excursions to mentor young adults, delivered paid and unpaid speeches, and hunkered down to write his post-presidency book, while coordinating the operations of his foundation and presidential library.

And on the campaign trail he promised voters: "I'm going to be working for you".

Mr Trump is now viewed as the antithesis of the spirit of that era.

The president's aim is clear: to undermine an institution that is empowered by the First Amendment to hold him, and politicians of all stripes, accountable for their actions. Sen.

- In 2016, the GDP grew 2.2 percent during the second quarter and 2.8 percent during the third quarter. In August, the president flew Arizona where he met with Marines in Yuma and attended a campaign rally in Phoenix.

While he ditched the path-breaking Trans-Pacific Partnership, he did not abandon the long-standing military alliance between North American and European states. And he regularly attacks the credibility of the press, even threatening to tighten libel laws that help protect journalistic independence.

Mr Trump's bluster and chaotic style of governing have earned him epithets like being "a Frankenstein's monster of past presidents' worst attributes", in the words of a commentator in The Atlantic. But you remain in the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and the best-case scenario is that you emerge unindicted but saddled with mountainous legal bills.

What may alarm the White House is some opinion polls indicate support is slipping for Mr Trump among his core voters, including white men without a college degree and rural Americans.

"Trump can be friendly toward anyone, but I doubt if he thinks much about relating to Obama", Gingrich told ABC News. Amazon, which Bezos owns, will likely get a $723 million tax break in 2018 and a $1.3 billion tax break in 2019 as a result of the legislation, according to an analysis shared by CNBC.

Donald Trump is one of the most unpopular presidents in the modern era.

Gallego told NPR in April that Trump's trips are set to surpass the cost of Obama's flights during his presidency.

Leaving office was a change Barack Obama could believe in. The Tom Cotton approach has no viability here. It was 7.3 percent the previous year.

This uniformed call to arms began in earnest on January 9 with Meryl Streep's bellicose-riddled tirade at the Golden Globe Awards. That is pure racism - and the Republican Party, which traces its heritage to Abraham Lincoln, must decide whether to go along. Put yourself in their shoes. "When it comes especially to the president's political involvement but certainly all of this other stuff, he's keenly aware that there's nothing more that President Trump would like than to make Obama his foil".

Economic growth has been sluggish since the Great Recession.

Trump never got to sign a health care overhaul bill that repealed the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). But there is everything racist about the white ethnocentric theory of American identity that Trump champions with remarkable frankness.

Repealing the mandate could prompt healthier Americans to skip insurance, driving up premiums for sicker customers. In covering Trump, they have to be as fearless as possible, as accurate as possible and as fair as possible.

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