Few details emerged from the speech on foreign policy, but Trump, in an address focused more on domestic issues and healthcare, shared a hopeful note of stability and friendliness with the world.
Trump promised "to find new friends (in the world) and forge new partnerships, where shared interests align,” he said.
Hopefully the 250th year for America will see a world that is more peaceful, more just and more free.” The Truman Center, a non-profit which advocates for defense, diplomacy, economic and democratic leverage to advance U.S.
interests, blasted Trump's speech as "indicative of the total lack of regard in his administration for the challenges and opportunities America faces in the world.” Trump, in just over a month in office, "has pushed cruel and ineffective immigration policies that undermine the fight against ISIS, planned a reaction to a North Korean missile test in the open air of his Mar-a-Lago club, defended the shortest-serving National Security Advisor in U.S.
"The American people and our allies around the world deserve better.”