With President Obama on his last trip abroad, we look at Donald Trump’s America First philosophy and what it may mean for the world.
We’ve got a world on edge right now as president-elect Donald Trump moves toward the White House. President Obama is abroad, trying to reassure allies but also warning against the rise of crude nationalism. Donald Trump is in Trump Tower, scrambling to put together a foreign policy team that will march under his “America first” banner. The era of post-war American leadership and globalization itself may be closing right now. This hour On Point, the world and “America first.” — Tom Ashbrook
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CBS News: Obama tries to reassure Europe on final international trip — "President Obama arrived in Greece Monday morning for his final trip abroad while in office. Before his departure, the president said part of his mission is to reassure allies about Donald Trump."
CNN: Obama arrives in Europe with conciliatory message on Trump — "At stops in Greece, Germany and Peru, Obama will be left explaining the US election results to foreign counterparts whose anxieties about Trump he's been fueling for more than a year by denouncing Trump from podiums across the globe. Obama must now convince foreign governments and populations that the future isn't as bleak as he once predicted."
POLITICO: Trump victory provokes crises in foreign policy -- "The mere fact of Trump’s election will produce political instability in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, experts say, as world leaders scramble to prepare for potentially radical shifts in American foreign policy and brace for global financial panic."
This program aired on November 16, 2016.