A great read:

Nations with allies thrive, and those without them wither. Alone, America cannot protect our people and our economy.

“Change your leadership style,” I continued. “Coach and encourage; don’t berate, least of all in public.” But he soon reverted to demeaning his subordinates. I shouldn’t have been surprised.

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We may have many "allies" but we have only two true friends in the world, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Both countries are highly controversial (for good reason) and it speaks volumes about our priorities that we chose to go that route. Even Trump, rather than trying to buck this trend, loves them as much as any POTUS has.