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resident Trump’s combative and defiant brand of nationalism enraged his critics — some within his own administration — as much as it buoyed his base. The narrative, which calcified to a stubborn degree these past four years, was that he coddled adversaries and cold-shouldered allies, leaving America isolated.
Setting aside that Trump counter-claims Joe Biden would go easy on Iran and China, his top diplomat has another rebuttal to these kinds of charges. The claims of a go-it-alone approach, he contends, simply aren’t true.
“I hear some attack us, saying we don’t build coalitions, it’s America alone,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo …