America’s influence, once so dominant, waning under Trump

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TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press It's whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China's halls of power. It's lamented in the capital cities of key U.S. allies and welcomed in the Kremlin. Three years into Donald Trump's presidency, America's global influence is waning. In interviews with The Associated Press, diplomats, foreign officials and scholars from numerous countries describe a changing world order in which the United States has less of a central role. And in many ways, that's just fine with the White House. Trump campaigned on an ''America First'' foreign policy and says a strong United States will mean a stronger world. "The future doesn't belong to globalists," Trump told the U.N. General Assembly in September. "The future belongs to patriots." Trump insists he's aban
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