U.S. President Donald Trump is building a new world order upheld by American leadership and democracy, his secretary of state told diplomats at an event in Brussels on Tuesday, blaming Iran and China for instability in the world.
“In the finest traditions of our great democracy, we are rallying the noble nations to build a new liberal order that prevents war and achieves greater prosperity,” Mike Pompeo said in a foreign policy speech.
“Under President Trump, we are not abandoning international leadership or our friends in the international system,” he said. “Even our European friends sometimes say we’re not acting in the free world’s interest. This is just plain wrong.”
.@SecPompeo's curious charm offensive in #Brussels: attacks multilateralism, #EU bureaucrats, insists #US rightly putting American interests before "liberal intl order" & @realDonaldTrump = bold leadership. Speech mostly greeted w/ stunned silence https://t.co/W9qxxotnRQ
— David M. Herszenhorn (@herszenhorn) December 4, 2018
“Our mission is to reassert our sovereignty to reform the liberal international order & we want our friends to help us & exert their sovereignty. We aspire to make the international order serve our citizens –not control them. America intends to lead –now and always.” @SecPompeo pic.twitter.com/qtYtM71pk1
— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) December 4, 2018