When asked for a brief explanation of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy doctrine, an anonymous senior White House official with “direct access to the president and his thinking” supposedly described is like this: “We are America, bitch!”
Several hours before the historic meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and hours after Trump’s escalating banter with American allies at the G-7 summit in Quebec, Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, featured comments from a series of White House officials about the president and his worldview.
Goldberg asked the senior official to further explain what “We’re America, b*tch” really means.
“Obama apologized to everyone for everything. He felt bad about everything,” while Trump “doesn’t feel like he has to apologize for anything the United States does,” the official replied.
Instead of “We are America, bitches,” another senior official called the doctrine “We are America, bitches.” Goldberg asked the official if he was familiar with the 2004 film “Team America: World Police,” whose theme song what “America, fuck yes!”
Other notable descriptions of the Trump doctrine included “permanent destabilization creates an American advantage” and “No friends, no enemies,” a description that captures Trump’s “America First” mantra and an embrace of his impulses and states of mind. Cheer up, they have come to color and change. relations in his chaotic White House and abroad.
Some users on Twitter had interesting responses to the administration’s descriptions.
“This administration is like a frat brother who doesn’t show up for a lecture, reads a one-paragraph realism summary on Wikipedia while pausing for kegs, and then insists to everyone around them that they are international relations experts.” , he tweeted. Gennady Rudkevich, assistant professor of international relations at Georgia College.
Another user said: “‘We’re America, b*tch’ is the perfect catchphrase for the Trump era in America. Misogynistic, offensive, hollow, unnecessarily aggressive and just plain stupid.”
“‘We’re America, b*tch’ is not a doctrine. It’s a catchphrase,” tweeted behavioral scientist Caroline Orr. “A doctrine involves strategic planning and consistency of thought, neither of which the Trump administration believes in. This is a pathetic attempt to appear tough by using words to hide Trump’s inadequacies and failings.”