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    German FM Slams Trump’s Foreign Policy Plan as Detached From Reality

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    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday criticized US presidential hopeful Donald Trump for his foreign policy plan that the German top diplomat said was too far from reality.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — A self-proclaimed Republican "presumptive nominee," Trump shared details of his foreign policy strategy in a speech in Washington on Wednesday, where he said he would put "America First" while cutting back on interventionism if elected.

    Steinmeier responded at a press conference in Berlin saying that, "I can only hope that the pre-election campaign in the United States will not be detached from reality."

    He criticized the US real estate mogul for pursuing contradictory goals of making "America first" and simultaneously withdrawing from international affairs.

    "The global security architecture has changed. It is no longer underpinned by two pillars. Neither can it be upheld unilaterally," the German top diplomat declared, adding international conflicts could only be resolved with the help of global powers like the United States and Russia.

    Last Sunday, Steinmeier said in an interview with a local broadcaster that Germany would likely miss outgoing US President Barack Obama because Berlin could not predict where the US foreign policy would go after he stepped down next January.


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