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Providing Foreign Assistance Plays Critical Role In U.S. Foreign Policy

The Hill: America first is America last in shaping our foreign assistance
Dan Glickman, vice president of the Aspen Institute

“…If President Trump succeeds in applying his ‘America first’ ideology to our foreign assistance program, no single thing would more quickly dethrone the United States as a world superpower and global guarantor of peace. … Foreign assistance provides critical aid to millions of people across the globe. … There is a bipartisan commitment to [these efforts] that has extended back generations. … Foreign aid is part of who we are and how we try to make the world a better place. Foreign aid, when spent wisely, is objectively useful, morally good, and one of the most important tools in our foreign policy toolbox. It’s part of what makes us the greatest nation on earth” (9/27).