U.S. Participation In G20 Served As Opportunity To Affirm American Values, Interests Abroad
New York Times: The Trump Vision for America Abroad
Gary D. Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, and H. R. McMaster, national security adviser
“President Trump just concluded a second overseas trip to further advance America’s interests and values, and to strengthen our alliances around the world. Both this and his first trip demonstrated the resurgence of American leadership to bolster common interests, affirm shared values, confront mutual threats, and achieve renewed prosperity. … [T]he United States remains the world’s single largest source of humanitarian assistance. At the G20, we committed an additional $639 million to help save the lives of the millions of people threatened by famine — and called on other nations to join us in doing more to address this humanitarian catastrophe. … America First is rooted in confidence that our values are worth defending and promoting. This is a time of great challenge for our friends and allies around the globe — but it is also a moment of extraordinary opportunity. The American delegation returned from the trip with tremendous optimism about the future and what the United States, our allies, and our partners can achieve together” (7/13).