Calling their scheme a “Committee to Save the World Order,” the dynamic globalist duo argued in CFR mouthpiece Foreign Affairs that Trump was working to “upend” their precious “world order.” “He has raised doubts about Washington’s security commitments to its allies, challenged the fundamentals of the global trading regime, abandoned the promotion of freedom and democracy as defining features of U.S. foreign policy, and abdicated global leadership,” the two claimed, assuming readers would agree with U.S. government policing of the world and submission to a globalist “trading regime” that undermines American independence, prosperity, and self-government. They lament that, contrary to the hopes of some — Obama even left a note in the Oval Office urging his successor “to sustain the international order” — Trump did not abandon his campaign promises and embrace a more “traditional” (read: globalist, militarist, and hyper-interventionist) so-called foreign policy.
Basically, the globalist screed complains that Trump refused to bow to CFR demands and defy the will of the American people. Instead, they whine, Trump went on to withdraw from the CFR-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pseudo-“free trade” regime that would have surrendered U.S. sovereignty to what then-Senator Jeff Sessions described as a European Union-style “Pacific Union” — a union in which America's vote would be equal to the votes of communist and Islamic dictators. (Parts of TPP have been resurrected in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiated by CFR member Robert Lighthizer.) The Foreign Affairs piece also bemoans Trump's announcement that the U.S. government would be withdrawing from the United Nations Paris agreement on “climate change,” a pseudo-treaty never ratified by the Senate that would undermine what's left of the U.S. economy, empower China and the world order, all while doing next to nothing to help the environment. The two globalists complain about the withdrawal from the CFR-backed Iran deal, too, as well as Trump's questions about NATO.