How should America’s friends respond to Donald Trump’s assault on so much that the nation has stood for over the past 70 years? Photo: Reuters How should America’s friends respond to Donald Trump’s assault on so much that the nation has stood for over the past 70 years? Photo: Reuters
How should America’s friends respond to Donald Trump’s assault on so much that the nation has stood for over the past 70 years? Photo: Reuters
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

America has lost our trust. We must speak up – and retaliate

Philip Bowring says under Donald Trump, the US has turned its back on the values and principles it has long stood for, including free trade and international cooperation. Now is the time to stand up to Trump’s assault

How should America’s friends respond to Donald Trump’s assault on so much that the nation has stood for over the past 70 years? Photo: Reuters How should America’s friends respond to Donald Trump’s assault on so much that the nation has stood for over the past 70 years? Photo: Reuters
How should America’s friends respond to Donald Trump’s assault on so much that the nation has stood for over the past 70 years? Photo: Reuters
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Philip Bowring

Philip Bowring

Philip Bowring has been based in Asia for 39 years writing on regional financial and political issues. He has been a columnist for the South China Morning Post since the mid-1990s and for the International Herald Tribune from 1992 to 2011. He also contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal, www.asiasentinel.com, a website of which he is a founder, and elsewhere. Prior to 1992 he was with the weekly Far Eastern Economic Review, latterly as editor.