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The upshot of Trump's zero foreign policy experience

Former presidents with this weakness used experienced advisers, but the Trump camp is just as inexperienced.

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Mr Trump may have to protect his extreme foreign-policy agenda from interference from the state bureaucracy. It is why he has begun appointing his trusted staff to the top White House jobs.

PRESIDENT-elect Donald Trump shares one weakness with former presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W Bush - none of them had much foreign-policy experience when they became president, and each was only partially successful in global diplomacy.

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