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Trump's adversarial policy stance a deal-breaker

President-elect Donald Trump wants to be like former US president Franklin D Roosevelt but he lacks FDR's distinction of character.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 05:50

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From supporting Russia's President Putin to hectoring US allies Japan and Korea over paying for US troops to stay in their countries, Mr Trump has failed to show that he can act responsibly as a leader of the only global superpower.

PRESIDENT-elect Donald Trump views himself as a juggler of foreign and domestic policy, and a tough dealmaker. He admires former president Franklin D Roosevelt for his unmatched skill in "keeping many balls in the air".

Mr Trump, of course, does not have the stature of FDR, who once

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