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America's not a poor country, Donald

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WE are a very wealthy society, and we shouldn't forget it. Donald Trump apparently has - along with many other people. Visiting recently with The Washington Post editorial board, here's how Mr Trump explained his suggestion that the United States limit its overseas military commitments, including support for Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), founded in 1949: "I think that we are not in the position that we used to be. I think we were a very powerful, very wealthy country. And we're a poor country now . . . We're spending . . . to protect other countries. We're not spending it on ourselves."

Many Americans would surely agree, but this version of reality is wildly at odds with...

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