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Is President Trump Replicating His Loneliness In Our Foreign Policy?

Jun 11, 2018

It's lonely at the top.

President Trump has a lot of acquaintances but not many close friends, according to those who know him best. 

The president is a lonely man.

It's evident in the way he isolated America from its closest Western allies during this weekend's G7 Summit. It's evident in the cruelty of an immigration policy that separates children from their parents. 

Last week's CDC report notes loneliness as one likely factor in the rising rates of suicide. The president is not alone in his loneliness but is his isoation infecting all of us and our country?

Rebecca Solnit writes that she has run across men who have become so powerful that there is no one to tell them when they are cruel, or foolish, or repugnant. "If you are not wiling to hear how others feel, what others need, when you do not care, you are not willing to acknowledge others' existence. "

"That's how it's lonely at the top."

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