Trump is the first US president, who does not advocate for human rights, renowned political scientist says
Distinguished political scientist Professor Francis Fukuyama observed in his assessment of Donald Trump’s presidency that he is the first president, who does not defend and advocate for human rights. “Trump is the first president in living memory who has not paid even lip service to the importance of democracy or human rights around the world”, Fukuyama wrote in Washington Post.
Political scientist criticized Trump for his acceptance of dictators including Abdel Fatah al-Sissi of Egypt and Recep Tayyip Erdo?an in Turkey. Fukuyama explained that embracing these types of dictatorship Trump sent “powerful signals that “the world’s leading democracy no longer cares for democracy elsewhere.”
Fukuyama predicts that the legacy of Donald Trump will be negative from at least four reasons: undermining of informal norms regarding U.S. government, contempt for public servants, and inconsequential foreign policy expressed in his infamous habit of twitting.
Is a president tweet the same things as U.S. policy? Neither our friends nor our enemies know, and credibility is the coin of the realm in foreign policy. How this policy will play in the real crises we face in Asia, Europe and the Middle East is unknowable at this juncture…
The major weaknesses, which indicate that “Trump is more likely to go down in history as weak and effective president than American tyrant are ignorance of workings of US government and structural, which is lack of broad base that would help him to achieve some elements of his program, for instance infrastructure.
Author warns that American system contain a president who displayed little respect for legal and ethical constraints but Trump’s presidency will abate global stability.