Predict 2019? Whom are we kidding?

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reviewing the predictions in this column for what would happen in 2018 creates a conundrum.  Trump stayed consistent, proclaiming an “America First” foreign policy and taking disruptive steps consistent with what he promised. But he achieved few of his objectives. One is tempted to believe that the disruption, not the outcome, was the objective.

A year ago, this column distilled Trumpian foreign policy into the following seven categories:  (1) abjuring multilateral trade agreements in favor of one-on-one agreements where the United …

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