Trump questioned loyalty of allies, says new book

To chief strategist Steve Bannon (above), the rules-based, international democratic order is an old-world order, writes Bob Woodward in his book Fear: Trump In The White House (right).
To chief strategist Steve Bannon the rules-based, international democratic order is an old-world order, writes Bob Woodward in his book Fear: Trump In The White House (above).PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
To chief strategist Steve Bannon (above), the rules-based, international democratic order is an old-world order, writes Bob Woodward in his book Fear: Trump In The White House (right).
To chief strategist Steve Bannon (above), the rules-based, international democratic order is an old-world order, writes Bob Woodward in his book Fear: Trump In The White House.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Writer Woodward details meeting offering insight into US leader's America First policy

Six months into his presidency, Mr Donald Trump crossed the Potomac River to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. US Defence Secretary James Mattis and economic adviser Gary Cohn had prepared a comprehensive briefing on the geopolitics of the international order for the 45th President of the United States.

This meeting, detailed in Mr Bob Woodward's Fear: Trump In The White House, offers a critical insight into Mr Trump's guiding philosophy of America First.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline 'Trump questioned loyalty of allies, says new book'. Print Edition | Subscribe