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US Faces Alienated Allies At G-20 Summit, Policy Analysts Say (CNBC)

July 7, 2017

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With the Trump administration backing out of the Paris climate agreement and proposing a border wall and steel tariff, its domestic priorities are causing more allies to become enemies, policy analysts said.

Scott Morris, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, agreed with Griswold, and blamed Trump for a possible trade war.

"It's another example of not treading carefully, not ... fully weighing these issues before making these public statements," Morris said on CNBC's "Squawk Alley."

With his focus poured into U.S. economic progress, Trump is arriving unprepared for the internationally focused G-20 summit, said Morris.

"This shoot-from-the-hip approach from the president ... doesn't inspire confidence that he's showing up in these meetings with a heavy command of the detail of what is a wide range of economic issues on the table," Morris said.

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