– “Trump says not to worry about his phone calls. But they’re just the start of how he’s shifting foreign affairs,” The Los Angeles Times online, Feb. 2, 2017, Noah Bierman and Tracy Wilkinson, 2/2/2017
FOREIGN POLICY/NATIONAL SECURITY: "Experts predicted contradictions will abound in Trump’s unorthodox attempts to make foreign policy, including frequent Twitter messages whose meaning can be difficult to discern.
It will be impossible, for example, for the Trump administration to form an alliance with Russia to fight Islamic State and then also pick a fight with Iran, which is a close ally of Moscow, said Doug Fife of the conservative Hudson Institute, a senior advisor in the George W. Bush administration.
'My sense is he has got a number of impulses and they don’t all harmonize,' Fife said."