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“Not only does President Trump clearly have a lesser understanding of the world and its problems than his predecessor, he has presented no clear policy frameworks for the world to understand where he would like to go,” Thomas Bernes, a career foreign service officer for Canada and a distinguished Fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation, told VICE News. “The result is a global policy vacuum.”

In addition, Bernes said, Trump’s lack of appointments in his senior administration “leaves the world with very few officials to talk to.”

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