Make America Great Again: Donald Trump and Redefining the U.S. Role in the World

  title={Make America Great Again: Donald Trump and Redefining the U.S. Role in the World},
  author={Jason A. Edwards},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  pages={176 - 195}
  • J. Edwards
  • Published 12 March 2018
  • Political Science
  • Communication Quarterly
In this article, I explore presidential candidate Trump’s rhetoric concerning America’s role in the world. I argue Trump’s rhetoric broke with the post-World War II consensus of maintaining and extending U.S. globalism. I further assert that Trump modified America’s exceptionalist arguments that served as rhetorical support for this consensus. Trump’s rhetoric suggested the United States’ current path in foreign policy was in a state of chaos that needed to be curtailed. His rejection of this… 
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