the only president who did Putin's bidding was Obama
President Trump was elected on 3 main planks:
no more stupid wars
A lot of us are sick of endless war in the mideast. Perpetual war for perpetual peace.
Traditional US foreign policy was to stay out of other people's wars. America should not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. And steer clear of permanent "entangling" alliances. Let's go back to that.
WW2 ended in 1945. The Korean War Armistice was in 1953. The Cold War ended in 1991.
The US still has what 40k troops in Japan, 35k in Germany, and 23k in South Korea, to name just the 3 largest deployments. According to the chart below, the US has troops in 177 countries. The UN has 193 members. There are so many troops on Guam, which we use as a permanent aircraft carrier, that Rep. Hank Johnson was concerned that Guam would tip over and capsize.
In 2017, the US spent 3.6% of GDP on defense. We're defending Germany which spent 1.2%. Why should the US pay to defend Germany when they can't be bothered to pay to defend themselves? The US is contributing something like 70% of NATO defense spending with only 4 other NATO members spending the 2% of GDP they're supposed to (Greece 2.4%, UK 2.1%, Poland 2.0%, Estonia 2.1%). Forbes
The only time Article 5 (NATO collective defense) has been invoked was following the 9/11 attacks, when most of our NATO allies sent "non-combat" assistance.
I'll dig out that old Eisenhower thread again
The first NATO supreme commander, Gen. Eisenhower, said in February 1951 of the alliance: “If in 10 years, all American troops stationed in Europe for national defense purposes have not been returned to the United States, then this whole project will have failed.”