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Eric Trump said the US shouldn't be 'the police force of the entire world' at Americans' expense


There's no denying that the U.S. is influential on the world stage. But Eric Trump said the country should put limits on its efforts to solve international problems.

During a segment on "Fox and Friends," Trump said he doesn't believe America should be policing the world at the expense of Americans.

"We don't need to go out and we don't need to be the police force of the entire world at the behest of the American people," Trump said. "We don't need to fund all these various world initiatives at the behest of, again, the American people."

"Everybody can contribute in their own way, and we can work together in a great way," Trump added. "And if somebody fails to do so then, quite frankly, they're not being great allies."

Ever since Donald Trump declared his candidacy for president two years ago, he has campaigned to put Americans first, even employing the phrase "America First" in his speeches.

In keeping with that theme, Trump has criticized allies within NATO for not paying their fair share in defense spending, and is also pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, saying that the accord hurts American interests.

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