What are the basics of US politics

America-first policy

stands for the political focus of US politics under President Donald Trump. The USA is changing its political and trade policy orientation away from global responsibility towards a policy that only serves national interests and always focuses on the USA. The effects are dramatic: trade wars with China and the European Union (EU) have been instigated. NAFTA is being renegotiated under pressure from the USA and re-standardized as NAFTA 2.0 (USMCA). Many of the US's demands are made publicly effective in the media and made populist with the help of social media (Twitter policy). The US is deliberately orienting itself against globalization and multilateralism. The US's trading partners are realigning their trade policy. The USA is leaving the fully negotiated free trade agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Without the USA, the free trade agreement will be continued as TPP11 or Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and will successfully come into force at the end of 2018. The USA is permanently damaging itself and the world community with its isolationist policy (autarky). Customs, defense and punitive tariffs are introduced according to the mechanisms of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The USA is leaving more and more international agreements and negating payment obligations, including the USA has left UNESCO. The United Nations (UN) is ridiculed as a pointless institution. The WTO will be blocked in autumn 2019 due to the lack of appointments to the important dispute settlement body. With Trump's electoral defeat and the change of power to the US President Joe Biden the Americ-First policy has ended for the time being. Trump has not recognized his electoral defeat and continues to fight for his point of view and the Trumpism as a movement persists as opposition in the US - two impeachment proceedings against Trump have failed and a renewed presidential candidacy from him cannot be ruled out.