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Opinion The American president is no longer the most powerful leader in the world

Columnist George F. Will says President Trump's scattershot economic policy has surrendered the world stage to China. (Video: Gillian Brockell, Kate Woodsome, James Pace-Cornsilk/The Washington Post)

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