The Influence of Trump’s Leadership Style on American Foreign Policy During Covid-19 Pandemic

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Sharon Pricilia Mareta Simin Muhammad Sigit Andhi Rahman http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4567-5100

Abstract

Scholars argue that Trump’s character and experience influence American foreign policy during a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. His controversial policy can be seen from his reopening of America agenda at a time when the situation was not conducive yet, the rejection to join COVAX, confrontational behavior toward WHO and China, the reduction of international engagement with the European Union to address COVID-19. This article examines how Trump’s leadership style influenced American foreign policy during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. It mainly uses psychobiography and content analysis as complementary methodologies. This article found that Trump is a predominant leader with a more goal-driven style. He is a leader who likes to challenge constraints, is closed to information, and is achievement-motivated, with an expansionist type. His personalities of high level of dominance, high self-confidence, emotional, ambitious and aggressiveness shaped his foreign policy to be inconsistent and unpredictable during the pandemic.


 


Keywords: American Foreign Policy, COVID-19 Pandemic, Donald Trump, Leadership Style

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SIMIN, Sharon Pricilia Mareta; RAHMAN, Muhammad Sigit Andhi. The Influence of Trump’s Leadership Style on American Foreign Policy During Covid-19 Pandemic. Intermestic: Journal of International Studies, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 209-235, nov. 2023. ISSN 2503-443X. Available at: <https://intermestic.unpad.ac.id/index.php/intermestic/article/view/562>. Date accessed: 01 mar. 2024. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24198/intermestic.v8n1.11.
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Research Article