NY Post | Trump’s foreign-policy speech will please voters

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04-27-16_Donald_Trump_Foreign_Policy_smallTrump’s foreign-policy speech will please voters — and corner Hillary

by Post Editorial Board | April 27, 2016

Donald Trump’s foreign-policy remarks Wednesday will serve him well with voters: He offered a clear critique of what the nation’s been doing wrong, and promised a new “coherent foreign policy based upon American interests and the shared interests of our allies.”

His “America First” approach is a clear contrast with Hillary Clinton — who embraces the foreign-policy establishment that Trump faults for failing the country.

He started by identifying the key problems: Too few resources, with a weakened military and a weakened US economy. Allies who aren’t stepping up — in part because they no longer trust Washington to have their backs.

Enemies who don’t fear us, and rivals who don’t respect us.

Above all, “America no longer has a clear understanding of our foreign-policy goals.” And we haven’t since the end of the Cold War.

All indisputably true.

Along the way, he slammed the Obama-Clinton record of “weakness, confusion and disarray” — while also disavowing the interventionism and naïve nation-building efforts of the Bush years.

This isn’t isolationism, but a longstanding US tradition that runs from the (Colin) Powell Doctrine all the way to Andrew Jackson.

In the same spirit, and also in stark contrast to Clinton, Trump repudiated mindless internationalism: Enough with agreements that limit the nation’s “ability to control our own affairs.” (Read More)


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