Several dozen Republican foreign policy experts including Sen. Ted Cruz, conservative radio host Mark Levin, and the website The Conservative Review have accused GOP front-runner Donald Trump of being “fundamentally dishonest” and “unfit” to be president, as the property developer closes in on the party’s nomination.
On Monday, Trump held a meeting in Washington, DC to name members of this foreign policy advisory team. In attendance was Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, along with former Speaker Newt Gingrich. One thing Trump wanted to make clear, he doesn’t want the United States to be the policeman of the world, that’s right, he’s taking a noninterventionist approach.
For more years than I can remember, the majority of Americans have complained that the US should stop being the police of the World – that “Regime Change’ around the world is destroying the image of our country.
So when Donald Trump sets himself to halt this, which has had such long-term support – he’s labled as an Isolationist! How can anyone not admit to the Anti-Trump bias of the Media and how eagerly they attack him when he’s agreeing with their positions?
From The Washington Post:
“I do think it’s a different world today, and I don’t think we should be nation-building anymore,” Trump said. “I think it’s proven not to work, and we have a different country than we did then. We have $19 trillion in debt. We’re sitting, probably, on a bubble. And it’s a bubble that if it breaks, it’s going to be very nasty. I just think we have to rebuild our country.”
He added: “I watched as we built schools in Iraq and they’re blown up. We build another one, we get blown up. We rebuild it three times and yet we can’t build a school in Brooklyn. We have no money for education because we can’t build in our own country. At what point do you say, ‘Hey, we have to take care of ourselves?’ So, I know the outer world exists and I’ll be very cognizant of that. But at the same time, our country is disintegrating, large sections of it, especially the inner cities.”
Here are five names Trump introduced:
- Walid Phares, a professor at the National Defense University who has testified on Capitol Hill about the Middle East and international security.
- Carter Page, an energy industry executive and former investment banker.
- George Papadopoulos, a former adviser to Ben Carson who directs the London Centre of International Law Practice’s center on international energy law and security.
- Joe Schmitz, a former Pentagon inspector general who now runs a consulting firm.
- Keith Kellogg, a former lieutenant general in the Army who now works with an IT security consultant in Virginia.
The names listed by Trump are not household names we are used to hearing, and only a few appear to be veterans of the upper reaches of former Republican administrations, as is common for leading presidential contenders, but as we know Trump is not business as usual. Yet his decision to outline the framework of his national security team is likely to calm some nerves among GOP officials.
So he names a team and guess what – it will be criticized and picked apart by his opponents and the media. Just remember one thing, Trump didn’t become successful because he was clueless, he’s a winner, plain and simple!
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