Thursday, April 28, 2016

Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Speech (VIDEO)

Click through at Memeorandum, "DONALD J. TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH."

And watch, via CNN, "Donald Trump's entire foreign policy speech."

Trump's sounding a lot more restrained of late. He's positively gracious and subdued.

Also, at the Washington Post, "GOP front-runner dismisses globalism as damaging to U.S.":

Donald Trump said in a foreign policy speech delivered Wednesday that “America first” would be the “major and overriding theme” of his presidential administration, and he dismissed globalism as a “false song” that has helped bring America to its knees in the world.

Trump charged President Obama with direct responsibility for chaos in the Middle East, China’s rise and Russia’s hostility, along with a string of international “humiliations” that undercut respect for U.S. power. Offering few specifics, he said that as president he would reward friends, punish enemies — including “very, very quickly” destroying the Islamic State — and reexamine whether international institutions and alliances served U.S. interests.

“My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else,” Trump told about 100 invited guests and an equal number of journalists who attended the event hosted by the National Interest magazine at a Washington hotel.

The morning after he swept five Republican primaries in his steamrolling quest for the GOP nomination, Trump was somewhat subdued, reading his 40-minute address from a teleprompter without his usual bombast and with relatively few off-script interjections. A senior campaign official said that Trump had largely rewritten a draft prepared by staffers from ideas he has expressed during the campaign.

While he struck familiar themes of protectionism, nationalism and promises to correct “a reckless, rudderless and aimless foreign policy,” many of Trump’s more incendiary views were absent. There was no mention of Mexico, let alone the construction of a wall to keep out undocumented immigrants. Although he spoke vaguely of a “pause for reassessment” of immigration policy overall, he did not repeat his pledge to stop all Muslims from entering the country or his acquiescence to the spread of nuclear weapons...
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Plus, from David Horowitz, at FrontPage Magazine, "A QUICK REACTION TO TRUMP’S SPEECH":
If Mitt Romney had given the speech that Donald Trump did today, and if he had followed its strategy during the third presidential debate with Obama on foreign policy, he would have won the 2012 election. Trump’s themes were straightforward: Make America strong again, put America’s interests first. The Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy has strengthened our enemies, disparaged our allies, and earned us global disrespect. It has led to disasters that include the rise of ISIS and the destabilization of the Middle East. The theme of the Obama-Clinton-Kerry years has been the weakening of America – point Trump with maximum bite: “If President Obama’s goal had been to weaken America, he could not have done a better job.” And of course the Jeremiah Wright-Billy-Ayers-radical-Barack Obama did set out deliberately to do just that. Obama’s agenda is American weakness, which leads to losing. Trump’s agenda: we must start winning...

It was a good speech. Listen for a while at the video above.