Donald Trump harshly repudiated years of foreign policy failures Wednesday and then tied them all together into the noose that he will use to hang Hillary Clinton with come election time. In a major speech given at Washington’s historic Mayflower Hotel, the Republican front-runner vowed that if elected president that he would pursue an “America first” foreign policy that strongly emphasized security and a return to economic prosperity. It was an address so bold and so stunning to an entrenched establishment and it’s ruinous ideology that he will be torn apart by the media muppets whenever they finish scraping their jaws off of the floor. Somewhere, William Kristol’s head exploded.
Trump eviscerated the dogma of globalism that has eaten away at the economic might of this once great country like a cancer. He blasted job destroying trade pacts like NAFTA and the forthcoming TPP aka Obamatrade that greedy corporations have exploited in an endless race to the bottom. Offshoring is like crack cocaine to CEO’s and the money changers on Wall Street and Obama’s crowing achievement will be getting his big trade sellouts rubber stamped by a lame duck Congress on his way out the door. Trump smartly linked the loss of American economic prowess to our national security, something that will only reap him the reward of eternal hostility from the establishment.
The Hill reports that “Trump warns against ‘false song of globalism’”:
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump warned against “the false song of globalism” in a major foreign policy address on Wednesday in an escalation of his rhetoric rejecting the current framework of international coalitions.
“We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism,” Trump promised during a speech in Washington.
“I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down,” he claimed. “And under my administration, we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.
“The nation-state remains the true foundation of happiness and harmony.”
Trump’s comments are among the most vivid depiction yet of his profound doubt in the framework of global institutions that have dominated the globe since the end of World War II.
Critics deride his rejection of that system as isolationist and warn that it would undermine the U.S.’s ability to shape events around the world.
But Trump has maintained that the current framework has left the U.S. lagging and has forced America to rush to other countries’ aid.
In his Wednesday address, which was widely interpreted as a moment for Trump to pivot from the primary campaign and attract support around the Republican Party, the GOP front-runner specifically mentioned NATO, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the U.S.’s alliances in the Asia-Pacific as worthy of reevaluation.
NAFTA, Trump said, “has been a total disaster for the United States and has emptied our states of our manufacturing and our jobs.”
If elected president, Trump promised to convene allies from NATO and Asia for summits that discuss “a rebalancing of financial commitments” and also “adopt new strategies for tackling our common challenges,” such as terrorism and migration.
Trump also called for our NATO allies to pay their fair share for their own defense which is especially critical given the increased level of hostility with Russia that now exists. No more freeloaders that are akin to leeches on the backs of the American taxpayers as well as an end to the era of nation building and Team America World Police. Trump gored so many an ox today that the pushback will be as savage as it will be sustained. It could however be the moment that Trump won the Republican nomination and quite possibly the presidency itself – it will be political suicide to make a case for not putting America first after today’s speech.
The winged monkeys swarmed very quickly. Sunday morning warmonger Lindsey Graham was understandably perturbed, calling it “pathetic” for he is one of the pimps of the very policies that Trump denounced. Hillary Clinton allies also pounced and “ridiculed” Trump’s belief that America should indeed come first. Globalist former Secretary of State and Clinton mentor Madeline Albright – whose very soul stinks of blood – was particularly derisive.
Naturally it was the Washington Post columnists who were caterwauling the loudest. The always smarmy Dana Milbank – who reviles Trump so much that he stooped so low as to exploit victims of the Holocaust to smear the Donald as a Nazi – was like clockwork with his screed. Milbank inveighed against the speech and mocked Trump for mispronouncing Tanzania:
He carefully read a speech somebody else had written, demonstrated both by his lack of familiarity with the content — he pronounced Tanzania as “Tan-ZANY-uh” — and by its un-Trumpian phrases such as “the false song of globalism” and “the clear lens of American interests.” This speech was at an eighth-grade comprehension level, five years beyond Trump’s usual.
The WAPO’s continuing hard-on for Trump stems largely from the fear that an outsider with an “America first” set of policies would rapidly put tens and thousands of think tank fatheads out on the street and forced to find real jobs. Imperial Washington has become bloated and decadent in cashing in on the fifteen year war on terror and six of the ten wealthiest counties in the nation surround the capitol city. Taxpayers are being fleeced to underwrite the livelihoods of those employed by what President Eisenhower warned of as the “military industrial complex” that has morphed into a surveillance state Gomorrah thanks to the big gold rush after 9/11. Nobody will ever lose money as long as the threat level remains elevated which it always will be with America being forced to defend the planet at the expense of ignoring the very real problems that exist within our own borders.
Trump represents a break with the past and his speech was a big step forward into a future that the elites will fight to their last breath to prevent from becoming a reality.