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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Trump's Foreign Policy?



Millions of Americans are tired of being ignored and want radical change.

Regarded as an outsider in his own party – will Trump be able to implement his foreign policy approach? RT asks professor emeritus at Princeton University, contributing editor at The Nation magazine, Stephen Cohen.

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Blogger Ariel said...

Was this election a defeat for political correctness? In my opinion, that would be a good outcome.

Stephen Cohen claims that Bernie Sanders' ideas were more radical than anything Trump has said.

What Trump has said, though, that Bernie never said, was that NATO was obsolete, and that the U.S. should not come to the defense of a country that wasn't paying its fair share.

Trump advocated negotiating with Russia instead of using the military tactics that the U.S. has been engaged in.

I think that voters understood that the U.S. would go to war against Russia if Clinton were elected. If Trump has the strength of character to withstand pressures put on him to attack Russia, still remains to be seen.

He needs to rein in his ego or he might be very easy to manipulate.

Cohen makes an interesting observation that Trump ran against the leadership of the Republican Party, and they didn't help him very much to get elected.

Will Trump be able to cut taxes for working people? Will he be able to change treaties like NAFTA? Will he succeed in building the wall between the U.S. and Mexico? And on foreign policy, will he be able to buck the Republican party on our relationship with Russia?

Nobody knows, but he will be fighting the coalition of Democrats and Republicans that are prowar with Russia, and are vehemently opposed to collaborating with Russia. However, I believe that most Americans don't want war with Russia or China, and will support Trump in becoming national security partners.

Clinton has been engaged in a revival of McCarthyism. I agree that our struggle here is to support Trump in forging detente with Russia.

11/14/16, 1:41 PM  

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