Does Donald’s foreign policy scream Hitler to you? Check this out.
Donald Trump outlined a series of foreign policy proposals Wednesday in Washington, pledging that putting Americans’ needs above those of foreign nations and alliances ‘will be the foundation of every single decision that I will make’ as president.
He summed it up as ‘America First’. But the slogan was seized on by critics as an inappropriate link back to the movement to keep the United States out of World War II on the grounds that the Nazis were not a threat.
Its most prominent spokesman was Charles Lindbergh, the aviator who had been a frequent guest of Hitler and who used a speech to claim that ‘the Jews’ were among the forces dragging the US into the war.
Trump hammered an ‘Obama-Clinton’ foreign policy legacy characterized by ‘no vision, no purpose, no direction, no strategy,’ the Republican front-runner sketched out abroad range of goals targeting Russia, China, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
‘America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration,’ he vowed.
Trump read from a teleprompter, an unusual but not unprecedented step for the man accustomed to shooting from the hip.
The prepared text tripped him up only once, when he mispronounced the name of the African nation of Tanzania.