We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past.
President-elect Donald Trump delivered a speech in Cincinnati, Ohio in his first stadium-sized rally since his November 8 victory over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
The “USA Thank You Tour 2016” will bring the PEOTUS back in front of the audiences that ushered in his general election victory. After weeks shuttling between Washington and Trump Tower Manhattan, the upcoming rallies are not only a thank you to his supporters but a vital instrument to maintain the movement enthusiasm that was unleashed by his candidacy.
If the next President is going to govern in the spirit of his campaign, the rally was an appropriate reminder to the people in the rustbelt and the politicians in Washington that President-elect Trump is an outsider that intends on adhering to the alternative policies he supported on the campaign trail.
In foreign policy, though there has been much written by the commentariat class that insists his choices for key national security and cabinet positions are a “betrayal” of his promise, Donald Trump maintained the same positions in his December 1 Cincinnati speech as those declared on the campaign trail. He vowed to stop America from overextending its resources in the Middle East. To do that, his administration would not pursue risky regime change strategies and instead, mount an “America First” foreign policy.
On defense, we will begin a major national effort to rebuild our badly depleted military. We have no choice. The world is a tinder box. We want a strong military that ideally we don’t have to use. Although, we will destroy ISIS.
We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments. 6 trillion dollars [wasted] in the Middle East. Our goal is stability, not chaos. We want to rebuild our country. We will partner with any nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism. In our dealings with other countries, we will seek shared interests wherever possible and pursue a new era of peace, understanding, and good will.