“WE MUST MAKE AMERICA STRONG AGAIN”
by Sharon Rondeau
The Obama regime has been loathe to use the terms “Islamic extremism” or “radical Islam.”
He said that the U.S. military must be “rebuilt” with superior equipment and more personnel, citing the Navy’s diminished numbers during the seven years of the Obama regime.
Trump said that the “commitment” of the United States government should be “absolute” in caring for military veterans. “Our veterans have not been treated fairly or justly,” he said at 12:58 p.m. EDT.
He said that “American interests” must be put first in foreign policy matters.
In touching on many topics related to foreign policy, he often cited the growing national debt, which has surpassed $18 trillion under Obama.
In regard to China and Russia, Trump said that the U.S. should “approach them with open eyes” but that the “cycle of hostility” might be ended with “a deal.” “We’re going to find out,” he said, reserving the right to “walk away from the table” if negotiations should break down.
Trump said that the Middle East is in upheaval today because of Obama’s approach to Libya and subsequent abandoning of the country’s citizens and government. He claimed that ISIS was created out of a power vacuum once Libya and other countries descended into chaos.
Trump said that U.S. foreign policy has been faulty since the end of the Cold War.
“I will not hesitate to deploy military force when there’s no alternative, but when America fights, it must fight to win,” Trump said. He said the foreign policy of Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, “has been a complete and total disaster.”
Clinton is currently leading over Bernie Sanders for the Democrat presidential nomination.
“If I draw a line in the sand, I will enforce that line in the sand; believe me,” Trump said.
He said that “new people” must replace “old people” in government who may not be effective in today’s foreign policy.
“I will seek a foreign policy that all Americans, whatever their party, will support,” Trump said at 1:07 p.m. EDT.
“We want to bring peace to the world,” he said, advocating diplomacy over “military interventions.”
He denounced “globalism” and “international unions that tie us up and bring America down.”
“We will not apologize for becoming successful again,” he said at 1:11.
The speech concluded at 1:13 p.m.