While journalistic whore houses like the New York Times and EL PAÍS call him unfit to be president, on Wednesday, Donald J. Trump launched another blow at those who still doubt that he is darn serious about his candidacy.
Trump’s message was clear and direct, as his speeches usually are. He emphasized very important points that may not escape public scrutiny now or at any point in the near future. First, a Trump presidency will be one that puts America first and, second, globalism has no room in the future of the country that he expects to lead.[pullquote align=”left”]“We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism,” Trump promised during a speech in Washington.[/pullquote]The Republican presidential frontrunner addressed the world, as surely all of his detractors and many of his followers were tuning in everywhere. If Mr. Trump actually delivers on half of what he spoke about in his speech, America and the world may look very differently in the years to come.
His most significant promise was his intention to implement a real foreign policy, as supposed to the arm twisting that America has adhered to since the Cold War. According to Trump, grave mistakes have been made since the last great war, both purposely and otherwise.
“We tore up what institutions they had and then were surprised at what we unleashed. Civil war, religious fanaticism, thousands of Americans and just killed be lives, lives, lives wasted. Horribly wasted. Many trillions of dollars were lost as a result,” remembered Trump.
Make no mistake. America’s arrogance and incompetence resulted in the world we live in today. It is Trump’s firm belief that it was America’s foreign policy what created world enemies like ISIS. According to him, regional players like Iran, North Korea and others emerged more powerful as America sought to fulfill the interests of the globalists who, up until today, control American domestic and foreign policies.
The same has happened in areas like trade and industry, two of Trumps signature issues during his campaign. Both trade and industry occupy large portions of his speeches everywhere he goes, as he understands that a country without industry or fair trade, in a bilateral or multilateral fashion, cannot compete in the 21st century.
“First, our resources are totally over extended. President Obama has weakened our military by weakening our economy. He’s crippled us with wasteful spending, massive debt, low growth, a huge trade deficit and open borders. Our manufacturing trade deficit with the world is now approaching $1 trillion a year,” said Trump. In fact, and to be fair, Obama is only the last of the front men who have presided over the slow but decisive collapse of the US as a world power.
“We’re rebuilding other countries while weakening our own. Ending the theft of American jobs will give us resources we need to rebuild our military, which has to happen and regain our financial independence and strength,” he added.
But the headline of the day came towards the end of his speech.
“We’re a humanitarian nation, but the legacy of the Obama-Clinton interventions will be weakness, confusion and disarray, a mess. We’ve made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than ever before. We left Christians subject to intense persecution and even genocide.”
Trump rejected the current notion that Russia and China are two of the greatest military menaces for America, and instead spoke about the need to seek common ground. “We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China. We have serious differences with these two nations, and must regard them with open eyes, but we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests”.
Right after declaring the Obama-Clinton foreign police a failure, Trump made it clear that globalism will not be a part of his administration, should he be nominated and then elected president.
“Our goal is peace and prosperity, not war and destruction.”
“We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism. The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down and will never enter…”
“And under my administration, we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.”
Trump gave the example of NAFTA, the so-called North American Free Trade Agreement, which has been one of the worst deals in the last 50 years. “Never again, only the reverse”.
With his speech today, Donald J. Trump has risen far above his opponents in the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. He has galvanized his supporters even more while leaving a clear warning to his detractors, and more importantly, to the globalists who are now in possession of the United States of America. To them, he has said: “You’re fired!”