Donald Trump will use a teleprompter later today as he outlines his foreign policies.
With very little standing in his way from winning the nomination, and ultimately the White House, leaders from all over the world will hanging on Trump’s every word. Many governments have accused the billionaire of being a racist and a hate monger who is too erratic to be a world leader. Even here at home, numerous foreign policy experts and defense specialists warn that Trump’s views promote isolationism and pushes America into a corner no other nation wants to visit. The frown upon Trump’s proposals to make U.S. allies pay more for U.S. defense support.
“Part of what I’m saying is we love our country and we love our allies, but our allies can no longer be taking advantage of this country,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday night in a speech preview.
He said he would focus on nuclear weapons as the single biggest threat in the world today. “I’m probably the last on the trigger,” Trump told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, citing his opposition to the Iraq war.
Trump has sided with President Obama’s decision to send an additional 250 U.S. Special Forces into Syria but would not have made the decision public. “I would send them in quietly because right now they have a target on their back.”
He also said his speech would focus on the economics of foreign policy “because we’re getting killed on economics.” Trump’s detractors warn his tariffs will hurt the global economy. Trump says it will create more jobs at home.
Trump’s biggest proposals are what landed him in the position of frontrunner — he promised to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States and to build a wall to stop illegal aliens from entering the country. He has vowed to have Mexico pay for the wall — Mexico rejects the proposal.