“America is going to be strong again. America is going to be great again. It’s going to be great again.”
The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination – Donald J. Trump – confidently promised a foreign policy that would put “America First” after his resounding victories in the East during his speech last April 27, 2016. He emphasized on his plans of building up the military, destructing Islamic State, and rejecting some trade deals that had limited the nation’s capabilities while putting due criticism on the administration of President Obama and the opposing candidate in the general election, Former Secretary Hillary Clinton.
Contrary to his usual speaking style, the billionaire celebrity delivered his statements in a more restrained manner. In his declaration of the “America First” as the major theme of his administration – making no American citizen left to feel that their needs come second to the citizens of foreign countries; he added that his policy will put the interest of the American people and the American security on top.
Though his half hour speech appeared to more on rhetoric than the usual, signs of Trump dialing back to the bombastic approach has alarmed quite a number of foreign policy communities. There were some negative response brought about his speech and some criticism that have been prompted by his visions and plans in line with his theme.
The opposing camp – Clinton – plans to give a more detailed response to these statements later on Wednesday which will be led by the former secretary of State Madelaine Albright and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.