Trump’s New Foreign Policy Motto: ‘America First’
Donald Trump sat down with the The New York Times and laid out his foreign policy strategy, which Gawker Media called of being a “protection racket.”
“I’m not isolationist, but I am ‘America First,’” the GOP frontrunner told the Gray Lady.
“We have been disrespected, mocked, and ripped off for many, many years by people that were smarter, shrewder, tougher,” he said.
“So America first, yes, we will not be ripped off anymore. We’re going to be friendly with everybody, but we’re not going to be taken advantage of by anybody.”
The Hill reports:
The U.S. is up to $21 trillion in debt, he said, and a lot of that is “all of these horrible, horrible decisions.”
“(We’re) protecting Saudi Arabia and not being properly reimbursed for every penny that we spend,” he said, alleging that the U.S. pays for bases in the country while it’s raking in “a billion dollars” a day.
Trump also said that as president he would reevaluate some of the United States’ existing relationships with its allies, including Japan and South Korea, and he called NATO ‘obsolete.