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News Foreign Policy Tuesday, Sep 6 2016

American Bridge Statement On Trump Saying He'd Abandon U.S. Allies On North Korea

Sep 06, 2016

At a town hall this afternoon, Donald Trump said that, as president, he would refuse to address the problem of North Korea, adding, “China can solve the problem.”

The remark fits into a larger trend of Trump indicating he would abandon important U.S. allies in a time of crisis, and it’s just the latest indication of his profound foreign policy ignorance.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on the latest indication of Trump’s lack of commander-in-chief readiness:

“North Korea regularly threatens attacks on the United States and other key American allies, but Donald Trump today telegraphed that he would do nothing to prevent North Korea from following through on its threats.

“Trump went as far as saying he’d remove American leadership and cede our role as the dominant superpower safeguarding the world to China. Trump continues to prove his reckless form of foreign policy, if one can even call it that, would be dangerous to the security of the United States and our allies.

“Trump has repeatedly praised dictatorial figures, from Saddam Hussein to Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. And in recent weeks, Trump has even embraced Kremlin talking points on Crimea, saying he’d consider recognizing Russia’s claim to the region. What’s next for Trump on foreign policy, co-opting North Korea’s messaging?”

Published: Sep 6, 2016

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