The extremism of Donald Trump’s Republican Party will be on full display from the start of proceedings today (chaotic rules fight and Nazi accusations anyone?) in Cleveland. Though Trump will only be speaking briefly to introduce his current wife, there’s no doubt that his anti-choice, anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant rhetoric will be peppered throughout the speakers’ remarks.
Oh, and Scott Baio will be here too.
Monday night’s “theme” at the Trump convention is “Make America Safe Again”. Trump’s plan to get there includes statements such as: “I love war.” “I would bomb the sh*t out of them.” “I think there’s too much diplomacy.” “I know more about ISIS than the generals do — believe me.” “I’m good at war.” “We have nuclear capabilities, I’m not going to take it off the table.”
Sounds like a well-reasoned road map to strengthen our country.
Donald Trump somehow expects to use his convention to convince voters that he can lead the country with a pragmatic and stable foreign policy doctrine grounded in rationality and diplomacy.
The Trump Doctrine spurns diplomatic compromise as weak, alienates allies, and celebrates torture. Just look at who Trump admires or has tried to do business with: Kim Jong-Un, Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, and Vladimir Putin.
Donald Trump thinks watching the Sunday shows and “speaking with [him]self” (because he has a very good brain) qualifies him to lead the country, but the reality is Trump is fundamentally unfit to be commander in chief. Electing Trump wouldn’t “Make America Safe Again”, it would make us more unsafe and unstable than at any point in our history.
Here’s a quick rundown of Trump National Convention speakers today:
Published: Jul 18, 2016