Originally posted by kmax87
Trump gave a rousing speech to the people. His theme of the government being given back to the people interlaced with all his stump speech greatest hits, encapsulated in two words America First, will probably not play well internationally.
Do Americans think this unabashed almost brutal one-note symphony, 'America First', will be in American's best self interest in the long run?
Can Trump live up to his pledge?
Regarding "America First", since he also said:
We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world - but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example - we will shine - for everyone to follow.
I don't think that there will be much international concern over "putting America First". It seems to be a statement that as US President he will act in the interests of the US, what's not clear is how that is different from other US Presidents. I emphasised the bit about other nations putting their own interests first and included the sentence containing "not imposing our way of life" because that does distinguish him from the neo-conservatives who want to turn the rest of the World into clones of the US. Distancing himself from that
policy will be welcomed internationally.
As far as concrete promises go, he's said he'll repatriate jobs, he didn't mention any walls, he would increase military spending - as if the US military wasn't big enough already - but that will create jobs, and start a war on radical Islam. So, other than repatriating jobs he hasn't promised anything new