Charles Krauthammer: Trump's Foreign Policy Speech Reminded Me Of Rand Paul


Charles Krauthammer, Laura Ingraham, and Charles Lane react to Donald Trump's major foreign policy speech on Fox News Channel's Special Report.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The problem I had with the speech is it doesn't change my perception of Trump on foreign policy... it was remarkable, he gives a speech that is now written and that he reads off a teleprompter, but it is as wandering and meandering and incoherent as when he speaks off the cuff.

I thought the purpose of the speech was to give it a theme and a frame, but even the statement he gave is contradictory. If we're out of the business of building nations, meaning sustaining them after we go in, how do you produce stability?

... He complains about Iran's advances in the region, but unless you have a presence in there, unless you want to be active, unless you are looking to something larger than the narrowest nationalism you have to be involved.

So on one hand it was sort of semi-isolationist, like Rand Paul respectable but I don't think mainstream among conservatives. On the other hand, I don't think it was consistent.

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