It seems clear that Donald Trump, were he to become President, would totally upend American foreign policy, under both Republican and Democratic Presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.
His “love affair” with Russian leader Vladimir Putin is very dangerous, and will create instability in Europe, with the issue of the Baltic States being under threat, and undermining NATO in the process, which has been in effect since 1949.
His compliments of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will destabilize South Korea and Japan.
His lack of understanding of the complex Middle East will cause more disarray in an area already in turmoil.
His lack of knowledge of foreign policy will cause other nations, particularly our allies, to believe that he a dangerous, unstable individual to lead the most powerful nation in the world.
His temper, and poor judgment, will lead to foreign interventions out of pique.
We cannot afford someone as Commander in Chief who lacks the respect of the military and the intelligence community.
It is very disturbing that Donald Trump has a connection to, and admiration for, authoritarian leadership.
Trump’s Russian connections are very troubling, and his lying about his past connections and relationship to Vladimir Putin are alarming.
The fact that Trump has suggested strongly that NATO needs to be reconsidered as part of American foreign policy, and his threat to stand aside if Putin were to try to seize the Baltic States–Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia–is an opening for Putin to take action, threatening the stability of the entire European continent.
The reality that Trump has his top aide, Paul Mantafort, having had connections to a pro Russian government in Ukraine, is horrifying. Trump has said that Russia does not control the Crimean area, which is delusional.
And Trump has also praised Kim Jong Un, the maniac who runs North Korea and has threatened nuclear attack against its neighbors and the United States.
It is clear that Trump is ignorant of the effect of his statements on national security and relations with our allies.
Were he elected President, the whole world would be harmed by his reckless speech and actions.