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Friday, April 29, 2016

Pundits Hated Trump’s Nonsensical Foreign Policy Speech

The reviews are in for Donald Trump’s widely anticipated foreign policy speech, and the overwhelming consensus was that it was an unmitigated disaster, full of contradictions and policy prescriptions that annoyed pundits and commentators across the spectrum.

In The Atlantic, Peter Beinart wrote that Trump’s amalgamation of various Republican foreign policy talking points contrasted with the traditional Republican line (neoconservative remnants of the George W. Bush administration). This was about as generous as reviews of the speech got: that it was bad, but not any worse than normal Republican fare, just… different.

Trump, by contrast, assesses regimes based on whether they’re taking advantage of America.



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Cruz Announces Fiorina As Vice Presidential Pick

In what can only be described as a last ditch effort to stop Donald Trump from securing the Republican nomination, Texas senator Ted Cruz announced former presidential candidate and Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina as his vice president pick.

“I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina,” he announced to prolonged applause from the Indianapolis crowd. “Cara Carleton Fiorina, known throughout the country simply by the name of Carly, is an extraordinary leader. Carly is brilliant and capable and yet she experienced the hard scrabble world of being a woman professional in a business world that extracts a price.”

“Any responsible candidate for president would have spent much time assessing possible candidates, thinking through the pros and cons, studying who these people are,” he said, one of many indirect references to Trump’s mostly-improvised campaign.…

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