He’s too afraid to say it out loud, but Mike Gallagher is supporting Donald Trump’s dangerous candidacy for president. What’s really disturbing is that Gallagher points to foreign policy as justification for his support, which begs the question: Has Mike Gallagher ever listened to Donald Trump’s foreign policy ideas?
Here’s just a taste of some of the outlandish and incredibly dangerous foreign policy ideas offered by Donald Trump since announcing his candidacy last summer:
- Donald Trump maintains that he will not defend nations in NATO who do not “fulfill their obligations” to the United States. Trump’s threats to break up NATO along with accusations that NATO countries are “ripping off the United States” are a sharp departure from decades of traditional United States foreign policy.
- On fighting Islamic State militants, Trump has the buzzwords down but lacks any real substantive knowledge on the issue. He’s dubbed Sec. Clinton and President Obama as “founders” of ISIS, claims he knows more about the Islamic State than the Generals do, and continues to claim he has a plan to defeat ISIS, but the Republican nominee is yet to produce a coherent, comprehensive strategy for public consumption.
- Donald Trump’s stance on nuclear proliferation presents a supreme risk to the entire global community. Nuclear proliferation experts agreed that Trump’s positions would be disastrous and rebuffed the nominee when he suggested allowing Japan and South Korea to develop a nuclear arsenal.
- Often appearing unhinged and out-of-control many fear Donald Trump having access to the nuclear codes, including 50 Republican officials who signed a letter warning that a Trump presidency would put the nation’s security ‘at risk’ and ten former nuclear launch officers warned that he ‘should not be entrusted with the nuclear launch codes.’
- On the whole, Donald Trump appears to have no knowledge of 70 years of the United States’ nuclear doctrine. On more than one occasion Trump has asked why we couldn’t use nuclear weapons, since we have them.
- Ever the loose cannon, Trump has praised dictators like Vladimir Putin, Saddam Hussein, and Kim Jong Un while picking fightings with or allies like the Britain, Germany, and even the Pope. Since his campaign’s inception, Trump has shown an inability to embrace basic diplomatic postures, he’s insulted Mexico multiple times and proposed banning an entire religious group from entering the United States.