Donald Trump Ended the Era of Pacifying World Leaders
Donald Trump’s phone call with the Taiwanese President broke no rules, instead he signaled world leaders, “we either deal with each other as equals or we don’t deal with each other at all,” according US Army Col. Kurt Schlichter (Ret).
The era of pacifying world leaders is over under the president-elect, Schlichter, author of “People’s Republic,” he said in a TV interview Monday.
“It would never occur to me to presume to tell the Chinese who they can and cannot talk to. That’s not how countries act,” he said.
“It’s become the way America acts as President Barack Obama gets down on his knees to every tin potentate,” he continued. “Donald Trump sent a signal, ‘that Stops now. We either deal with each other as equals or we don’t deal with each other at all.'”
Col. Schlichter said he would prefer to see former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton become the nation’s top diplomat to carry out Donald Trump’s leadership message.
“He’s a pro-American guy; he takes no prisoners, hard-edge New York trial lawyer,” Col. Schlichter said. “This is the guy we want at State.”
Col. Schlichter said he is also looking forward to a Trump Administration re-establishing ties with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“I want to see Donald Trump go there, I want to see Donald Trump re-establish the relationship we should have with the only true democracy in the Middle East,” he said.
“I think we ought to move the embassy to Jerusalem or wherever the Israelis want it – because these guys have stood behind us, they’ve stood with us, they were on the forefront of this war against radical Islam, and it’s about time we start treating our allies like allies and our enemies like enemies, instead of the other way around.”
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