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Foreign Policy Experts: Trump's 'America First' Slogan Reminiscent of 1930s Nazi Sympathizers


"This is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes."

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After watching Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's foreign policy speech Wednesday, a former adviser to Marco Rubio's campaign maintained on MSNBC's "MTP Daily" that he would vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton over Trump.

Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, reacted to Trump's foreign policy speech by calling it a "standard Trump temper tantrum that had a teleprompter" and telling host Chuck Todd that the GOP front-runner's "America First" slogan reminded him of a 1930s, pro-Nazi group led by Charles Lindbergh.

Boot, a onetime Rubio adviser, characterized Trump's speech as "typically contradictory" and a "bizarre performance."

"He was actually attacking President Obama for abandoning our allies, and in the next breath he's saying he going to abandon our allies," Boot said.

After pointing out Trump's contradictions, Boot declared, "This is not a man who engenders any degree of confidence as a potential commander in chief," adding, "This is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes."

"It's striking to me Donald Trump has described his policy as 'America First.' He doesn't seem to realize that was the name of the isolationist movement in the 1930s that was sympathetic to Nazi Germany that was led by Charles Lindbergh," Boot told Todd.

Later in the program, Wendy Sherman, a former under secretary of state for foreign policy, repeated Boot's statement tying Trump's "America First" slogan to the Lindbergh-led movement considered to be "pro-Nazi," adding she also found it to be "anti-Semitic."

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