President Donald Trump spoke Monday about a new national security plan that revamps America’s vision of foreign policy, concentrating more on “protecting prosperity” and keeping the border secure and less on diplomatic engagement with other world leaders.
What did he say?
"Optimism has surged. Confidence has returned,” Trump said in his remarks. “With this new confidence, we are also bringing back clarity to our thinking. We are reasserting these fundamental truths: A nation without borders is not a nation. A nation that does not protect prosperity at home cannot protect its interests abroad.”
Of course, people overreacted to Trump’s address, both in positive and negative ways. Trump critics and fans were both active on Twitter to respond to Trump’s unveiling of the new plan for national security on Monday. But neither side needs to freak out just yet – U.S. foreign policy simply hasn’t changed much from president to president.
Glenn reminded everyone that foreign policy appeared to go through various evolutions under President Barack Obama, but rhetoric usually doesn’t mean much.
“[Presidents] sometimes say things, and then it doesn’t happen,” he said.