July 13, 2018

Trump’s Tough Love is Required for Sound Policy

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Donald Trump speaks truth to power, often with undiplomatic frankness.  But, by so doing, he exposes problems that are typically papered over or simply ignored, to the detriment of America’s interests and security.

Mr. Trump’s current travels in Europe have provided a number of cases in point. He told the NATO allies that their defense spending is wholly inadequate. He warned about Germany’s growing dependence for energy on Russia, the very country whose threat necessitates such increased expenditures. He pointed out that “All this immigration has changed the fabric of Europe.” And he criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May for “wrecking” negotiations over her nation’s exit from the European Union, pursuing arrangements that will preclude a new free trade deal with the United States. 

Such candid tough love is rarely welcomed, but a necessity for sound policy. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

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