America First was the heart and soul of Donald Trump’s presidency.
He ran on the idea that America should take care of itself first.
But now these globalist Republicans are destroying that legacy, piece by piece.
On August 17th, President Trump did an interview with Sean Hannity. He had this to say:
“It was a horrible decision going into the Middle East. And I know the Bush family will not be happy, but I believe it was the worst decision in the history of our country when we decided to go into the Middle East.”
Trump understood that America had a responsibility to solve its problems here at home and help its own citizens, instead of going overseas and trying to fight for “women and LGBT rights” in Afghanistan.
That’s one of the key reasons why Trump was elected President – because unlike most Republicans and Democrats, he actually believed in America First.
However, the globalist wing of the Republican Party is trying to destroy that legacy, and unfortunately they’re having some success.
Adam Kinzinger placed the blame for the whole situation on Trump, going on CNN and lambasting Trump for wanting to get out of Afghanistan.
“Let’s keep in mind, Mike Pompeo met with the Taliban. As Donald Trump was publicly saying, ‘We have to get out of Afghanistan at all costs. It’s not worth it,’ Mike Pompeo meets with the Taliban and tries to negotiate something. They set this up to fail.”
Lindsey Graham said that American soldiers must stay permanently in Afghanistan and “accept the risk” of being slaughtered by the Taliban.
“(Biden) must be willing to accept the risk that the Taliban will attack our forces.”
Dan Crenshaw wrote an entire op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal where he explicitly advocated for endless wars.
He condescendingly wrote that “the argument for bringing the troops home is an emotional one” because “most people don’t understand the situation in Afghanistan,” and he called on America to be the world policeman.
Nikki Haley, famous for saying that Trump would be “judged harshly by history,” is now going on national TV and talking wistfully about “the progress, the relationships, and everything we’ve done in the last 20 years in Afghanistan.”
Progress? The U.S. spent 20 years training an Afghan military that was high on opium 80% of the time and surrendered the moment U.S. forces left.
The only progress that was made was funneling opium money out of Afghanistan into the pockets of wealthy defense contractors.
Liz Cheney said America should have permanently occupied Afghanistan and essentially made it the 51st state.
She called for 3,500 U.S. troops to stay over there in harm’s way, presumably so that the opium money could keep funneling back into the hands of her donors.
It’s clear that the establishment of the Republican Party never believed in America First, and that’s why they despised Donald Trump so much.
Now the neocons are seizing on this opportunity to take control of the Republican Party back and keep the gravy train coming for their wealthy donors in the defense industry.