Mainstream media and right-wing Americans have created a monster for the GOP establishment that they are finally attempting to tame. That monster’s name is Donald Trump.
Trump has gotten so out of control that Republicans such as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney — among several others — were forced to publicly denounce him and distance themselves from his bigoted and reckless political rhetoric.
A group of nearly 100 Republican foreign police veterans have joined the fight against the Trump monster by signing an open letter criticizing his stances on America’s role in international affairs and noting their concern about him being unsuitable overall for the presidency.
"His vision of American influence and power in the world is wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle. He swings from isolationism to military adventurism within the space of one sentence," the letter reads.
Eliot Cohen, who worked in the State Department under George W. Bush, and Bryan McGrath, a managing director of a defense consultancy, organized the note together.
As those who signed the letter come from various ideological backgrounds, they are all in agreement that Trump must be stopped.
"Mr. Trump's own statements lead us to conclude that as president, he would use the authority of his office to act in ways that make America less safe, and which would diminish our standing in the world," the letter stated.
Some of the letter’s influential signatories include former World Bank President and former Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Mic reports.
Aside from his blatantly racist remarks about Mexicans, Muslims and pretty much every minority group in the country, Trump’s plans for the White House include trying to force Mexico to pay for a wall he wants to build along the U.S.-Mexican border, banning Muslims from entering the U.S. and warming relations with the unfavorable Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
None of those outlandish plans fall in line with traditional foreign policy procedure for either Republicans or Democrats.
According to Reuters, Max Boot — a foreign policy adviser to Romney's 2012 campaign— was among the letter's signers and said he "would sooner work for Kim Jong Un than for Donald Trump. I think Donald Trump is objectively more dangerous than Kim Jong Un and not as stable."
News of this letter comes just one day after Romney publicly obliterated Trump, calling him a “fraud” and a “misogynist” among several other cutthroat insults.
Unfortunately, Trump’s manipulative, fear-mongering campaign strategy has gained him a loyal following of American voters. All of these efforts to change voters’ minds might be too little, too late.
Everyone should have jumped on the bandwagon to stop this guy several months ago — like after the first time he proclaimed Mexicans that come to the U.S. are “rapists” and “killers.”
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