Trump’s Tactics Will Win In The End
Published : July 20, 2018
"I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace than risk peace in pursuit of politics” declared President Trump at his first leaders’ summit meeting.
Without missing a beat, the Leftist world press, a significant number of Republicans, and a few conservative pundits joined in a clamorous cacophony of charges of “collusion” and "treason" over the performance of America’s commander in chief. This consensus opinion dominated the news, but President Trump’s "art of the deal diplomacy" is another brilliant move in his foreign policy of realpolitik dedicated to, according to Senator Rand Paul “trying to prevent us from having World War III” and advancing the goal of world peace.
Robert Charles, former assistant secretary of state under President George W. Bush, believes the summit was “an outstanding summit, far better actually than Ronald Reagan’s first summit with Mikhail Gorbachev.” Not only was President Trump able to persuade Putin to stop Russia’s support of North Korea, and to support the United States in the denuclearization of North Korea, he also got a pledge for a joint US-Russian business council, which will create jobs for both countries. In addition, he obtained a pledge for a working group on cyber security while securing greater cooperation on the military side in Syria, all without compromising American support of Israel.
The hypocrisy of the Democrats and mainstream media is sickening, and this hypocrisy is not new. When President Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire,” the Left and Democrats called Reagan a fascist warmonger. Reagan’s “art of the deal diplomacy” eventually won the Cold War without firing a shot.
In more recent history, President Barack Obama praised upon Putin and congratulated him for his 2012 presidential election victory. The media then goes out and calls him a peacemaker. Turn back now to President Trump who congratulated Putin for his 2016 presidential election victory. Trump made a faux pas about Russian meddling, which he has since corrected, but the Democrats and media want him crucified.
In full disclosure, it must be acknowledged that presidents have been making diplomatic blunders for decades with Russia and the former Soviet Union. In 1945 at the Yalta Conference, President Franklin Roosevelt was manipulated by his comrade “Uncle Joe” Stalin into surrendering Eastern Europe. In 1961, President Kennedy admitted that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev “beat the hell out of me” in negotiations at their Vienna summit. Shortly thereafter, the evil Berlin Wall went up. In 1975 at the Helsinki summit, President Gerald Ford allowed President Leonid Brezhnev to overtly dominate the negotiations the Russians, allowing them to easily expand their military influence in Eastern Europe, which thereby continued their Iron Curtain of oppression. In 1979, President Carter was an even worse appeaser than Ford, sealing his diplomatic disaster with a kiss on the fat lips of Communist Premier Brezhnev at the 1979 Vienna summit. In 1984, presidential nominee Sen. Edward Kennedy colluded with the Russians in a treasonous attempt to steal the election from President Reagan.
With President Reagan all of the disastrous Democrat and Republican Russian summits stopped. In like manner President Trump will overcome the Democrat smear tactics, weak-kneed Republican capitulation, and media manipulation so that he can secure a stronger and safer world.