Donald Trump Needs a Dictionary When It Comes to Foreign-Policy

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Donald Trump Needs a Dictionary When It Comes to Foreign-Policy

It should be very obvious to everyone by now that Donald Trump the second one bring up who really needs to learn what a dictionary is. He obviously doesn’t know. While they’re at it, they should tell him to look up the word, “contradiction”. It’s very obvious that he doesn’t know the definition. Donald Trump has become the definition of contradiction. At this point, if you lost look up the word “contradiction” you will find a picture of him.

Today, Donald Trump tried to explain his foreign-policy. Just like last time, he failed badly. His speech about foreign policy was “all over the map”. Pardon the pun! It has become very obvious to most people with any common sense that Donald Trump basically has no foreign-policy, let alone any experience dealing with it. He acts as though he has had no interaction with people in foreign countries, other than to outsource American jobs to them.

My favorite anti-Donald Trump commercial on TV is the one where David Letterman asked him questions about where his clothing comes from. This commercial is not only funny but very telling about who Donald Trump really is. He was too stupid to know that he was being set up by Letterman to look like a fool; something that is accomplished quite easily. I suppose it never occurred to Donald Trump to ask David Letterman why he wanted him to bring in some of his shirts and ties.

If you look at the commercial carefully, it is very telling in the fact that his shirts are made in Bangladesh and his ties are made in China. So, Donald Trump would actually have us believe that he will help the American worker? Exactly what is it that Donald Trump would help the American worker with? Standing on the other employment line?

During the entire commercial, Donald Trump just sits there with a blank look on his face, or a facial expression that seems to say, “I don’t give a shit”, which is probably more accurate. He has no regard for workers anywhere, let alone Bangladesh or China,or even the United States. One only has to look at the current situation in Atlantic City where an estimated 3000 workers stand to lose their jobs, because Donald Trump is closing the Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel.

As anyone who has taken the time to read any news other than the stock market quotes, Bangladesh is well-known to be one of the biggest sweatshop countries in the world. China is not far behind in being one country that exploits their workers.

If someone like Donald Trump is so interested in preserving American jobs, which he couldn’t give a damn about, why does he buy his clothing from countries that American jobs have not only been outsourced to, but exploit their workers in the worst way?


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