Donald Trump’s World View Under Attack

Sunday’s Face The Nation was not kind to the ramblings that Donald Trump made last week about international affairs.

JOHN DICKERSON: Jeffrey, I want to switch now to you. Donald Trump gave two interviews this week, one to “The Washington Post” editorial board and then in two sets of interviews with “The New York Times,” particularly on foreign policy. On “The New York Times” conversation, what did you glean from his foreign policy world view?

JEFFREY GOLDBERG: I gleaned that he has no understanding of the post war international order that was created by the United States, that he has no understanding of why we maintain alliances with such treaty partners as Japan and South Korea, Britain, NATO and the importance of maintaining those stable relationships of democracies shows that he has no understanding of nuclear doctrine. I mean other than that, it was cool. It was really remarkable to imagine that someone who shows so little interest in understanding why the world is organized the way it is organized is this close to the presidency of the world’s only super power.

SUAN PAGE: You know it’s interesting, you look at the four candidates who you think might possibly be nominated like Clinton and Sanders or Trump and Cruz, and there’s only one who’s in the mainstream of either Republican or Democratic foreign policy thought, and that’s — and that’s Clinton.

BEN DOMENECH: (a conservative) Right.

4 thoughts on “Donald Trump’s World View Under Attack

  1. orlin sellers

    JEFFREY GOLDBERG: I gleaned that he has no understanding of the post war international order that was created by the United States

    Seriously? Does this guy live in a cave?
    Perhaps a hitchhiking tour through Libya, Syria, or any other number of countries the US has destabilized might change his tune.
    Who in their right mind would listen to this nonsense, let alone quote them as some sort of expert?

  2. How can you come to your conclusion from what was posted? Also you are totally wrong about the background of Goldberg. Here are the facts you are not aware of…..Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.

    Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. He was previouslly a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

    Goldberg’s book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. He received the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism and the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism.

    In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for

  3. orlin sellers

    First off, it looks like the guy can’t keep a job. Second off, unlike the other candidates who are all of that Israel First mindset, Trump is America First, which doesn’t sit well with those living and sponging in and around the Federal District.

    I’m sure Sabrina Erdely has won some awards, also. They really don’t mean much. I mean, look who won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

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