Patrick Buchanan: Has Trump Abandoned His Base and Turned Foreign Policy Over to Neo-Conservatives and Their Captive Generals?

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Patrick Buchanan

WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS

The rise of the generals

Pat Buchanan on foreign policy: ‘What happened to the Trump of 2016?’

President Trump’s seeming renunciation of an anti-interventionist foreign policy is the great surprise of the first 100 days, and the most ominous. For any new war could vitiate the Trump mandate and consume his presidency.

Who is behind the seeming conversion of Trump to hawk?

The generals, Bibi Netanyahu and the neocons, congressional hawks with Cold War mindsets, the Saudi royal family and the Gulf Arabs – they are winning the battle for the president’s mind.