Washington, DC. The recent huge change in US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has not just confused foreign leaders, but has left both liberal and conservative right in America’s political spectrumn convinced a mad man is in control of the White House.
Donald Trump’s dropping of an 11 ton bomb on a complex of tunnels in Eastern Afghanistan Thursday, killed 92 Isis militants, according to the Afghan government, in the use of the largest non-nuclear bomb America has.
Mohammad Radmanesh, the deputy spokesman for the Afghan ministry of defence, announced, “After the bomb, when we checked the tunnels, we took out around 100 dead bodies. They all died in the bombing.”
The US bombing took place the week after Trump’s firing of 59 Tomahawk Cruise missiles from the USS Porter and USS Ross into the Sharyat airfield in Western Homs, Syria, as a retaliation to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad’s regime, based upon an emotional outburst of his daughter Ivanka.
The strikes have been reacted to negatively by some anti-interventionist Trump supporters, given his isolationist stance on the campaign trail. Prominent conservative media figures were quick to criticise following the Syria strikes, Laura Ingram stated, “Missiles flying. Rubio’s happy. McCain ecstatic. Hillary’s on board. A complete policy change in 48 hours.”
Paul Watson of Alex Jones staff was more blunt and succinct,”I guess Trump wasn’t “Putin’s puppet” after all, he was just another deep state Neo-Con puppet.”
In short, Trump’s advertised policy of “America first” seems a very, very long time ago for the American right wing.
While his approval ratings remain the worst a modern president has seen in his first few months in office, they didn’t tumble as a result of the strikes, possibly because he picked up some praise from centre and left pro-interventionist neocons for the military action.
The lack of a collapse completely of Trump support is a sign that even no policy, or one rooted in aggression everywhere over everything, has a following amongst American voters who seem prepared to sit silent as America goes into the darkness of trying to get itself into a global war.