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Lets do the time warp again

Lets do the time warp again

by digby



It seems like a good time to take a look at how Trump has evolved over the past 30 years. Hint: he hasn't.

Here is the ad he bought in newspapers around the country in 1987:


In this letter he berated Japan and now it's China. It's all the same to him. You will notice that he's never changed his basic rhetoric about the US being "laughed at." In 1987, the United States was at the top of the world, at least on the terms Trump is talking about. Nobody was laughing at it.

The world is certainly laughing (nervously) at America today but not for the reasons he has been stating for decades.

He is a simpleton not an isolationist. He wants to run the world and have all the other "little" countries pay for it. That's the extent of his foreign policy "philosophy."