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How Donald Trump Has Shifted Republican Debate on Foreign Policy

In 1966, when former President Ronald Reagan ran for governor in California, he famously said the “11th Commandment” is, “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” This is just one of many Republican standards shattered by the candidacy of Donald Trump. Leading up to the 2016 South Carolina Primary, Trump aggressively attacked former President George W. Bush, for getting into the Iraq War. He’s also stated that he would cut people and waste from the Pentagon. Trump’s positions on issues such as Social Security, Medicaid and free trade fly in the face of present Republican convention. But this has not prevented him from leading in the polls, causing Republicans like Senator Lindsey Graham to say, “My Party has gone bats**t crazy.” Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic, joins us to discuss how Trump has shifted Republican dogma on issues like national security and foreign policy.


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Steve Clemons is the Washington editor-at-large for

The Atlantic.


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