Donald Trump has set out his plan for foreign policy if he becomes the next president of the United States.
Fresh from a winning sweep of five northeastern primaries, the Republican presidential hopeful expanded on proposals that have worried experts with their lack of detail.
He will, he says, put “America First.”
My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else. Has to be first. has to be. That will be the foundation of every single decision that I will make.
“My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else. Has to be first, has to be. That will be the foundation of every single decision that I will make,” he said.
Trump delivered a withering critique of Barack Obama’s international record, describing it as leaving a legacy of “weakness, confusion and disarray.”
“We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya to President Obama’s line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos and to give ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper. Very bad,” he added.
Despite the anti-Muslim tone of his campaign to date, Trump pledged to work closely with US allies in the Middle East to combat extremism from groups like ISIL.
He also promised to improve relations with Russia and China.