PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Former Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, addressed Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech from Washington DC, giving the presidential candidate high marks.
Bolton, during an interview with Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, said Trump clearly articulated a cohesive policy message.
“I think it’s something that demonstrated a very serious effort on his part to address a global picture on foreign policy. I wish the campaign had let him do it six or eight months ago. Frankly, I think it would have been helpful but better late than never is my view. He talked about things that I think shouldn’t need emphasis but do and the most important being the centerpiece of American foreign policy has to be the protection of the United State and its people and its interests around the world.”
He was particularly impressed by how Trump would deal with Russia.
“Start with the analysis he made of Obama’s mishandling of relations with Russia, which I thought was right on target. I think that if you brought the view that he expresses elsewhere in the speech that America should deal from positions of strength toward dealings with Russia, it could make a difference. I think Russia today believes, and Putin personally believes, that he can push Obama around, not to put too fine a point on it. Putin can do, pretty much, what he wants and he’s not going to get push back from the United States.”