2016 Election: Trump’s ‘Policy of Americanism’ vs Clinton’s ‘Policy of Globalism’

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Washington, DC

Matt Drudge, of the conservative “Drudge Report,” reacted to presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s speech in which Trump touted nationalism, while slamming presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama’s globalism, suggesting that’s the focus of the 2016 general election.


“Our country lost its way when we stopped putting the American people first,” Trump stated, while speaking from Trump SoHo in New York City on Wednesday.

We got here because we switched from a policy of Americanism – focusing on what’s good for America’s middle class – to a policy of globalism, focusing on how to make money for large corporations who can move their wealth and workers to foreign countries all to the detriment of the American worker and the American economy.

We reward companies for offshoring, and we punish companies for doing business in America and keeping our workers employed.

This is not a rising tide that lifts all boats.

This is a wave of globalization that wipes out our middle class and our jobs.

We need to reform our economic system so that, once again, we can all succeed together, and America can become rich again.

That’s what we mean by America First.

During Trump’s speech, he repeatedly slammed Clinton for her connections to special interests and support of trade deals, which Trump said have been disastrous for the American worker and the middle class.

Her campaign slogan is “I’m with her.”

You know what my response to that is? I’m with you: the American people.

She thinks it’s all about her.

I know it’s all about you – I know it’s all about making America Great Again for All Americans.


Trump cited Breitbart News editor Peter Schweitzer’s book Clinton Cash, which exposes several donations to Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, saying, “She gets rich making you poor.”

Here is a quote from the book: “At the center of US policy toward China was Hillary Clinton…at this critical time for US-China relations, Bill Clinton gave a number of speeches that were underwritten by the Chinese government and its supporters.”

These funds were paid to the Clinton bank account while Hillary was negotiating with China on behalf of the United States.

She sold out our workers, and our country, for Beijing.

“We stopped believing in what America could do, and became reliant on other countries, other people, and other institutions. We lost our sense of purpose, and daring,” Trump stated as he concluded his speech. “But that’s not who we are. Come this November, we can bring America back – bigger and better, and stronger than ever.”