Robert Kagan and other Neocons endorse and support Hillary
Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a co-founder of the Project for the New American Century, spoke at a Hillary for America fundraiser this week. He stated to the press, “I didn’t watch one second of the entire (GOP) Convention. I couldn’t bear it. I’m not that much of a glutton for punishment.”
“I would say all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump,” leading neoconservative Robert Kagan told a group gathered around him, groupie-style, at a “foreign policy professionals for Hillary” fundraiser I attended last week. “I would say that a majority of people in my circle will vote for Hillary.”
On Wednesday, Clinton was endorsed of Republican Brent Scowcroft, who served as a national security adviser to Presidents George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford, and held formal or advisory positions in the administrations of former Presidents Richard Nixon and George W. Bush.
Kagan isn’t the only one making aggressive statements and throwing support to the Democrats because of Trump’s refusal to go along with the neoconservative line.
Republican and former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft endorsed Clinton Wednesday, saying, “She brings deep expertise in international affairs and a sophisticated understanding of the world, which I believe are essential for the commander-in-chief.”
Even back in March, major GOP foreign policy leaders showed signs of turning on the Republican Party and its presumptive nominee because Trump has refused to go along with interventionist, internationalist foreign policy.
“Hillary is the lesser evil, by a large margin,” former State Department official Eliot Cohen told Politico. He also claimed Trump would constitute “an unmitigated disaster for American foreign policy.”
Max Boot, a military historian at the Council on Foreign Relations, told Vox he’d choose Clinton over Trump, as he is “literally losing sleep over Donald Trump.”
A sizable group of GOP foreign policy leaders wrote an open letter in March published on War on the Rocks, in which they presented themselves as “united in our opposition to a Donald Trump presidency.”
Background on this from Katehon:
Perhaps the loudest statement was Trump reconfirmation of his rejection of the ideology of globalism. " The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponents, is that our plan will put America first. Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo." said Donald Trump. Earlier, on June 22nd, 2016, he explained the difference between these two concepts:
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.
Trump has once again confirmed that he wants to put the interests of the American working class first. He sharply criticized the signing of free trade agreements such as NAFTA and the TTP, the signing of which resulted in the departure of many industries to countries with lower labor costs, and as a consequence there has been a sharp rise of unemployment in the United States. Trump has promised that these will be reconsidered. Trump said that Hillary Clinton was in favor of the extension of the globalist policies of Barack Obama and her husband, Bill Clinton, one of the founders of NAFTA.
Trump called Bernie Sanders supporters to vote for him. According to Trump, Sanders had no chance of winning the primaries in the Democratic race because of the fact that the system itself works for Hillary Clinton.
"But his supporters will join our movement, because we will fix his biggest issue: Trade deals that strip our country of jobs and the distribution of wealth in the country”, Trump said.