[Marxism] Fwd: The Top Contenders for Donald Trump’s Foreign-Policy Cabinet | Foreign Policy

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Nov 10 09:40:28 MST 2016

(Looming contradictions of the Trump presidency that appears to be much 
more neocon than its fans like Paul Craig Roberts would have anticipated.)

Another top candidate for the Foggy Bottom job is Sen. Bob Corker of 
Tennessee. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Corker 
has repeatedly blasted Moscow for its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean 
Peninsula and intervention in Syria — positions that put him at odds 
with Trump, who has openly praised Putin and expressed a desire to warm 
relations with the Cold War adversary.

However, Corker has used his gravitas on the committee to defend Trump’s 
unorthodox foreign policy views, and even gone so far as to describe 
Trump as a “Bush 41” Republican on diplomatic issues. In August, Corker 
said he’d “strongly consider” serving under Trump as secretary of state.

Also under consideration for the job is John Bolton, the former 
ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush. 
Oftentimes the face of Bush’s unilateralist foreign policy, Bolton was a 
controversial figure at the U.N., but could refashion himself for a 
Trump presidency centered around “America First” policies.


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