Thursday, November 10, 2016
Trump to focus on internal affairs, peace: US state senator
US Republican president-elect Donald Trump is expected to adopt a peaceful foreign policy and focus on America’s internal issues instead, says a member of the Virginia State Senate.
GOP Senator Richard Black of Virginia’s 13th district told Press TV on Thursday that Trump would stay true to his campaign promises and make dramatic changes to America’s policies in the Middle East region.
He also said former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s trial would be too costly for America and Trump would find another way to throw her in the “ash heap of history.”
“You are going to see a very substantial change in the Middle East. The United States is going to move away from this idea of regime change, where we go in and we try to topple governments and we imagine that somehow we will recreate [them] in some image that we want,” he said.
Under a Trump presidency, according to the senator, Washington would allow other nations to decide their own fate, although “inevitably” there will still be issues.
“You will see just an absolutely dramatic change, where we are not going to be going around toppling countries like Libya and Syria,” the official continued.
Black predicted a “much more prosperous” America at the end of Trump’s first term in the White House, where Washington has shifted its focus from globalism to nationalism.
“I Think you will see a country that encourages nationalism; one that will be much more peaceful,” he continued.
“We have become under President [Barack] Obama and even under President [George W.] Bush, we had become a very war-like nation and I think you will see a change,” he added.
Despite Black’s optimistic look, Trump’s stance on Israel, which has been welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister, has concerned many analysts already.
Clinton will be left in ‘ash heap of history’
When asked about Trump’s pledge to prosecute Clinton, his Democratic rival, for her misconducts during her tenure as secretary of state, the state senator said a trial will be too “disruptive.”
“My guess is that Clinton will either be pardoned by President Obama or some arrangement will be made,” Black said. “It is very disruptive to conduct a trial of someone as prominent as she is, although I think there is a tremendous amount of misconduct on her part.”
“The nation would move forward from her and she will be sort of left in the ash heap of history,” he concluded.
Trump has promised to conduct an investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server to exchange potentially sensitive emails between 2009 and 2013.
The FBI has cleared her of all charges twice, a verdict that Trump and his supporters refused to accept throughout the race.