Friday, July 22, 2016

Trump paints dark picture with pledge of ‘America First’

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pledged to restore law and order to America, to put “America First” in world affairs and to work with Israel — which he called “our greatest ally in the region.”
Attacking presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s record as secretary of state in his speech Thursday at the Republican National Convention, Trump criticized last year’s agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program. Opposed vehemently by Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, the agreement is a popular bête noire for Republicans.
Trump said the deal put Iran “on the path to nuclear weapons.” He also criticized the Obama administration for reneging on its pledge to attack Syria if its government used weapons of mass destruction. READ MORE