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Trump’s new foreign policy: ‘We will stop looking to topple regimes’

By Anna Giaritelli

President-elect Trump announced a libertarian-like foreign policy at his first “thank you” rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night.

While sharing core components of the tasks he will have his administration focus on, Trump rolled out new directions for the State and Defense Departments.

“We will destroy ISIS. At the same time, we will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments, folks,” Trump told attendees at the U.S. Bank Arena. “Our goal is stability, not chaos because we wanna rebuild our country. It’s time.”

Trump said throughout the campaign season that he opposed the Iraq War and lambasted Hillary Clinton for supporting the decision to send troops to the Middle East.

The incoming commander in chief said the U.S. will partner with any country interested in destroying the Islamic State. Trump vowed to rebuild the “depleted” military so that it is prepared to backstop a “new era of peace, understanding and goodwill.”

Much of this speech celebrated his victory on Nov. 8, touting how Republicans were successful in breaking down the “blue wall,” a term political pundits use to refer to the states that Democrats have held from Bill Clinton’s first year in office in 1992 through 2012, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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