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Will Trump Use COVID-19 To Promote Peace?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and congressional Republicans ash-canned the leftist wish list. But Trump should go further, turn the tables, and seize this crisis to do what he was elected to do — impose a new foreign policy. Isolate America, not from the world, but from the world’s wars. When, if ever, will there be a better time to make good on Trump’s campaign pledge to extricate America from the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan? What the coronavirus crisis tells us is not that we should turn our backs on the world but that, in engaging with the world, we should put our own interests first, as every nation in the world is doing now.