Two potential GOP candidates for the 2024 US election want to pull America out of the proxy war overseas. This sentiment is not within party lines as Neocons have infiltrated both major political parties as they profit off of war. Trump was extremely vocal about his distaste for the war and has been anti-war in general since he came on the scene. DeSantis finally confirmed his position by saying the “territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia” is not a “vital national interest” for the US.
DeSantis said that peace should be the objective. “The Biden administration’s virtual ‘blank check’ funding of this conflict for ‘as long as it takes,’ without any defined objectives or accountability, distracts from our country’s most pressing challenges,” the 44-year-old politician argued. DeSantis plainly said that objective for peace is in the best interest for the US, as additional funding “would risk explicitly drawing the United States into the conflict and drawing us closer to a hot war between the world’s two largest nuclear powers. That risk is unacceptable.”
Trump boasted of his past diplomatic relations with Putin. He was in fact one of the only recent US presidents to establish diplomatic relations with “unfriendly countries.” “Before I even arrive at the Oval Office, I will have the disastrous war between Russia and Ukraine settled. … I will get the problem solved. And I will get it solved in rapid order and it will take me no longer than one day,” Trump said. “I know exactly what to say to each of them.” Trump has also stated that the problem is primarily a European one, hence his repeated efforts to cut America’s NATO spending.
Both men stated that sending billions of dollars to a foreign nation is unacceptable when we are unable to care for our own people. Why should we sacrifice domestic policy for a foreign one that does not benefit the taxpaying people? This issue may separate Trump and DeSantis from other GOP hopefuls. It is another reason to question if the powers that be will even permit us to have an election next year since the GLOBAL plan is to reset the world.
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