A large amount of senior government officials have come out in support of President Trump’s re-election, pointing to his significant accomplishments on foreign policy and national security as the driving factors behind the support.
In an open letter, 70 former officials, including governors, senators, national security advisers, military generals and ambassadors from the Trump, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Reagan, Nixon and Ford administrations, lauded the president for pursuing a “strong foreign and national security policy in America’s interests.”
“We also believe that a president’s duty and loyalty are owed, first and foremost, to the American people, and not the international community, which is consistent with strengthening our alliances and friendships,” the letter said. “For all of these reasons, we have concluded, that Donald J. Trump should be re-elected as President of the United States.”
The strong initiative was spearheaded by KT McFarland, a former deputy national security adviser to Trump; Christopher Burnham, the former assistant secretary of the State Department and Under Secretary General of the United Nations during George W. Bush’s presidency; Charles Glazer, the former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador under Bush; and Deroy Murdock, a former member of the Department of Education during the Reagan administration.
While not a conventional politician, these officials have been impressed with the president’s ability to obtain results in a way that stands out from the pack.
“President Trump has, in less than four years, achieved a remarkable number of successes on behalf of our nation,” Burnham said to Fox News.
“His opponents bristle at his methods, but the scoreboard speaks for itself. America is winning and we want to keep winning — therefore, we urge our fellow Americans to vote for Donald Trump.”
The authors pointed to a number of brilliant moves by Trump and his administration, including, the imposition of sanctions on Iran, North Korea, Russia and China (in particular touting his hard-line stance on the Beijing government); his efforts in securing additional funding from NATO allies; the peace deal that he helped broker between Israel and the United Arab Emirates; and the authorization of a drone strike that killed Iranian terrorist Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
“President Trump’s foreign policy has strengthened America’s national security, advanced the cause of peace in the Middle East, and has held the Chinese, Russian and Iranian governments accountable,” Glazer said. “President Trump has and will continue to have the fortitude and leadership to keep Americans safe, at home and abroad.”
According to a Fox News poll published on Sept. 13, Trump has a 46% approval rating on foreign policy. That’s slightly below his overall job approval rating of 48%.
But those numbers may be slightly distorted as a reflection of something Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed on Sunday night – the mainstream media’s decision to bury President Trump’s countless foreign policy wins.
Pompeo called the media’s move to hide this from the public, “willful deceit to the American people how they speak about this.”
Pompeo later continued, “President Trump has grabbed the right end of the stick on these problem sets and made America more prosperous and benefited the world by doing that,” Pompeo said.
“We don’t hear that story very often in the traditional media outlets, whether that’s The Washington Post or the New York Times or wherever it may be,” he argued, “but I’m confident that the American people will come to see that the world is safer and their lives are more secure as a result of the way President Trump has done it.”