Is Donald Trump an Isolationist?

Donald TrumpThis week opened with 50 members of the Republican foreign policy elite declaring their opposition to Donald Trump. Combine that with the fact that he’s against trade deals, unkind to NATO, and bashing Hillary Clinton over her vote for the Iraq War — and he practically looks like a raging lefty. So: What exactly is his foreign policy? And should you believe him? We’ll talk to John Feffer. Plus: We take a look at how elite foreign policy-making *usually* gets done, when we speak to Laurence Shoup about his decades-long study of the Council on Foreign Relations.


  • John Feffer, Director, Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of The Myth of Donald Trump’s Alternative Worldview
  • Laurence Shoup, historian who’s two books about the Council on Foreign Relations. The latest is Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics, 1976 – 2014
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