Donald Trump is turning his fire to President Obama as he looks ahead to the general election campaign–58fh.b58
Trump’s foreign policy speech in Washington this week speech offered a preview of how he plans to attack Obama and the president’s former secretary of State in the fall, if Trump and Hillary Clinton win their respective party nominations.
Trump forcefully knocked Obama’s strategy in the Middle East and argued the Obama-Clinton foreign policy has been “a complete and total disaster.”
A day later, Trump targeted the Secret Service’s plan to raise the height of the fences bordering the White House to take another shot at Obama.
“President Obama understands that you build strong, tall, beautiful walls to keep people out who don’t belong,” he wrote on Facebook.
“I think he has pivoted,” Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak said of Trump. “He wants to focus on the general election and, to the extent he’s able to be disciplined, he’s going to focus on Obama and Hillary.
Obama’s approval ratings have risen over the last six months, giving another advantage to likely Democratic nominee Clinton, who most polls suggest is ahead of Trump.
As a result, it’s clear that Trump’s pathway to victory depends in part on knocking Obama back down.
“Our actions in Iraq, Libya and Syria have helped unleash ISIS,” Trump said during this week’s speech at the Mayflower Hotel. “We’re in a war against radical Islam, but President Obama won’t even name the enemy, and unless you name the enemy, you will never ever solve the problem.”
“Now, I know that he’s taken some flak lately but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald,” Obama said. “And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?”
source-the hill, jordan fabian, matt mackowiak