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Rebeccah Heinrichs: How President Trump Approaches National Security and Foreign Policy

Rebeccah Heinrichs, foreign policy expert and Hudson Institute fellow, joins Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour.


Rebeccah Heinrichs, foreign policy expert and Hudson Institute fellow, joined Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss what national security and foreign policy in the Trump administration looks like. Domenech also responded to this weekend’s freakout over the cast of “Hamilton” lecturing Mike Pence, and the extreme virtue signaling we can expect from the left.

“These rights that you have are inalienable. Donald Trump’s rise to the White House does not remove them from you,” Domenech said. “[The Left] is grappling with the idea that this rejection of their progressive world view means something that is going to tear America apart.”

Heinrichs explained some of the patterns she has seen in Trump’s thoughts on foreign relations. “He does want a greater contribution from our allies. He doesn’t want the United States handling security abroad for free,” she said. “But when it comes to actual war fighting, he’s been very clear, when it comes to ISIS for instance, that he’s not afraid to use force.”

They discussed some of the names being passed around this week as potential cabinet members, and later in the hour, some predications of what will be the first major foreign policy fights of Trump’s presidency.

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