Trump’s foreign policy appeals to older millennials

Donald Trump delivered his foreign policy doctrine during a speech Wednesday that had a moderate tone appealing to older millennials who critique the Bush Administration’s hawkishness, but are disappointed with the Obama Administration’s failures to defeat Islamic terrorism.

Older millennials (like me) grew in the shadow of the Iraq War, only carrying vague memories of Bill Clinton’s presidency and almost none of the Cold War.

In the wake of the September 11 attacks, millennials rallied to support the president and many joined the military to show their patriotism.

Yet the decade long war, horror stories of torture and mistreatment of veterans, tales of corruption and insurgency, and the ever-growing certainty that the nation would never accept Western Democracy loomed in millennials’ minds.

They flocked to Obama over Hillary Clinton, in part, because he was against intervention in Iraq.
 

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