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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Neocons for Trump?

Neocons for Trump?

by Eli Clifton
The dominant media narrative is that an insurmountable chasm exists between Donald Trump and the neoconservative wing of the Republican Party. Derek Davison and Jim Lobe mapped out the contours of that divide, pointing to Trump’s isolationist foreign policy leanings and his position as “neutral” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the basis for neocons’ discontent. One prominent neoconservative, Robert Kagan, has jumped ship completely, saying he will likely vote for Hillary Clinton. Others—including former Bush administration official Eliot Cohen, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Max Boot, former Ted Cruz adviser Elliott Abrams, and columnist Charles Krauthammer—have also indicated that they would be unable to vote for Trump.
But that divide might not be as deep as all this suggests.

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