There is, at least, one thing that Donald Trump has said that I have agreed with. While I don’t think we agree on _why_ it is an issue, I do like that he has called the U.S. out on this, twice, something that no other U.S. official has ever done, even if he did so inadvertently, and for the wrong reasons:
When asked by Bill O’Reilly why he has respect for a “killer” who is Putin, Trump said, “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?” And in another interview with Joe Scarborough, who brought up Putin’s killings, Trump said, “I think our country does plenty of killing also, Joe… so you know.”

I believe the United States of America is truly the greatest nation on earth, but I believe that it is also the one with the most foreign blood on its hands because it has been in a perpetual state of war since its creation, colluding, conspiring, meddling in the internal affairs of almost 70% of the world, with continuous conspiracy, hypocrisy, deliberate political hijacking, and violence trade, shamelessly backing the most coercive governments and racist apartheid systems around the world. If more Americans knew, and I mean really _knew_, what their government has done overseas, American officials wouldn’t be allowed to behave with the hubris they have today, disguising their acts with a false “moral power of light and freedom” that simply does not exist in their foreign policy. I believe the American people are truly incredible people; innovative, hard-working, executive dreamers who help people achieve better lives because they know how to dream of these better lives and make them happen, but they simply don’t live up to the responsibility they have. If they really knew what kind of power they uphold over the state of the entire world order, if they really knew that the fates and lives of billions of people literally rest in the palm of their own hands, I believe every single American would vote in every election, local, midterm, mayor, and presidential, and they would not take such power lightly.

I made this point on “The Debate – France 24” in this video debating U.S. politics with three other guests. Thanks to the host, Francois Picard, for tweeting this specific segment with my intervention.

Sara El-Yafi Discussing U.S. Responsibility on France 24

There is, at least, one thing that Donald J. Trump has said that I have agreed with. While I don't think we agree on _why_ it is an issue, I do like that he has called the U.S. out on this, twice, something that no other U.S. official has ever done, even if he did so inadvertently, and for the wrong reasons: When asked by Bill O'Reilly why he has respect for a "killer" who is Putin, Trump said, "There are a lot of killers. You think our country's so innocent?" And in another interview with Joe Scarborough, who brought up Putin's killings, Trump said, "I think our country does plenty of killing also, Joe… so you know." I believe the United States of America is truly the greatest nation on earth, but I believe that it is also the one with the most foreign blood on its hands because it has been in a perpetual state of war since its creation, colluding, conspiring, meddling in the internal affairs of almost 70% of the world, with continuous conspiracy, hypocrisy, deliberate political hijacking, and violence trade, shamelessly backing the most coercive governments and racist apartheid systems around the world for selfish political gains. If more Americans knew, and I mean really _knew_, what their government has done overseas, American officials wouldn't be allowed to behave with the hubris they have today, disguising their acts with a false "moral power of light and freedom" that simply does not exist in their foreign policy. I believe the American people are truly incredible people; innovative, hard-working, executive dreamers who help people achieve better lives because they know how to dream of these better lives and make them happen, but they simply don't live up to the responsibility they have. If they really knew what kind of power they uphold over the state of the entire world order, if they really knew that the fates and lives of billions of people literally rest in the palm of their own hands, I believe every single American would vote in every election, local, midterm, mayor, and presidential, and they would not take such power lightly. I made this point on The Debate – France 24 in this video debating U.S. politics with three other guests. Thanks to the host, Francois Picard, for tweeting this specific intervention.

Posted by Sara El-Yafi on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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