DAVE ROSS

Donald Trump’s past antics are being compiled for an ‘avalanche’ of negative ads

Apr 28, 2016, 5:47 AM | Updated: 10:31 am
Donald Trump's toughest opponent could be Donald Trump, thanks to his antics earlier in his campaig...
Donald Trump's toughest opponent could be Donald Trump, thanks to his antics earlier in his campaign. (AP)
(AP)

Do you recognize this man?

“I’d like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country, one that replaces randomness with purpose, an ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace,” Republican candidate Donald Trump said.

He promised he could be boring and he delivered.

“America first will be the major and overriding theme of my administration,” he said.

During his Wednesday speech to foreign policy experts in Washington, Trump read from a teleprompter and calmly endorsed the kind of reasonable national security policy you need to win a general election.

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“Our moments of greatest strength came when politics ended at the water’s edge,” he said.

How many times have you heard the moderates in Washington say EXACTLY the same thing? Including this guy:

“Traditionally, the notion has been that America’s political differences end at the water’s edge,” President Obama said in the past.

Trump also stuck by his promise to eliminate ISIS.

“Their days are numbered,” he said. “I won’t tell them where and I won’t tell them how.”

Which I believe was the presidential version of this comment.

“I will bomb the … out of them,” he said.

And it all sounded perfectly reasonable. The New York Times reports most of the foreign policy experts in the audience panned it. But they’re not his problem.

His problem is that the new Trump doesn’t just have to beat Hillary Clinton, the new Trump also has to beat the old Trump, whose greatest hits are now being carefully assembled for an avalanche of ads the likes of which this country has never seen.

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Donald Trump’s past antics are being compiled for an ‘avalanche’ of negative ads