Donald Trump, in breaking with the establishment, is more like US Presidents of Old

Donald Trump, in breaking with the establishment, is more like US Presidents of Old, by Grace Buchholz.

While it would be easy to call Trump’s alignment unprecedented, America’s founding fathers themselves sometimes sounded “chaotically neutral”. George Washington and John Adams famously warned against long-term entanglements; Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory to give the pioneers economic mobility; and James Monroe was so obsessed with preserving American sovereignty that he promulgated a doctrine that was basically a restraining order against Europe (albeit expressed in more diplomatic terms).

The USA was founded on revolution, breaking away from the control of the British establishment.

hat-tip Matthew