Hikmet Hajizade: Trump Said What People Wanted to Hear During the Elections

Some worry that president elect Donald Trump plans to return America to its 19th century policy of isolationism. In American political history, Theodore Roosevelt is generally considered to have been the first to articulate such a policy, however, it was carried out by Woodrow Wilson. This policy accounted for America’s late entry into World War I.

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Some worry that president elect Donald Trump plans to return America to its 19th century policy of isolationism. In American political history, Theodore Roosevelt is generally considered to have been the first to articulate such a policy, however, it was carried out by Woodrow Wilson. This policy accounted for America’s late entry into World War I.

US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Secuta told Meydan TV that neither candidate had fully articulated their positions as concerns future political plans.

“The president elect will have to determine the new political course of the country. Usually, before elections, candidates make statements during their speeches that, after coming to power, new factors and situations force them to change.”

“Trump isn’t a politician; we have to take into account that he is a business man”

Political analyst Hikmet Hajizade, says that under a Trump administration, a return to a more isolationist policy is indeed possible, but rather unlikely.

“Trump’s speeches and platforms during the campaign hinted at the idea of a return to an isolationist policy, emphasizing that the United States must take care of itself and its own people first. However, Trump is not a politician. He is a businessman, and businessmen will say anything in order to sell something. Politicians, however, think before they speak, because they have to answer for it tomororw. Because of that, Trump said what people wanted to hear in his election speeches.”

Hikmet Hajizade says Trump ultimately has no program.

Political analyst Zardusht Alizade told Meydan TV that he was sure of Trump’s election. However, he is also sure that America’s current size, political position and might will not allow it to return to an isolationist policy. This, he says, would be similar to the restoration of the USSR or a return to socialism – both are unlikely.

“Isolationism was the product of a particular historical period. Now, because the US is a global state, is it impossible to exit entirely from the affairs of the world.”

Alizade considers the promises Trump made during the election campaign don’t require a study in political science to understand. Candidates make a lot of promises before elections, but when they’re in office, they are able to keep barely a tenth of them.

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