What happened to Republicans’ insistence that U.S. criticism ends at water’s edge?
Republicans for years would criticize any Democrat who dared say anything bad about the United States or its leaders while traveling overseas. Will they now condemn Donald Trump?
…Mr. Trump, who has bucked almost every other tradition, made no exception for this one.
“He’s constantly dictating to the world what they should do. The world doesn’t listen to him obviously,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Obama, who was against Britain leaving the European Union. “He’s embarrassed.”
Candidates also historically do not engage in politics about their own races when traveling abroad. Yet Mr. Trump described Hillary Clinton as a puppet for Mr. Obama, pointing to her support for Britain remaining in the European Union.
“She’s always misread everything,” Mr. Trump said. “If he said leave, she would have said leave. She does whatever he wants her to do. You know why, but that’s O.K.”