Hillary Clinton has a reputation as being much more hawkish than President Obama – and – for that matter – most Democrats. She’s an enthusiastic supporter of overseas intervention – been endorsed by neocons like Robert Kagan – and if elected president – the thinking goes – would push for a more aggressive foreign policy out of Washington. Ironically – this might not be the case if her Republican opponent Donald Trump is elected. He’s given lip-service to ideas that some would describe as dovish – and has said that America needs to rethink its penchant for “regime-change.” So what are we to make of all this? Is Trump really the non-intervenionist he pretends to be or is just pandering to a voting base that is sick and tired of wars? And is Clinton’s hawkishness a sign that the Democratic party is now the home party the neocons?

Dr. Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research (C.E.P.R.), joins Thom Hartmann to discuss this.

Thom is a four-time Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. His national daily progressive radio talk show is distributed to radio stations nationwide by Westwood One, Pacifica, and Free Speech TV. More people listen daily to the Thom Hartmann Program than any other progressive talk show in the nation.