Ingraham: The establishment was too radical, not Trump

Ingraham: The establishment was too radical, not Trump
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Anti-Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE establishment Republicans are the true radicals, according to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

Ingraham argues in a new Fox News editorial that voters turned “on the Clinton/Bush Establishment” not because its policies were too moderate, but because they were “too radical.”

“But after two decades of radical ideas couched in really boring prose, Trump is actually offering common sense solutions that are much more consistent with our history and prior practice,” Ingraham adds of the president-elect.

Ingraham lists attempts to nominate Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector Senators unveil bipartisan push to deter future election interference Puerto Rico's children need recovery funds MORE (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and President George W. Bush’s “sweeping plan to bring democracy to every nation in the Middle East” as reasons for how the Republican establishment is too moderate.

“It was not moderate to take the position that almost any effort to push back at the market-distorting practices of China -- practices that include theft of intellectual property, providing government support for massive state-owned enterprises, and the deliberate creation of overcapacity in key industries like steel and aluminum -- is nothing more than ‘protectionism,’ ” she said.

Trump’s criticism of China and the United States’s trade policies with Beijing were crucial components of his candidacy, she argued. 

Ingraham also slammed former Bush speechwriter Peter Wehner for his criticism of Trump throughout the election.

“On issue after issue, for the last 20 years or so, the bipartisan Establishment has delivered policies that were not moderate, or even safe,” she said.