No one would have imagined that one of the greatest truths about American foreign policy would come from U.S. President Donald Trump during an interview with Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly. When O’Reilly referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as “a killer,” Trump replied, “There are a lot of killers. We have many killers. Or do you think our country is so innocent?”

With these words Trump confirmed what we have known for a long time about U.S. foreign policy: The United States has a dark history of involvement in many countries’ politics, often economically or through direct murder or participation in the elimination of foreign leaders, including leaders of the U.S.

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