September 7, 2016 | 2:05pm
Donald Trump will have a plan to wipe out ISIS within 30 days of being sworn in as president, the mogul pledged in a high-profile national security speech Wednesday in Philadelphia.
“Immediately after taking office I will ask generals for a plan within 30 days to defeat and destroy ISIS,” Trump announced.
“We should work with any country that shares our goal of destroying ISIS and defeating radical Islamic terrorism.”
Trying to channel Ronald Reagan’s mantra, Trump said his foreign policy guiding principle is “Peace through strength.”
Trump said that just as Reagan built up the US military in the 1980s, he too would seek to strengthen the Army, Navy and Air Force.
He called for an active Army of about 540,000 troops, a Marine Corps with 36 battalions and a Navy with about 350 surface ships and submarines.
The Republican’s harshest criticism was reserved for Hillary Clinton.
‘She’s trigger-happy and very unstable.’
– Donald Trump on Hillary Clinton’s war strategy
Trump portrayed his Democratic opponent as too eager to go to war. “Unlike my opponent, my foreign policy will emphasize diplomacy, not destruction,” Trump stated.
“She’s trigger-happy and very unstable,” the mogul added. “Whether we like it or not, that’s what’s going on.”
Trump said Clinton’s “only foreign policy ended up only in failure.” Pointing to deteriorating conditions in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Iran, he said, “Everywhere she got involved, things got worse.”
“This is Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy legacy: failure and death,” Trump claimed.
By contrast, he said, “In a Trump administration, our actions in the Middle East will be tempered by realism.”
“The current strategy of toppling regimes with no plan of what to do only produces power vacuums filled with terrorists.”