Sweden's former defense minister favors Clinton for US President
Of the candidates running in the US Presidential election, Karin Enström, Sweden's former defense minister and current MP with the conservative Moderates, told Radio Sweden that she would most like to see Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office.
"Our party, we used to be a little bit connected with the Republican party, but that's really not the case anymore. We're quite different," Enström told Radio Sweden from the studio at Parliament, adding, "If you look (at) values, I would say that it would be Mrs. Clinton who would be the most favorable in this race."
Nevertheless, Enström said that so far, she still has not found a candidate who embraces free trade and Ttip.
Enström expressed concern about a possible Donald Trump presidency, in part because she feels it is very unclear what his foreign policy would entail. Trump has argued that he does not want adversaries to know what he is really thinking.
But Enström insisted that taking a clear position is vital:
"When it comes to foreign and security policy, it's extremely important that you are clear and very evident in what your priorities are, both for your own constituencies but also your neighboring countries and the rest of the world, especially if you represent the biggest military power in the world, the United States."