"There are not two presidents who represent the two poles of that more than Obama and Trump," said James Carafano, vice president of foreign policy at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "Obama, at the end of the day, is a structuralist who believes that if you can get everybody into these international organizations and multilateral institutions that will promulgate norms of behavior that will condition states and prevent the need for conflict. Trump is exactly the opposite. In both of their U.N. speeches, you see that stark philosophical difference."
"Heritage has at least [a half-dozen] folks either joining the administration or pending Senate confirmation," said James Carafano, who leads Heritage's military and foreign policy cadre. "That's not my choice. I'd rather they stay here. And it's not just Heritage when I look across the community. I think when we see folks actually joining administrations, they are pretty darn good from our perspective."