During the campaign, leftists with far greater bona fides than you, Yunz, such as John Pilger and William Blum, referred to Trump as the "relative peace candidate", among other reasons because that was one of his principle talking points in the run-up to the election, one that the MSM studiously avoided discussing, preferring the devious, McCarthyite "Russian stooge" meme. Of course Obama himself had campaigned as a peace candidate in 2008, and we saw how that turned out, so one would have to be a real fool, a la Charlie Brown vs Lucy and the football, to trust Trump on those campaign pitches. Still, it remains a disgrace that the so-called liberal media (which by my gauge is actually rightwing), and the ur-corrupt Dem party (which to me is also generally rightwing, politicoeconomically speaking) left it up to a rightist blowhard like Trump to dangle the carrot of peace, and openly mocked Bernie when he timidly (lest he rankle the warmongering party cadres) hinted at veering away from the present regime-change religion ruling Washington. And the bigger disgrace is that--who knows?--their willing concession of the peace issue to Trump, may well have cost them the election! If you did a little research you would know that Trump has the overwhelming support of the military rank and file, who are quite battle weary and do not want the wars to continue. And certainly some of those white middle Americans who voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012 and then switched to Trump in 2016 may also have been swayed by the peace rhetoric, however true or false it may prove to be. But if it does in the end prove false, certainly the pressure of the intelligence services, who have been the primary prosecutors of "our" war efforts since Bush, and who demonstrate at every turn their desire to continue with the endless war, will have had some bearing on this outcome.