During an interview on Meet The Press, Donald Trump admitted that he gets his military advice from watching television.
Chuck Todd asked Trump who he would turn to for military advice. The billionaire gave a disastrous answer, “Well, I watch the shows. I mean a really see a lot of great. You know, when you watch your show and all of the other shows and you have the generals.”
Todd asked who Trump’s go to military adviser is, and he answered, “Probably, there are two or three. I mean, I like Bolton. I think he is a tough cookie. He knows what he is talking about. Jacobs is a good guy. Col. Jake Jacobs is a good guy, and I see him on occasion.”
The problem is that Chuck Todd was getting at who is advising Donald Trump on military issues, and Trump gave an answer that focused on television and people he likes. Trump never said that either of the individuals that he named was advising his campaign.
Trump knows how to use to television to appeal to Republican voters, but there is very little behind the bluster. Does Donald Trump have military advisers? Judging from his answer on Meet The Press, he does not.
What makes the Trump campaign so entertaining to watch is that he is flying by the seat of his pants, but a president can’t “wing it,” in the White House.
Anytime that Trump is asked a serious political question or is pushed for details, he falls flat on his face. However, the Republican Party is so weak that it is possible that they won’t be able to pin Trump down.
Trump’s answer today provided more evidence that if wins the Republican nomination, he will be crushed by the Democratic nominee.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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