Donald Trump’s return to Fox News was a massive disaster as the Republican frontrunner demonstrated that he knows nothing by bungling two questions on Syria and suggesting that giving Putin control of Syria is fine with him.
O’Reilly began by appearing to softball Trump on his tax plan and then called out Trump’s tax plan for reducing revenue. Trump said that he would cut waste and abuse and named the Department of Education and the EPA. The federal appropriation for the Department of Education is $141 billion. Trump’s tax plan will cost up to $20 trillion.
Trump touted the virtues of Putin and said that Putin is, “getting an A, and our president is not doing so well.”
The disaster continued for Trump as he announced his support for the mass-murdering Assad regime in Syria. Trump said, “Personally, I’ve been looking at the different players, and I’ve been watching Assad over the years because deals are people, and I’m looking at Assad and saying maybe he’s better than the kind of people that we are supposed to be backing.”
O’Reilly asked what the downside was to Putin fighting ISIS and said that Putin will own Syria once he gets in. Trump answered, “Well, ok fine.”
Trump and O’Reilly went on to make nice about Fox News being fair to Trump.
This interview demonstrated why Donald Trump is a danger to his own country. Trump is willing to let Putin take over Syria with a shrug while he also suggested that perhaps the United States should be backing murderous Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Trump’s lack of knowledge was so glaring that Bill O’Reilly appeared to be more knowledgeable on foreign policy than the current frontrunner for the Republican nomination.
If Fox News is still out to get Trump, they did a great job of exposing his ignorance in the interview with O’Reilly. Trump doesn’t know anything and thinks that he is going to be able to run US foreign policy by sizing up other world leaders like he is making a business deal.
A Trump presidency would be a disaster for the United States of America in every imaginable way.
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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