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Donald Trump: I Get My Military Advice From Watching Shows

Trump also touted former U.N. Ambassador and neocon John Bolton as one of his "go-to" guys on foreign policy.

I'm not sure what's more pathetic here. The fact that the Republican frontrunner for President says he gets his advice on foreign policy from watching these Sunday bobblehead shows, like Chuck Todd's, or that he named that warmongering neocon John Bolton as one of his "go-to" guys for advice as well.

From this Sunday's Meet the Press:

TODD: Who do you talk to for military advice right now?

TRUMP: Well, I watch the shows. I mean, I really see a lot of great... you know, when you watch your show, and all of the other shows, and you have the generals, and you have certain people you like.

TODD: But is there somebody, is there a go-to for you? You know, every presidential candidate has a go-to...

TRUMP: Probably there are two or three. I mean, I like Bolton. I think he’s a tough cookie, knows what he’s talking about. Jacobs is a good guy.

TODD: You mean Ambassador Bolton?


TODD: You mean Colonel Jack Jacobs?

TRUMP: Colonel Jack Jacobs is a good guy, and I see him on occasion.

Trump just lost whatever high ground he might have had when it comes to criticizing Jeb Bush if he thinks taking advice from an even bigger neocon like Bolton is a good idea. I'll be surprised if it makes one bit of difference to his supporters though. They like him because he's a flame thrower. They've already proven they could care less if there's any consistency to his bluster.

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