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Trump: Foreign Policy, Foreign Schmology! I'm A Job Creator!

Who needs knowledge? I'm a deal maker!
Trump: Foreign Policy, Foreign Schmology! I'm A Job Creator!

Job creator "trumps" everything else!

Trump defended his refusal to offer any sort of foreign policy specifics. “Marco Rubio wants to tell every single thing that he knows to everybody, so that the people on the other side, so that the enemy can learn all about it. I want to be unpredictable.”

“I know more about Syria than Marco Rubio knows about Syria,” he boasted. “I know about us beating ISIS and us trying to knock out ISIS, and them wanting to go against [Syrian dictator Bashar Assad], and Assad saying, ‘I can’t believe it, Americans are killing my enemy, this is the greatest thing happening to me.’”

“I understand wanting to be unpredictable with the enemy and not telegraphing that, but for the voters…?” asked CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.

Trump conceded that “unfortunately,” presidential candidates have to talk about their foreign policy in order to get elected. “Don’t forget, Alisyn, I was the one that said don’t go into Iraq, and that was in 2003 and 2004.”

“Yes, but how do you now know more about Syria than Marco Rubio?” she asked.

“Look, Marco Rubio sits behind a desk sometimes, and he reads stuff, and he’s in committees. That’s all he does,” Trump said. “I create jobs all day long. I know more about all of this than all of them put together. Believe me, we’ll have a winning strategy.”

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