Sunday, August 16, 2015

Donald Trump says he gets all his military advice by watching retired generals on cable TV

Donald Trump, the man who said John McCain wasn't a war hero because he was a POW, admitted to Chuck Todd today on Meet the Press, that he gets all his military advice by watching retired generals on TV talk shows.

Via Crooks and Liars:
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.

Today wasn't the first time that Trump demonstrated that he's not just a shrewd businessman, but also a brilliant military tactician.

Three or four years ago he talked about how he would deal with the Somali pirates if given the chance.

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