By Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.16.2016
On MSNBC “Morning Joe”, Trump was asked who he would rely on most in his possible administration when it comes to foreign policy and international affairs. His answer should have been predictable:
I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain, and I’ve said a lot of things.
I know what I’m doing, and I listen to a lot of people, I talk to a lot of people, and at the appropriate time I’ll tell you who the people are.
But I speak to a lot of people, but my primary consultant is myself, and I have a good instinct for this stuff.
Someone needs to tell Mr. Trump that conducting business abroad isn’t in quite the same league as relations between governments and requires more than just making good deals. He’s got some nasty surprises in store.
Of course a president has to make the final decision, but a wise person understands her/his limitations. That’s what cabinets and advisers are for – to advise.
Many in other countries’ media are scared, many amused – but foreign leaders are going to set this man firmly in his place in a rude awakening.