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Publius / September 7, 2015

West Hammers Trump

Trump: “I will be so good at the military, your head will spin.”

Donald Trump interviewed with radio host Hugh Hewitt and badly fumbled a foreign policy question. “I’m looking for the next commander in chief to know who Hassan Nasrallah is, and Zawahiri, and al-Julani, and al-Baghdadi,” Hewitt said. “Do you know the players without a scorecard, yet, Donald Trump?” Trump, who is about attitude, not details, called it a “gotcha question.” But it doesn’t matter anyway, he explained. “You know, I’ll tell you honestly, I think by the time we get to office, they’ll all be changed. They’ll be all gone. I knew you were going to ask me things like this, and there’s no reason, because, number one, I’ll find — I will hopefully find Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the pack.” He then boasted, “I will be so good at the military, your head will spin.” Ah, well, never mind then!

Lt. Col. (ret.) Allen West’s response to Trump’s vacuous and ignorant answer was perfect: “No, I don’t think it’s a gotcha question. When you are running for the presidency of the United States of America, the most important title is commander in chief. … This is a great teachable moment. … Our national politics are starting to resemble American Idol. … I want to see our candidates out there that understand the geopolitical scene and not be like President Obama.”

In case you missed it, yesterday Tucker Carlson asked me if Donald Trump is qualified to be president. Here's my answer…

Posted by Allen West on Sunday, September 6, 2015

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