Trump Finally Reveals Foreign Policy Team (Besides Himself)
Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski has been pursuing Donald Trump like the Tommy Lee Jones character from The Fugitive over his reluctance to announce a team of foreign policy team, a pursuit which culminated last week in Trump’s announcement of a team consisting of “Me, Myself, and I.”
On Monday, however, the Republican presidential frontrunner finally did reveal the team of advisers whose names don’t rhyme with “dump,” according to The Washington Post. In a meeting with the paper’s editorial board, Trump began by revealing his foreign policy team:
“Walid Phares, who you probably know. Ph.D., adviser to the House of Representatives. He’s a counterterrorism expert,” Trump said. “Carter Page, Ph.D. George Papadopoulos. He’s an oil and energy consultant. Excellent guy. The honorable Joe Schmitz, [was] inspector general at the Department of Defense. General Keith Kellogg. And I have quite a few more. But that’s a group of some of the people that we are dealing with. We have many other people in different aspects of what we do. But that’s pretty representative group.”
Trump said he plans to share more names in the coming days.
The team includes several officials who served under President George W. Bush, whose invasion of Iraq Trump has been highly critical of. George Papadopoulos was an adviser to Ben Carson‘s presidential campaign.
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