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Robert Gates: Our Allies Are Seriously Concerned About Trump’s ‘Lack of Understanding’

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has some serious problems with Donald Trump‘s foreign policy and general outlook on things, which he shared in depth on ABC this morning.

He said Trump clearly doesn’t understand that a business deal (remember, HE MAKES GOOD DEALS) is different from “a negotiation with sovereign powers.” Gates doesn’t quite understand parts of Trump’s vision, given that it’s all over the place.

But what concerns him mose is how Trump “doesn’t appear to listen to people––he believes that he has all the answers, that he is the smartest man in the room.”

As for how world leaders are reacting to this, well, Gates echoed what others have said:

“[Leaders] have said publicly how worried they are about the possibility of Mr. Trump becoming president. His unpredictability, his lack of understanding of the complexity of international affairs, his threats, his claims that he’s going to make other countries do things, when, in fact, the president of the United States does not have the power to make them do things.”

Watch above, via ABC News.

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