In a speech Thursday morning, after ripping into Donald Trump for his failed business ventures and blasting him for petulant temperament, Mitt Romney also laid bare how the GOP frontrunner’s glaringly inadequate grasp of international affairs and extreme recklessness would endanger the United States.
Mr. Trump’s bombast is already alarming our allies and fueling the enmity of our enemies. Insulting all Muslims will keep many of them from fully engaging with us in their urgent fight against ISIS, and for what purpose? Muslim terrorists would only have to lie about their religion to enter the country. And then what he said about — on 60 Minutes, Did you hear this? It was about Syria and ISIS. And it has to go down as the most ridiculous and dangerous idea of the entire campaign season. “Let ISIS take out Assad,” he said, “and then we can pick up the remnants.” Now, think about that. Let the most dangerous terror organization the world has ever known take over an entire country? This recklessness is recklessness in the extreme. Now, Donald Trump tells us that he is very, very smart. I’m afraid that when it comes to foreign policy, he is very, very not smart.
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