Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to barrel toward the party's nomination. As such, people continue to ask how exactly he might plan on governing the nation, if it comes to that, and Donald Trump continues to assure the American people that eff it, he'll make it up as he goes along.
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who has long shied away from naming any foreign policy advisors, suggested Wednesday that he was his own top consultant on the issue.
"I'm speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain, and I've said a lot of things," Trump said during a telephone interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe.
Well there you go. No need to bone up on America's allies and enemies in the Middle East, or get a rundown of why North Korea is probably not a pleasant place to go on holiday. When you have a brain as good as Donald Trump—and you've said a lot of things—using that gigantic brain to lead the foreign policy of the most militarily powerful nation in the world is child's play.
As a minor aside, I'm also enjoying how our main window into plans and ambitions of the future potential leader of the free world, as the saying goes, is a series of telephone interviews on a show called Morning Joe. Thank goodness somebody is trying to vet the short-fingered vulgarian before we hand the nation over to him.
"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," Trump said.
"But I speak to a lot of people, but my primary consultant is myself, and I have a good instinct for this stuff,” he added.
Oh, he has people, he can assure you of that. He has lots of people, but they're all secret right now because they are shy and don't want to come out to play. They live in Canada; you probably wouldn't know them.
Let's be clear on a little something here. Donald Trump is very, very likely to become the Republican nominee for the presidency. Despite fevered plans by "sensible" Republicans to somehow scuttle his nomination via brokered convention, the far more likely outcome sees the party following the lead of Gov. Chris Christie, Gov. Rick Scott, and other establishment figures to rally behind the racist lunatic and pretend he is a statesman after all. Trump would be a heavy underdog in the primary election, whether his opponent be Clinton or Sanders or a clump of wet potting soil, but even "underdog" status would, given the roiling nature of elections, amount to probably no less than a one in three shot of winning the presidency.
So where we are at, as everyone bickers about how much attention to give the obvious lunatic who is winning the Republican nomination for the presidency, is that the obvious lunatic has a very realistic chance of being placed in charge of the entire sodding country.
Unless, of course, the forces of goddamn Morning Joe et al rally to point out the imbalanced buffoonery of a man saying he doesn't need book-learning to know how to run the world, he just needs his own enormous brain and a microphone in front of him.