Why Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Team Baffles the GOP Establishment

By Matt Purple, March 24, 2016

Until recently, Donald Trump was seeking foreign policy counsel from two sources. The first was “the shows” where “you have the generals and you have certain people,” and the second was himself, because, in his own words, “I have a very good brain.”

It doesn’t exactly smack of Henry Kissinger, or even Barack Obama’s ballyhooed “team of rivals.” Perhaps recognizing this deficiency, Trump came to a meeting with the Washington Post editorial board on Monday holding a list of five foreign policy gurus who had signed onto his campaign: Walid Phares, Keith Kellogg, Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, and Joseph E. Schmitz. “That’s a pretty representative group,” Trump proclaimed.

Read this piece in entirety on Reason.com HERE.

Matt Purple is a fellow at Defense Priorities and deputy editor for Rare Politics.

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