It is becoming harder and harder to believe that Donald Trump wants to honestly be taken seriously here lately. He continues to add people to his campaign that have no idea what they are doing, politically. The most recent addition is ultra-conservative Michele Bachmann. Although she was already a part of his Evangelical Advisory Board, she has now declared herself as his foreign policy adviser, as well.
Bachmann attended a fundraiser in Minnesota on Saturday where she announced her new position as Trump’s ear on foreign policy. She also had few words to say in regard to Trump’s stance on foreign policy:
‘He also recognizes there is a threat around the world, not just here in Minnesota, of radical Islam. I wish our President Obama also understood the threat of radical Islam and took it seriously.’
Thinking back over the years and reflecting on how well Mrs. Bachmann has fared as far as her own political career has gone, it’s a wonder why Trump would think it wise to allow her to advise him on anything. Sure, it’s nice to have an advisory board on evangelical issues in America, seeing as how the audience most likely to vote for him are on the radical side of the Christian faith. It’s great that he chose her to be a leader on that board, because she is obviously good at what she does when it comes to pandering to that audience.
It is not, however, a good idea to let her advise him on anything that has to do with foreign policy. What exactly does he think she knows about foreign policy that he doesn’t know? What exactly does she think she knows about foreign policy that would allow her the right to advise anyone on such issues? Trump would probably be just as well off if he asked a random high school student about their take on foreign policy issues.
When the news came out, people on Twitter just had to let it be known that this idea was insane:
Michele Bachmann advising Trump https://t.co/ruQpQNtYGf
Why not just hire “Big Bird” or “The Hamburgler” for the gig?
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) August 21, 2016
— TKDMike (@tkdmike) August 21, 2016
No one wants to take this seriously. Bachmann is the last person anyone would think to call on for advice on foreign policy. Unless he needs advice on how to be a “better” Christian or how gay conversion therapy works, it would be best for him to leave her on his evangelical board and be happy with that.