- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 17, 2016

Likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he consults with himself on issues like foreign policy because he has “a very good brain.”

Asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” who he talks with “consistently” about foreign affairs, Mr. Trump responded, “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things,” Politico reported.

The mogul pointed to his 2000 book, “The America We Deserve,” where he made a reference to Osama bin Laden before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“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,” Mr. Trump said Wednesday. “But I speak to a lot of people, but my primary consultant is myself, and I have a good instinct for this stuff.”

Asked whether his foreign policy could be considered “neoisolationist,” Mr. Trump responded, “I wouldn’t say that at all.”

He went on to explain that he “would consult with the best people” before launching an attack on the Islamic State terrorist group.

“I would much prefer getting some of the other nations of our world involved and let them do something for a change,” he said.

Mr. Trump has kept mum on his foreign policy team, despite promising in early February to release a list of his advisers in “about two weeks,” Politico reported.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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