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Republican Frontrunner Assembles Crackpot Foreign Policy Team Consisting of the Kind of People Who Advise Republicans

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I’m beginning to think that the Donald is not a serious thinker. See, this is why the GOP needs to STOP TRUMP — where are the sensible Republicans who will save us from someone who gets advice from anti-Islamic cranks?

Walid Phares, the “counterterrorism expert” who also served as an advisor to Mitt Romney, has ties to a right-wing Lebanese militia accused of committing war crimes during that country’s bloody 15-year civil war.

Oh. But how about the other remaining viablish candidate in the Republican race? He’s the senator representing the nation’s second-largest state. Surely he wouldn’t assemble a foreign policy team that represents a literal muderer’s row of bloodthirsty loons…oh right.

Still, can we really afford to have a reality TV show who says this kind of stuff in response to the Brussels attacks as a major party candidate for president:

For years, the west has tried to deny this enemy exists out of a combination of political correctness and fear. We can no longer afford either.

Our European allies are now seeing what comes of a toxic mix of migrants who have been infiltrated by terrorists and isolated, radical Muslim neighborhoods.

We will do what we can to help them fight this scourge, and redouble our efforts to make sure it does not happen here.

We need to immediately halt the flow of refugees from countries with a significant al Qaida or ISIS presence.

We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.

Oh, wait, sorry, that was Ted Cruz. My mistake. If only the reasonable, moderate Marco Rubio was still in the race. And, in fairness, you can say relatively rational things about terrorist attacks and win your home state and…that’s it in the Republican primaries.

In conclusion, it’s completely inexplicable that Donald Trump has come completely out of nowhere to emerge as the Republican frontrunner.

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