Donald Trump has no expertise of note regarding military affairs, a fact that he made abundantly clear in an interview with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press. During their discussion, Todd asked Trump where he gets military advice from. Trump responded by stating that he gets his advice from television.
Todd: Who do you talk to for military advice right now?
Trump: Well, I watch the shows. I mean, I really see a lot of great… you know, when you watch your show, and all of the other shows, and you have the generals, and you have certain people you like.
Todd: But is there somebody, is there a go-to for you? You know, every presidential candidate has a go-to…
Trump: Probably there are two or three. I mean, I like Bolton. I think he’s a tough cookie, knows what he’s talking about. Jacobs is a good guy.
Todd: You mean Ambassador Bolton?
Todd: You mean Colonel Jack Jacobs?
Trump: Colonel Jack Jacobs is a good guy, and I see him on occasion.