One good thing to come from the Republican debates this week is the weakness in Trump’s armor may finally have started to show to his fellow Republicans. He is weak on foreign policy, he is weak on domestic policy, he is weak on economic policy: he is weak.
It was made obvious when CNN’s host Jake Tapper asked about whether the candidates could be trusted with nuclear launch codes. Trump took a hit at Rand Paul and then said that he had a temperament that was “very good, very calm.”
Rand responded by saying, “Would we not all be worried to have someone like [Trump] in charge of the nuclear arsenal?”
Trump’s weakness on foreign policy was apparent when Marco Rubio made the point that a president should be ready on day one and even Trump himself recognized that he would have to educate himself to be ready.
“These are extraordinarily dangerous times that we live in. And the next president of the United States better be someone that understands these issues and has good judgment about them because the number one issue that a president will ever confront, and the important obligation that the federal government has, is to keep this nation safe,” said Rubio.
“Are you saying that you have the knowledge to be the president that Mr. Trump does not have?” asked Tapper.
“Well, you should ask him questions in detail about the foreign policy issues our president will confront, because you had better be able to lead our country on the first day,” said Rubio. “Not six months from now, not a year from now, on the first day in office, our president could very well confront a national security crisis. You can’t predict it. Sometimes, you cannot control it.”
All Trump would say is that he would know a lot more about the world by the time he gets to office – if he gets to office.
For more on this, read the article from Vox titled: “Donald Trump lost the Republican debate, and it wasn’t even close.”