Suppose no one should be at this point. And yet, here we are.
In case you missed the news, Donald Trump — despite calling himself his “primary consultant” on foreign policy — finally revealed his foreign policy team to the Washington Post. Here’s one of his picks:
Papadopoulos, a 2009 graduate of DePaul University, directs an international energy center at the London Center of International Law Practice. He previously advised the presidential campaign of Ben Carson and worked as a research fellow at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington. According to his LinkedIn profile, he has had meetings with the president of Cyprus and the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates. He obtained a masters’s degree from the University of London in 2010.
A biography on Carson’s website says Papadopoulos “designed the first ever project in Washington, D.C. think-tank history on U.S., Greece, Cyprus and Israel relations at a symposium entitled ‘Power Shifts in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Emerging Strategic Relationship of Israel, Greece and Cyprus.’”
Papadopoulos confirmed on Monday that he was an adviser to Trump but declined further comment.
So, no comment on this, then?
It’s good to know that even with his “very good brain” and second-to-none foreign policy expertise — not to mention his professed hatred of the U.N. — Donald Trump can still look beyond himself and recognize a qualified adviser when he sees one.
No, really! He sounds perfect for such an important job.