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Michele Bachmann Advising Trump On Foreign Policy

Michelle Bachmann at Podium

Former Minnesota Congresswoman and Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she’s advising Donald Trump on foreign policy:

Tea Party firebrand Michele Bachmann says she is advising Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on foreign policy.

The former Minnesota congresswoman attended a fundraiser in the state for Trump on Saturday, where she revealed to the press that she has his ear on foreign policy.

“He also recognizes there is a threat around the world, not just here in Minnesota, of radical Islam,” she said, according to MPR News. “I wish our President Obama also understood the threat of radical Islam and took it seriously.”

“He’s a common-sense guy, not into political correctness,” Bachmann added, according to the Star Tribune.

Bachmann is already part of Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board, providing “support” to Trump on “issues important to Evangelicals and other people of faith in America.”

I feel so much better. Don’t you?

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  1. CSK says:

    Sarah Palin is going to be soooooooo jealous.

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  2. Scott says:

    Is she advising on real estate also? I’m sure her knowledge of real estate is as broad as her knowledge of foreign policy.

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  3. Gustopher says:

    You can’t even see her crazy eyes in that photo…

    Anyway, I don’t think she’s any worse on foreign policy than Trump himself is, so sure, why not?

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  4. gVOR08 says:

    Well, at least she’s not claiming to be advising on economic policy.

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  5. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    @Gustopher: Thank you! That made me feel better about this development.

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  6. rachel says:

    Michelle Bachman is advising him? Yeah, sure, why not? It’s not like he listens to advice anyway.

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  7. Gustopher says:

    @rachel: Why do you think that he doesn’t listen to advice? He says he doesn’t listen to advice, and he will never listen to the advice to shut up, but other than that? He’s a man without opinions or views on a lot of things — just pour in some opinions, add a little praise, and he will believe he thought of it.

    He’s a very dumb man by all accounts.

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  8. rachel says:

    @Gustopher:

    He’s a man without opinions or views on a lot of things — just pour in some opinions, add a little praise, and he will believe he thought of it.

    That’s not ‘listening to advice’, that’s just being a gullible putz.

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  9. Jen says:

    Each time I think his campaign cannot get any weirder, it does.

    This is not comforting in the least, but I’ll bet it’s interesting having a Dominionist advising someone who is pretty amoral. I do hope there’s one sane person milling about this campaign who has the chops to write a decent book, because the fly-on-the-wall observations are going to be epic.

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  10. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Jen: If they were sane, do you think they’d be on his campaign? So I’ll look forward to the insane ramblings of some incoherent Lewandowski wanna be.

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  11. Mikey says:

    “I wish our President Obama also understood the threat of radical Islam and took it seriously.”

    Meanwhile, in the actual real world:

    The defeat for ISIL in Manbij is the latest in a succession of crushing defeats.

    “Thus far, the coalition has flown over 90,000 sorties conducting 14,000 coalition air strikes in Iraq and Syria. We’ve also trained 30,000 Iraqi security personnel,” said U.S. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price.

    As a result of the withering campaign, Price said, “the Iraqis have reclaimed nearly 50 percent of populated territory that ISIL once held. In Syria, ISIL has been rolled back from nearly 25 percent of the territory they previously controlled.”

    Also, ISIL’s fighting force has been sliced in half. “The intelligence estimate that we use, still says between 19,000 and 25,000 fighters in ISIL. And that’s an older figure. We certainly we think we have killed somewhere around 25,000,” said Garver.

    ISIL empire crumbling under relentless pressure

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  12. al-Alameda says:

    Former Minnesota Congresswoman and Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she’s advising Donald Trump on foreign policy:

    You can’t make anything up anymore.

    One thing is certain: In November we’re going to find out if America wants to board the crazy train.

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  13. Pete S says:

    Foreign country policy or foreign planet policy? The latter, I suspect she has some working knowledge

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  14. Paul Hooson says:

    Moe, Larry or Curly were not available? I don’t understand Bachmann’s qualifications here. But, then again who in the Trump campaign is qualified? His national spokesperson was arrested for shoplifting, and only chosen because she is half-Black to supposedly appeal to minority voters. Trump’s Jefferson County Colorado campaign chairman is a 12 year old child. Trump’s Minnesota campaign staff were so incompetent that no one could fill out the ballot paperwork and organize the elector slate, where Trump nearly lost November ballot access. – This is probably the most amateurish Republican presidential campaign by a nominee ever, with Trump’s weaknesses as an effective manager able to delegate responsibility to competent persons is in severe trouble mode here. – The best campaign. not the best candidate always wins presidential elections, and this year it is certainly not the Trump Campaign that is managed like clockwork.

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