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Craig Shirley: Foreign Policy Might Get Trump Nomination

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By    |   Monday, 23 Nov 2015 07:03 PM

Though GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump was initially seen as strong on the economy, recent events have pushed him stronger into the lead on foreign policy, historian and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley tells Newsmax TV.

"Trump, as ironic as it seemed to be originally that his strongest message was economic, and now it seems to be appearing to be on foreign policy," Shirley said Monday on "Newsmax Prime."

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Voters understand the difference between so-called foreign policy experience and being strong in foreign policy, Shirley said, and Trump is currently coming across strongest on foreign policy, vowing to keep terrorism out of the United States.

"So ironically, it might be foreign policy through which he gets the nomination, more than his bona fides on the economy," Shirley said.

Ben Carson, who had been battling Trump atop the polls, has slipped in recent weeks. Though Carson could bounce back, Shirley said, Trump's momentum seems to be propelling him farther ahead.

"Republican voters might be in the slow transition of going from thinking about Donald Trump just as a candidate to starting to think about Donald Trump as a Republican nominee," he said. "The sheer momentum of going forward is keeping him going forward."

Sen. Marco Rubio likely will continue to rise as well, Shirley said, though he is seen as more establishment than Sen. Ted Cruz. It will be Cruz, Shirley predicted, who eventually challenges Trump for the anti-establishment support.

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