Tags: Trump Administration | Donald Trump | GOP2016 | foreign policy | donald trump | experts | president

Foreign Policy Experts Unsure of Working With Trump

Image: Foreign Policy Experts Unsure of Working With Trump
(Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 15 Apr 2016 05:04 PM

Some veteran GOP foreign policy experts are publicly rejecting the idea of working for Donald Trump if he were elected president, but others are reportedly weighing how — and if — they'd respond to a call from a Trump administration.

The Washington Post reports Eliot Cohen, a professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University and a former official in the President George W. Bush administration, is behind an anti-Trump petition that's gathered 121 signatures from GOP national security experts.

A separate group of retired officers and high-profile members of prior GOP administrations have called on the military to disobey orders to torture captured suspected terrorists or target their families, Foreign Policy has reported

The Republican presidential front-runner "is a massive outlier," Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, tells the Post.

Beyond those who have said they'd never work for Trump, "there are hundreds and hundreds left who have stayed silent," he tells the newspaper.

Others concede they're not sure how they'd react.

"Leaving any particular president completely alone and bereft from the best advice people could give him just doesn't sound responsible," one unnamed former senior Republican official tells the Post, adding "I haven't been asked."

"I would never say never, but it's hard to envision myself," the official tells the Post.

The Post, citing an unnamed source, reports a meeting attempt between former CIA head and retired Gen. David Petraeus and Trump hasn't yet fixed on a date.

And Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, has declined to say if Trump's stated admiration for him is returned, telling NPR "I simply don't know him well enough to give you that kind of judgment." 

Trump has raised eyebrows on his foreign policy stances, including his proposed retreat from NATO, targeting the families of terror suspects, tearing up existing trade deals, and again relying on enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding.

Meanwhile, the Post reports there's discrepancies on the resume of one of Trump's already announced foreign policy advisers, George Papadopoulous, an oil and gas consultant and expert in eastern Mediterranean energy policy, including his roles at the Hudson Institute, at the 2012 Geneva International Model United Nations, and at the 2008 annual American Hellenic Institute Foundation Conference.

The Post reports Papadopoulous referred questions about the discrepancies to campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks.

Related Stories:

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Some veteran GOP foreign policy experts are publicly rejecting the idea of working for Donald Trump if he were elected president, but others are reportedly weighing how - and if - they'd respond to a call from a Trump administration.
foreign policy, donald trump, experts, president, campaign
410
2016-04-15
Friday, 15 Apr 2016 05:04 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved