Who, asks George Will, should Americans trust on national security? Donald Trump, who creates his own version of reality out of whole cloth? Ben Carson, with only limited experience or knowledge about foreign policy (if any at all)?
Among other things, George Will points to how the GOP candidates’ response to the attacks in Paris is distinguishing between candidates and serious contenders for Commander-in-Chief. He saves his most stinging description for Donald Trump, who creates his own version of reality…separate from reality.
For an example of pluperfect unseriousness, consider this Trump claim, which is amazingly absurd even considering the source: “I got to know [Putin] very well because we were both on ‘60 Minutes,’ we were stablemates, and we did very well that night.” They were not in the same stable; they were not in the same greenroom; they were not on the same continent. Trump was in a “60 Minutes” segment taped in Manhattan; Putin was in another segment, taped eight time zones away in Moscow. Yet somehow Trump “got to know him very well.”