This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, November 10, 2016:
In March, Donald Trump trotted out an early list of foreign-policy advisors on whom he would be relying if he were elected president. In an interview with the Washington Post, Trump said, “I can give you some of the names … Walid Phares, who you probably know, PhD, adviser to the House of Representatives Caucus, and counter-terrorism expert; Carter Page, PhD; George Papadopoulos — he’s an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy; the Honorable Joseph Schmitz, [former] inspector general at the Department of Defense; [retired] Gen. Keith Kellogg; and I have quite a few more.”
In August he added “quite a few more” and then, the day after he was elected, Trump added still more, this time in the economic policy area.
There are at least four “wild cards” in the deck that Trump is building,