As we’ve established, there are Two Trumps—and it turns out they’re talking to each other!

Asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” who he talks with consistently about foreign policy, Trump responded, “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.” “I know what I’m doing and I listen to a lot of people, I talk to a lot of people and at the appropriate time I’ll tell you who the people are,” Trump said. “But my primary consultant is myself and I have a good instinct for this stuff.”

If man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client, a presidential candidate who is his own foreign policy advisor has no business ever getting within a country mile of the Oval Office.

This is a perfect example of how Trump the Bombastic Showman serves to distract from Trump the Dangerous Candidate. It’s easy to laugh at the patent absurdity of Trump’s statement—”I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things”—while ignoring the chilling implications.

A president is not an island. A president cannot rely exclusively on himself and his instincts.

Trump is famously a person who doesn’t like to be told no. That is a terrifying quality in a president.

The office of the presidency confers too much power to be inhabited by a person who prefers to be his own advisor.

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