Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump finally released at least a partial list of the people (other than himself) he says are advising him on foreign policy, the The Washington Post reported Monday.
The list of five men includes no heavyweights from any of the main schools of foreign policy thought.
Trump had been promising for months to make such a list public, but had delayed it repeatedly. He provided the list in a meeting with the Washington Post’s editorial board.
Trump’s admittance that he’s receiving advice on foreign policy comes in advance of a scheduled speech Monday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference.
Here’s who Trump told the Post was advising him:
Walid Phares, who you probably know. Ph.D., adviser to the House of Representatives. He’s a counter-terrorism expert. Carter Page, Ph.D. George Papadopoulos. He’s an oil and energy consultant. Excellent guy. The honorable Joe Schmitz, [was] inspector general at the Department of Defense. General Keith Kellogg. And I have quite a few more. But that’s a group of some of the people that we are dealing with. We have many other people in different aspects of what we do. But that’s pretty representative group.
Trump said he’d be releasing more names of his advisers. He had said just last week when asked who his advisers were that he was speaking to himself “number one.”