President Donald Trump appears to be so ill-informed on foreign policy, he has to have it explained to him like a four-year-old.
That’s the argument CNN commentator Ana Navarro made on Thursday as she and other panel members discussed their takes on the leaked transcripts of Trump’s conversations with Mexican and Australian leaders.
“The fake news, and the lying doesn’t surprise me anymore,” Navarro told host Anderson Cooper. “The one thing we know he is consistent about, Trump, is lying. The real story here is that you have the Prime Minister of Australia having to explain policy to him like you teach a four-year-old how to read.”
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball, Navarro said, had to teach Trump his own foreign policy — and the results were shameful.
“The president of the United States was completely ignorant and clueless as to the policy that they were discussing,” she said. “It was cringe-inducing, it was painful for any American to feel embarrassed by the lack of knowledge of this president.”
“It is astounding the level of leaks in this White House,” she continued. “Forget the new chief of staff — he needs to hire a plumber to take care of these leaks.”
Trump’s call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto proved to be just as cringe-worthy.
“On the Mexican phone call, his base should be feeling very duped today,” Navarro said. “He wasn’t telling the president of Mexico ‘you’ve got to pay for the wall.’ He was saying to him, ‘shut up, don’t say you’re not going to pay for the wall because you’re making me look bad’. It was all about how he looks, not the substance.”
Watch Navarro lay into Trump’s low policy IQ below, via CNN.