The retired Army colonel who Donald Trump listed as one of his “go-to” advisers has never actually discussed national security policy with him, according to a report in Mother Jones on Wednesday.
Over the weekend, the billionaire and GOP presidential candidate told NBC News that Col. Jack Jacobs, a military analyst who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Vietnam war, was one of the two men he listed as someone he “talk[s] to for military advice right now.”
“Col. Jack Jacobs is a good guy,” he said on “Meet the Press.” “And I see him on occasion.”
Trump also mentioned that he turned to former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton for advice, as well as “the shows.”
According to Mother Jones, however, Trump and Jacobs never actually talk about policy issues.