UtahPolicy.com reports that more than a few Utah Republican leaders are worried about what they call “The Trump Factor,” or the impact they think the Donald Trump presidential campaign could have on their own down ticket.
State Senator Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, is in no way concerned about that.
Additionally, Hillyard said many people worry that Trump is not familiar with foreign policy and, in fact, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently lambasted Trump for his lack of foreign policy experience. Hillyard says the job is so big that a candidate is surrounded with advisors.
“I don’t think President Obama had much background in foreign policy and he surrounded himself,” Hillyard explains. “Disagree or agree with what he’s done, I think he’s at least been able to stand toe-to-toe with people.
“If Trump is elected president I think he’ll have to do the same thing as President Obama. He is going to have to surround himself with people who understand the issues then he will have to have the courage enough to make the decisions.”
Hillyard says, unfortunately, if someone criticizes Hillary Clinton her defenders say it’s a bunch of nonsense.