May 16, 2016 9:02 pm -


Robert Gates, who has worked for both Republicans and Democratic presidents, says Donald Trump is different than past presidents is that he doesn’t listen to advice from others.

“The difference is each one of those presidents, as strong-minded as each of them was, understood he did not have all the answers and surrounded himself with experienced, thoughtful people who would give good advice,” Gates said in an interview in Williamsburg, Va., with moderator John Dickerson of CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “And they were willing to listen.”

Trump, though, has a go-it-alone mentality that could be harmful if he’s elected president, Gates said.

“I guess one of the things that makes it challenging for me is that he seems to think that he has all the answers and that he doesn’t need advice from staff or anybody else,” he said.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.