If Donald Trump succeeds in his bid for the White House, don't expect to see his top military commanders on the cable news circuit.
The Republican presidential front-runner told voters at a rally Monday night in Carmel, Indiana, that he would forbid his generals from participating in television interviews if he's elected president.
"I don't want our generals on television," Trump reportedly said. "I will prohibit them."
"I don't want them saying things like, 'Our nation has never been so ill-prepared,'" he added.
Trump, who often claims the U.S. needs to be more unpredictable with its military strategy and foreign policy, argued that two of the nation's most celebrated generals, George Patton and Douglas MacArthur, would never "be on television saying how weak we are."
"Number one, they wouldn't be on television because they'd be knocking the hell out of the enemy, they wouldn't have time," he said.
The billionaire's comments come just days after former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described him as the type of person who "believes he's the smartest person in the room."
"One of the things that worries me, Martha, is that he doesn't appear to listen to people," Gates said of Trump during an interview Sunday with ABC News' Martha Raddatz.