Mark your calendars. It's been one month since Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump promised to reveal his foreign policy team.
"[It's] a team that is recommended highly by me and to me ... and a team that I've both seen and read about both in papers and seen on your show and other people," Trump told MNSBC on Feb 17.
"We're announcing a team in about a week," he said. "So we're going to keep it a secret for now."
But Trump, having kept his team under wraps for far more than "a week," is now facing rumors that such advisers don't exist — or are reluctant to affiliate themselves with him if they do.
Fueling such speculation are two recent interviews during which the billionaire first admitted "there's not a team" and later said the "primary" person helping him navigate foreign affairs is himself.
"Yes, there is a team. There's not a team. I'm going to be forming a team. I have met with far more than three people," Trump told MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on March 8.
Asked about his foreign policy team again on Wednesday, Trump told Brzezinski: "I'm speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I've said a lot of things."
"I know what I'm doing, and I listen to a lot of people ... but my primary consultant is myself and I have, you know, a good instinct for this stuff," he said.
Even Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who endorsed Trump earlier this month and has served on the Senate Armed Services Committee for nearly two decades, is less a foreign policy adviser and more a general political mentor to Trump, the businessman's campaign told Yahoo News on Tuesday.
Others who've spoken to Trump, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Defense Intelligence Agency director Lieutenant Gen. Mike Flynn, have distanced themselves from the billionaire or downplayed their conversations with him.
"I am advising any candidate that has asked me for advice on a range of issues, national security, foreign policy," Flynn was recently quoted as saying.
He added that Trump is just "one of the candidates" that he's advised.
Even if Trump continues to prolong the announcement of his foreign policy advisers, or forever keeps the team under wraps, recent surveys show him virtually tied with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton as the candidate most trusted to handle a range of issues, including foreign affairs and national security.
A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 U.S. voters taken in mid-February found that 44 percent of voters trust Trump more on national security versus 43 percent who trust Clinton more.
Trump's campaign has ignored the Washington Examiner's multiple requests for comment.