[ExI] Donald Trump

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu May 5 17:46:17 UTC 2016

Now that Donald Trump has won the nomination it looks like it's going to be
an interesting election for a number of reasons:

*Trump is the most anti free trade presidential candidate from a major
party in my lifetime.
*Trump wants to impose restrictions on freedom of the press especially when
they say things about him he doesn't like.
*Trump wants to give a religious test to everyone who enters the USA,
Christian imbecility is OK, Muslim imbecility is not.
*Trump says vaccination causes autism
despite overwhelming scientific evidence that it doesn't.
*Trump wants to build a enormously expensive structure (that Mexico will
NOT pay for) that will prove no more effective than China's great wall was.

*Trump says women who have had abortions should be punished, but the men
involved should not be.
*Trump believes that Barack Obama was born in Kenya despite a mountain
of evidence to the contrary.
*Trump believes that Ted Cruz's father killed president Kennedy.
*Trump wants to forcibly deport 11.3 million undocumented immigrants within
2 years, something that would cost between 400 and 600 billion dollars
assuming it could be done at all,  which it can't be.

Donald Trump would order the military not only to bring back waterboarding
(that was banned in 2009) but "I would bring back a hell of a lot worse
than waterboarding. *Even if it doesn’t work they deserve it anyway*”.  And
that would set the stage for the most serious confrontation between the
military and the presidency since the Civil War, because when asked about
this 4 star General Michael Hayden,  the only man ever to have been head of
both the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, said
the CIA would flat out refuse to obey such a presidential order and "If
some future president is going to decide to waterboard, he’d better bring
his own bucket, because he’s going to have to do it himself". Trump would
also order soldiers to become war criminals and to kill the wives and
children of suspected terrorists, he said  “You have to take out their
families. They say they don’t care about their lives so you have to take
out their families.”  When hundreds of military officers said they would
disobey such a illegal order from their commander in chief Trump said "They
won’t refuse. They’re not gonna refuse me. Believe me. I’m a leader, I’ve
always been a leader. I’ve never had any problem leading people. If I say
do it, they’re going to do it."

Donald Trump is a irrational sadistic nut with a hair trigger temper who
has demonstrated a propensity to act before he thinks, and yet millions of
people believe this would be the perfect man to hand the nuclear launch
codes to. I am afraid. Imagine what things would be like if Trump had been
president in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crises, today you and I wouldn't
be here and neither would civilization. It's true that Trump will probably
never be president, the betting market only gives him a 26.5% chance, but a
26.5%  chance that you will be shot would still be cause for concern.

  John K Clark
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