[ExI] Donald Trump
protokol2020 at gmail.com
Thu May 5 19:18:18 UTC 2016
I still remember 1980 elections. Reagan this, Reagan that, he is a nutcase,
he will start the war, he has knowledge shortages ...
Thankfully, he was elected and not that "genius" Carter.
On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 7:46 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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