Trump says the US “looks weak” to the rest of the world, so his prescription...
"When the students poured into Tienanmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak … as being spit on by the rest of the world" – Donald J. Trump
This is coming from a man promising that Republicans who don't vote for him will face some kind of reprisals. The thin-skinned narcissist has already made it known he wants to “open up” libel laws to make it easier to sue people for saying mean things on the internet.
This comes after he vow to shut down parts of the internet to “fight ISIS”. His comments on Apple shows he also believes the government needs to be able to spy on smart phones, all of them.
Now he complains that Iran is buying their missiles from Russia and not from the US.
“They (Iran) just ordered missiles. I didn't know they could buy missiles with their $150 billion. They just ordered missiles from Russia, nothing from the United States...” Trump has also advocated a policy on terrorism of finding the wives and children of the terrorists and killing them. This is not just evil and immoral, it is an internationally recognized war crime.
Donald Trump is a liberal fascist dictator wanna-be.
If Trump is nominated to lead the Republican Party, there will be irrevocable damage to the party that can never be undone. The conservatives, Christians and others have always maintained an uneasy alliance within the party. His pro-big government interventionist, pro-union, protectionist, vulgar politics will be the new face of the party.
That will be a bridge too far to many people.
A Trump nomination will split the Republican Party. The best scenario for the GOP is that these groups simply sit out the election and Trump loses bad. The worst case scenario is that millions of conservatives and Christians leave he party for good, joining one or more third parties or staying independent instead.
The Constitution Party looks like it would be the best option for disaffected conservatives and Christians. Its platform is similar to the one the GOP pretends to follow. Except that the Constitution Party actually means it.
Right now the Constitution Party is like a small club, controlled by a few people without much money. But the mechanics are in place for a real party to rise up should millions of people flood in. Watching or taking part in a new party rise up to replace the dying Whig Party, I mean Republican Party, would be exciting.
Hopefully Trump is not the nominee and none of this need happen. People should consider what all of this really means when they vote.