Listening to Donald Trump speak about foreign policy, domestic policy, any sort of policy, is like listening to a middle school student give an oral book report on a book he never read.
“The sea is where the old man retired after he won the red badge of courage for killing the mockingbird. Then he caught a really big fish and named it ‘Ahab.'”
I doubt Trump ever read the book, but it sounds like he wants to put a scarlet letter on women who seek abortions. Or he doesn’t. It depends on the time of day. Trump said if abortion becomes illegal, then women who seek an abortion should be punished. Later he said only the bad guy doctors should be punished. Even his fellow Republicans said it was stupid to go after the mothers, though I suspect the anti-choice crowd would be just fine with that.
State representatives in Louisiana and Iowa introduced bills that would charge a woman with “feticide” if she got an abortion. Many states are enacting or exploring “personhood” for a fetus legislation. The step after that would be to punish mothers. Trump is not the first Republican to talk about punishing women for getting an abortion.
I doubt Trump knows that if you give an illegal abortion today that the doctor will be punished. But there’s a lot Trump does not know.
Trump also talked about nuclear weapons. He won’t say he’ll never use them on ISIS, which is kinda stupid. Cruz has the stupid line of carpet bombing ISIS, yet Trump makes that look semi intelligent.
Trump said the United States shouldn’t spend so much protecting other nations and perhaps should even quit NATO. A lot of people will agree with that. He then stated that other countries should pay us for protection, as if we’re the mob. He also says it’ll be OK if Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia develop nuclear weapons, and stated it’s going to happen eventually anyway. No it’s not. Trump is truly an idiot.
Japan has the technology and materials to build nuclear weapons. They can easily develop a delivery method that surpasses current bomb owners such as North Korea, Pakistan, and India. The thing about Japan is that they don’t want this weapon. They won’t even allow the United States to keep nuclear weapons on Japanese soil (and I wonder if we don’t have any there on the sly). I don’t think Saudi Arabia has much interest in building a bomb or going to war. Hell, they won’t even fight ISIS. South Korea probably won’t go for a nuclear weapon (and they could probably do it too) and start a real arms race.
In 1979 someone tested a nuclear bomb over the Indian Ocean. No country has claimed credit for this but it’s pretty much globally agreed that the offending nation was South Africa with help from Israel (you know, the good guys). South Africa claims it’s abandoned its nuclear program and Israel won’t admit to having any.
Every U.S. president since Truman has worked to prevent other nations from having nuclear weapons. A Trump administration would encourage it.
A lot of Trump supporters are saying he was taken advantage by the interviewer, which was MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. They’ve painted Matthews as this ultra-intelligent manipulator. Have they ever watched Chris Matthews? He might be the most confused and out of his element guy to ever have his own show since Larry King. If Trump is going to be stumped by Matthews then maybe he is afraid of Ted Cruz, and should be petrified of Hillary Clinton.
Then again, Trump did a radio show this week and he wasn’t aware the host was a member of the #NeverTrump movement. Maybe he should fire his campaign manager.
You know how Obama critics say he’s destroying the country? Trump might actually destroy the world.
And he’d probably drop a bomb on your uterus.
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