Maybe there really is a method to Donald Trump’s madness? You decide.
If you’ve gotten this far, then you’ve done more than just gawk at the headline, roll your eyes, and curse Trump and this country for allowing him to succeed this far as a presidential candidate. And that’s good. This is one of those things where your opinion might change after you read the facts.
On NBC’s “Meet The Press”, Donald Trump said that the Middle East would be better off if former dictators Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gadhafi were still in power.
Hold on to your hats, there’s more.
His reasoning behind this very bold and seemingly absurd statement is that the terrorist threats that have resulted in response to the ousting of these dictators are even worse than the rulers themselves.
In reference to the Islamic Sate presence in Iraq, the mogul and GOP candidate said, “You know what [Hussein] used to do to terrorists–A one day trial and shoot him…and the one day trial usually lasted five minutes, right? There was no terrorism them.” Well then.
He compared the situations in both Iraq and Libya to that of the current state of Syria, while also supporting Russian president Vladimir Putin’s efforts to fight ISIS there with air-strikes, though he believes Putin will quickly “get bogged down there.”
Other politicians including John McCain and Chris Christie have criticized Trump following his comments, calling him “painfully naive” and unaware of the realities that are actually happening in the Middle East, and maybe he is, but here are the facts.
Basically, Trump believes that though these dictators weren’t exactly the nicest human beings on the planet, which is a severe understatement, the terrorist groups in place in their respective countries are far worse, so in essence Trump’s statement is true, but things just aren’t that simply painted in black and white.
Like I said, you decide.