Trump’s fear of stones

Business Day - - OPINION -

It is un­be­liev­able that the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s re­ac­tive pol­icy and at­ten­tion-grab­bing move be­fore the midterm elec­tions in the US was to send prac­ti­cally the same num­ber of troops the US still has in Afghanistan fight­ing a war with the Tal­iban, to the US bor­der with Mex­ico to stop the in­vad­ing “bar­bar­ians ”— about 7,000 souls, mainly Hon­duran refugees in­clud­ing fam­i­lies with chil­dren.

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump an­nounced that “this in­va­sion poses a dire threat to our sovereignty and if they start throw­ing stones at our troops I will is­sue an or­der to shoot back at them, as a stone if it hits you on the head can kill you”. I think he has learned from his Is­raeli friends.

I al­ways had the nag­ging sus­pi­cion that Trump was a border­line id­iot.

His pre­vi­ous sec­re­tary of state, Rex Tiller­son, was cor­rect when he called the US pres­i­dent a mo­ron.

JM Bou­vier Bryanston

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