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Let’s Nuke Europe For the Fun Of It

A confused Donald Trump couldn’t grasp why we would not (should not) nuke Europe! (He seems to be emulating his most conspicuous policy advisor, Ann Coulter.)

Nuke Europe

Donald Trump Goes Nuclear

Here are highlights from his most recent Hardball interview:

[Warning: Scary stuff follows.]

Chris Matthews: “Your most controversial suggestion was don’t take nuclear weapons [off the table]. …  I have been trying to think of how we could conceivably use a nuclear weapon in the Middle East or in Europe in fighting ISIS. Where can you? And why put it on the table or leave it on the table if you can’t imagine where to use it?”

Donald Trump: “Well, I didn’t say, ‘Don’t take it.’ I said I would be very, very slow and hesitant to pull that trigger.”

Matthews: “Where would we drop a nuclear weapon in the Middle East?”

Trump: “Let me explain. Let me explain. Somebody hits us within ISIS, you wouldn’t fight back with a nuke?”

Trump: “I’d be the last one to use the nuclear weapon.”

Matthews: “So can you take it off the table now?”

Trump: “Because that’s sort of like the end of the ball game.”

Matthews: “Can you tell the Middle East we’re not using a nuclear weapon on anybody?”

Trump: “I would never say that. I would never take any of my cards off the table.”

Matthews: “How about Europe? We won’t use it in Europe?”

Trump: “I, I’m not going to take it off the table.”

Matthews: “You might use it in Europe?”

Trump: “No, I don’t think so. But I’m not taking …”

Matthews: “Well, just say it. ‘I will never use a nuclear weapon in Europe.’”

Trump: “I am not, I am not taking cards off the table.”

Matthews: “OK.”

Trump: “I’m not going to use nuclear, but I’m not taking any cards off the table.”

Welcome to the man who wants to control the nuclear football but hasn’t got a clue about the nuclear triad.

The Donald learned well from his consigliere, Ann Coulter.

Ann Coulter Goes Nuclear

Coulter began 2005 with a proposition: “I think we ought to nuke North Korea right now just to give the rest of the world a warning.” Coulter added, “I just think it would be fun to nuke them and have it be a warning to the rest of the world.”

Just last year, Coulter advocated the “liberal use of nukes, daisy cutters, drones,” saying she was “in favor of lots of nukes and daisy cutters.”

Last October, Coulter extensively debated the employment of nuclear weaponry.

Cenk Uygur: “You said you wanted to drop nukes, so would you have dropped a nuke? … So would you have dropped the nuke [on Iraq]? … Would you have dropped the nuke?”

Ann Coulter: “Nuke, daisy-cutter, drone – it doesn’t matter. And by the way, the way this is supposed to work is a question an answer and I have given the same answer now 16 times.”

Uygur: “You have clearly answered: you would have dropped a nuke and Saddam would have probably died as well as maybe a million others … babies burned alive – but hey, we’re having fun – it’s a hyperbole.”

Coulter: “I know this is apparently mostly an audience that doesn’t really care about 9/11, but I am an American.”

If The Donald is really taking foreign (or domestic) policy advice from Ann Coulter, he should get a new advisor.

Update: A reader took issue with the title of this essay, to which I replied, re-posting relevant excerpts from Trump’s transcript, and then added:

“IN OTHER WORDS, Why Not Nuke Europe? Trump does not even give a rationale for why he would nuke Europe. He clearly can’t take a firm position – one way or the other – on this crucial (and crystal clear) question. If he does not know why he should NOT nuke Europe, then the question posed on the graphic – Why not nuke Europe? – fits both the dialogue that took place and Trump’s own thinking process. Trump, again, DOES NOT KNOW WHY HE SHOULD NOT NUKE EUROPE! If he knew why he should not nuke Europe, he would take nukes off the table.”

P.S. The essay title – Let’s Nuke Europe For the Fun Of It – obviously merges the sentiments of both Trump (why not nuke Europe) and Coulter (“I just think it would be fun to nuke them”). Satire, apparently, escapes Trump supporters.

Coulter, Simply Offensive

Polemicist Ann Coulter delights in being offensive, while claiming her words and jokes are inoffensive.

Yes, Coulter is confused.[1] Just as when she reiterated her nonsensical claim,[2]I’m not a Libertarian, though I’m more libertarian than most libertarians.”[3] Or when she insists,[4] “[Romney] was better than Ronald Reagan.” Coulter persists[5] in these[6] fantasies.[7]

But on to her offensive remarks!

Offensive

Coulter has gone on the offensive, accusing liberals and conservatives alike of being stupid (or some variation thereof). Her jokes have become worldly and her elimination rhetoric are expressions of her enmity for the Left.

Offensive

Coulter tweeted, “Only offensive word is ‘offensive.’” And regrets not “using ‘raghead’ enough.”

Ann, “raghead” thwarts productive dialogue and does not actually identify the enemy – Islamic jihadists – who actually wear a variety of clothing.

(Coulter has long been an advocate of racial profiling to combat religious extremists.)[8]

In a tweet, Coulter defended using “retarded:”

“Only offensive word is ‘offensive.’ RT@carlabercrombie @AnnCoulter: ‘…looks hilariously retarded…’ Stop that word!!!!!! It’s offensive.”

Idiot Conservatives

After Romney announced he would not run for President, Coulter said that “sane Americans” favor Romney and that those opposed to him have a “suicidal tendency” and do not “actually care about the country.”[9]

She called Gov. Perry a “moron,” and lambasted “Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, all the alleged conservatives” as “idiot conservatives.”

In a diatribe against the Right,[10] Coulter alluded to the Bush dynasty as “imbeciles,” claimed “Jeb Bush, is catnip to the stupidest influence-seekers,” and asserted “most half-wits masquerading as conservative spokesmen on TV simply repeated whatever Sarah Palin said.”

Idiot Liberals

Speaking at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Coulter castigated the Left.[11] Repeating a talking point from previous speeches, Coulter said, “Mollusks can learn from what is in front of them. Clearly, Democrats cannot.”

On Fox News, Coulter elatedly bashed Hillary:

“I think Hillary’s just really dumb. … I think we know which one the dumb one was now. This is so massively stupid what she did. … It’s so stupid … something that is so stupid … I think she’s dumb … But the real problem is, she is dumb. … it’s just one stupid political move, sticking her foot in her mouth, creating these huge problems.”[12]

Coulter never noticed the irony in her last statement, that she herself so often sticks both feet in her own mouth, “creating these huge problems” for herself.[13]

Dumb

In a series of tweets which she undoubtedly considered witty, Coulter exposed the foolishness of her heart.

In just five back-to-back tweets, Coulter called Hillary “corrupt,” “venal,” “stupid,” “DUMB,” “corrupt,” and “D-U-M-M” (misspelling in the original). Sniping at Bill, Coulter tweeted, “Hillary told Bill they needed a private server & all the thought was ‘blonde or brunette?’”

Displaying tastelessness, Coulter tweeted, “Hillary puts emails on private server AS SECY OF STATE. Bill turns ‘em over & they’re all @ penis extensions and Viagra. See the difference?”

Kill All of Them

Not content to assassinate the character of political leaders from the Clintons to Sarah Palin, Coulter expressed actual death wishes toward whole groups of people.

“All we’ll have to do is organize the death panels for the people who destroyed America, and map out whose graves will be desecrated.”[14]

“I would totally take the Chinese approach and kill them [liberals] all, so I don’t discard all of the Communists’ ideas.”[15]

“So next time I say, liberal use of nukes, daisy cutters, drones.”[16]

“I am now a pacifist in favor of the liberal use of nukes.”[17]

Coulter wants to be taken seriously. Indeed, she wants to pick the next president and determine the future of America.[18]

“My thought is that everyone should just listen to me.”[19]

Why?

Endnotes:

[1]       See “Delusional – New Ann Coulter Book” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3z.

[2]       Ann Coulter, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2/19/15.

[3]       See “Chapter 2:.Delusional – Ann Coulter’s Self-Identity,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[4]       Ann Coulter, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2/19/15.

[5]       See “Case Study # 7: Mitt Romney – Ideal Candidate” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[6]       See “Chapter 2: Presidential Follies,” Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, 2013, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[7]       See “Case Study # 6: Romney v. Everyone Else,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[8]       See “Chapter 5: Paint Chip Profiling,” Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, 2013, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[9]       Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufmann Show, WFTL, 2/2/15.

[10]     Ann Coulter, “Three Generations of Imbeciles Are Enough,” 2/4/15.

[11]     Ann Coulter, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2/19/15.

[12]     Ann Coulter, Justice with Judge Jeanine, FNC, 3/7/15.

[13]     See “Chapter 4: …Brains,” The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

[14]     Ann Coulter, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2/19/15.

[15]     Ibid.

[16]     Ann Coulter, Fox & Friends, FNC, 2/21/15.

[17]     Ibid.

[18]     See “Coulter Dictates” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3E.

[19]     Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufmann Show, WFTL, 2/2/15.