By Tom Quiner

Islamic terrorists killed 34 people in Turkey yesterday using a car bomb.

In the Ivory Coast, an al Qaeda affiliate killed a dozen more.

Last month, another car bomb killed 29 in Turkey.

In the last 30 days alone, 1193 people have been killed in the name of Mohammed in twenty-five different countries.

In the meantime, here in the United States, we have a decidedly unserious man about to become the Republican nominee for president. When asked by MSNBC if he had a foreign policy “team,” Donald Trump said,

“Yes, there is a team. Well, there’s not a team. I’m going to be forming a team.”

This is a dangerous world, as Islam proves to us on a daily basis. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s operating philosophy is to play to our fantasies, as he proudly admitted in his book, “The Art of the Deal:”

 “I play to people’s fantasies. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole.”

An unserious man like Donald Trump is not equipped to deal with the cancer spreading across the globe.

Islamic terrorism is not a fantasy, even if our president downplays the threat by characterizing the enemy as the “JV Team.”

We need an adult in the White House fast. Donald Trump is not the man for the job.



  1. Paul Sharp on March 14, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I also am very concerned about Trump’s seriousness, or lack thereof. But, I think the public is getting opportunity to learn about this man. If only the same were true regarding the two candidates from the other party.

  2. Harlan Bergman on March 14, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I’m not a Trump fan, as such, but I would vote for him against either Hillary or Bernie. But, what would likely happen in the election, if Trump is the candidate, is that many Republicans would not vote at all, or, would vote for the Democratic candidate. This is unfortunate and would mean that the Democratic candidate would win the election.

    • quinersdiner on March 14, 2016 at 10:47 am

      I think you’re absolutely correct.

  3. Michigan Man on March 14, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Your conclusion doesn’t follow from your premises. In fact, if you listen to what Donald Trump actually says on the matter, the contrary follows with far fewer assumptions. To argue that he doesn’t have a team so therefore he doesn’t have a plan or any valid thoughts on the issue is a logical inconsistency.

    • quinersdiner on March 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

      My concern is that a man who has no political experience and no dealings in foreign policy should have assembled a team of advisors to help him discern the complex threats faced by our nation. Mr. Trump’s admission that he has no such team suggests that he will begin learning on the job in the likely event that he is elected.

      • Michigan Man on March 14, 2016 at 12:03 pm

        And by extension the only people fit to run the government are those within the political establishment, and taken further, those within the foreign policy portion of the political establishment? It seems you’re willing to reduce Mr Trump’s efforts in a subject, one which is grossly biased towards the establishment, by unfair and limited criteria. Mr Trump has a plan, about which he has spoken publicly, and he has also named some people he has spoken to and whose opinions he respects. Furthermore, I think it’s unfair to hold a candidate from outside the government to the standard of those who have access to confident information and policy officials. The same argument was made against Romney last round — that he wasn’t versed enough in foreign policy. Well duh…
        Why tear down the support of millions who find hope in overturning the failed political aristocracy of both parties? Why support a candidate who is the very manifestation of the political elite’s attempt at capturing the anger at the political system?

      • Michigan Man on March 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm

        And yes I mean the tea party

        • quinersdiner on March 14, 2016 at 12:11 pm

          Fair enough. You’ve expressed your position well, and I appreciate what you’re saying. For me, I am repelled by Trump’s lack of character and lack of any sort of fixed moral compass, not to mention his never-ending vacillations on policy positions.

          • Michigan Man on March 14, 2016 at 12:31 pm

            My concern is two-fold: (1) Cruz and Rubio are making the case “vote for me because I’m not trump” and not “vote for me because I believe xyz”; and (2) what is happening is people are telling us that we’re voting for the wrong person and they know better. Just like with Romney last time. Nothing against you particularly; just why i think people are upset in general. Not because trump is the most conservative candidate bc we know he’s not

          • quinersdiner on March 14, 2016 at 1:42 pm

            I think you’ve got it backwards. Rubio, in particular, has laid out a coherent vision for a new century, whereas Trump says ‘vote for me because I’m Trump, and I’ll make a better deal.’ Thanks for writing, I do appreciate hearing from you. Your view represent a lot of people.

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