Now, we are a small publication, so we can afford to have some journalistic integrity and instead of going for the headline “Trump planning to nuke Europe”, we can defend The Donald a little bit. The entire conversation with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews went something like this (questions in italics): Can you tell the Middle East we’re not using nuclear weapons? I would never say that. I would never take any of my cards off the table. How about Europe? We won’t use in Europe? I’m not going to take it off the table for anybody. You’re going to use it in Europe? No! I don’t think so. But… Just say it, say ‘I’m not going to use a nuclear weapon in Europe’. I am not taking cards off the table. I’m not going to use nukes – but I’m not taking any cards off the table… You can hate Trump as much as you like, but that is actually the correct answer. Obviously, I’m all for complete nuclear disarmament, but let’s be realistic: in a world full of nuclear weapons, and in a country disliked by so many around the world, why would the president rule out ever using them? Probably more so than ever, Americans seem to have a black or white approach to things and it didn’t really help them maintain their position as the leaders of the free world. What this “make up your mind and don’t ever change it or else you are a flip-flopper” got them is Donald Trump being really close to the presidency. In other words: it is exactly those liberals and conservatives now cursing him, who created the situation, where such a candidate could rise to the top.

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