Trump is an idiot. But here’s the way it all ends for us. We’ll elect someone who will act on the belief that the entire world owes us something. And the something they owe us is oil. Then, when they don’t give it to us, we’ll take it from them. Or try to. And that is how World War III begins.
BTW, we NEVER took a country’s possessions, the way he implies. We didn’t with Germany, we didn’t with Japan. We didn’t with the Confederacy. But none of them had oil I guess. So the Donald will lie about it, and we will be complicit.
Donald Trump said Sunday that as president, he would not have acted to protect civilians in Libya until they agreed to write a big check the U.S.
“Why aren’t they paying us?” Trump asked CNN’s Candy Crowley. “When they said that you should have said, we’ll go in. We want $5 billion. We have already spent $1.5 billion on fighting Gaddafi. We want $5 billion right now and we’ll go in. You know what? That’s peanuts to them. They’d give you a check in two seconds.”
The billionaire also said he was nostalgic for a time when the U.S. could claim the resources of defeated nations.
“In the old days when you have a war and you win, that nation is yours,” he said. “Either I go in and take the oil or I don’t go in at all.”
“Just take their oil?” Crowley asked.
“Absolutely,” Trump replied. “I’d take the oil, give them plenty so they can live very happily. I’d take the oil.”