This is why Europeans across the continent are hoping to see Donald Trump win the US presidency:
“What’s happening in Europe can lead to its collapse. It’s dramatic what Merkel has allowed to happen, this flood,” he said, adding that the “consequences” were being felt around the continent.
“If we don’t deal with the situation competently and firmly, then yes, it’s the end of Europe,” he predicted.
Stopping short of predicting civil war, he said the continent had “real revolutions ahead of you”, adding that Europe “won’t be spared” a 9/11-style disaster.
“My German friends no longer know where they are. They can’t believe their eyes about what is happening…they’re desperate,” he claimed.
He also warned that if immigration could not be dealt with “in an intelligent, rapid and energetic manner,” then Europe was headed for “more than just upheaval, on a scale you can’t even imagine.”
As for France, Mr Trump warned: “Unfortunately, France isn’t what it was, nor Paris”. The pro-gun candidate claimed that the Paris terrorist attack of November 13 that killed 130 could have been thwarted if the French had been allowed to bear arms to defend themselves, saying he would have done so.
At the Bataclan (concert hall where 90 died), he said: “The only people who had weapons were the killers…it was ‘open bar’ for a massacre.”
He added: “I always carry a weapon on me. If I’d been at the Bataclan or one of those bars, I would have opened fire. I would have perhaps died, but at least I would have taken a shot. The worst thing is the powerlessness to respond to those who want to kill you,” he said.
They don’t get a vote, but I think Trump just won over the French and German people. And remember, Trump is married to a European, so he understands the continent much better than most American politicians.
And as for the Americans, notice that he didn’t say his bodyguards carried a gun. He does. Not only that, but he is advocating for carry laws in Europe. I expect he is considerably more trustworthy on the 2nd Amendment than any of the Republican establishment candidates.