US President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, the US, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE
US President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, the US, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE

It is unbelievable that the Trump administration’s reactive policy and attention-grabbing move before the midterm elections in the US was to send practically the same number of troops the US still has in Afghanistan fighting a war with the Taliban, to the US border with Mexico to stop the invading “barbarians” —  about 7,000 thousands souls, mainly Honduran refugees including families with children.

 President Donald Trump announced that “this invasion poses a dire threat to our sovereignty and if they start throwing stones at our troops I will issue an order to shoot back at them, as a stone if it hits you on the head can kill you”. I think he has learned from his Israeli friends.

I always had the nagging suspicion that Trump was a borderline idiot. His previous secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, was correct when he called him a moron.

JM Bouvier
Bryanston