Mark Steyn writes about those occasions when Donald Trump goes off script, and declares them to be excellent:
The trouble is Trump is left to his own devices less and less. The Republican base voted for Trumpism: an end to illegal immigration, an end to one-sided trade deals, an end to the spiraling cost of and dwindling access to health care, an end to decade-and-a-half unwon wars, an end to the hyper-regulation of every aspect of American life, an end to freeloader “alliances” like Nato, an end to the toxic bargain of “globalism” wherein all the jobs in your town migrate to the Third World and all the Third World migrates to your town.
And this, when Angela Merkel dared to call terror “Islamist.”
“What about Mohammed? Was he an Islamist?”
I think we all know the answer to that. President Erdoğan certainly does. Having previously declared that the concept “moderate Islam” is ugly and offensive because “Islam is Islam”, he recently rebuked Angela Merkel, mutasarrıf of his German sanjak, for using the term “Islamist terrorism”. “Such an expression is not correct because Islam and terror cannot be associated. The meaning of Islam is peace.” Or else.
Yes, or else exactly.