Donald Trump's Plan to Fight ISIS Online is So Bloody Stupid

By Kate Knibbs on at

I can barely blog about this.

Pumpkin-flavoured arsenic marshmallow Donald Trump gave a speech in South Carolina last night. After a day of rambling about banning Muslims and giving guns to people to prevent gun violence, Trump offered some hazy suggestions for fighting growing online influence of so called 'Islamic State' (IS).

“We have kids who are watching the internet and they want to be masterminds,” Trump said, referencing recruiting tactics of IS. “We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people.”

Trump then suggested “closing the internet in some way”. He did not specify how.

“We’ve got to maybe do something with the internet,” he concluded, moving on to making fun of Chris Christie’s bridge controversy.

None of the candidates have articulated smart plans to counter the threat of terrorism, but Trump’s statements stand out for their primary school reading level and impressive total lack of details.

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