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Trump is a risk worth taking

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jul 23, 2016 at 16:24

Dear Dr Pipes,

you are so right about Mrs Clinton when you say, "No, I cannot vote for her." Israel will run into existential difficulties if, God forbid, Mrs Clinton wins the White House for four or eight years. That said, if you ignore Mr Trump's bombastic style a lot of what he is saying makes sense. Consider the following:

1. If Islam were not a religion but just a political ideology (think Communism), would you not have recommended serious vetting before you allowed people following that ideology enter the US?

2. This sounds bad but a sentence repeated in the Republican convention was "there cannot be a nation without a border". Doesn't that sentence make sense?

3. Most business deals are won or lost based on Good negotiations. NAFTA was negotiated by the Clinton administration. It may not be the "worst trade-agreement ever signed" but --given Mr Clinton's extra-curricular activities-- it is very likely that a better agreement can be designed and signed.

Some one will teach Mr Trump gentlemanly behavior. I think people should give him a chance. He will probably whip our do-nothing congress into action.

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