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Why the idea of President Trump sends shivers down my spine

IN EXACTLY five months, the world could be a very different place.   

We'll either all be ducking for cover and praying Donald Trump's friendliness with Kim Jong-un isn't as close as it seems, or we'll be exhaling a giant sigh of relief as Hillary Clinton brings whatever she does to the table, thanking the people of America for not giving us early entry into a Third World War. 

  Since he entered the election race, Trump has stolen headlines, news bulletins and Facebook feeds across the globe - and Australia is loving every minute.

    He even made his way onto a council election ballot paper on the Sunshine Coast back in March as constituents cheered on the red-faced ranga somehow winning votes in the United States. 

  I don't know if Americans have truly lost the plot, or I'm just not seeing a side to Trump they are, but can someone please sort their sh*t out. Trump as President? That sends shivers down my spine.

    First he says he would make "bad dude" dictator Kim Jong-un disappear if he became President, then he's saying we should give the North Korean credit for his 'incredible' power.

Next we hear Kim Jong-un is backing Trump, urging all Americans to vote for him. I just can't keep up. They're like a married couple.  

The Guardian even created a quiz for its readers, seeing whether they could guess who said it, North Korea or Trump, with questions like "Who threatened to 'push the button to annihilate the enemies', thus 'reducing them to flames'?"

It's plausible either way. 

  At least Old Love Hillary is speaking some sense.   Mind you I have only really heard her talking about why Trump is a loony.

  The Washington Post quoted her saying "He is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes - because it's not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us to war just because somebody got under his very thin skin". 

  She gets it.  You got my vote, Hill. 

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