Yes, that's what Donald Trump said, and you had better believe it. The bombastic belligerence that is his signature style is no act: he translates it into policy. The Republican frontrunner is on record as wanting to put "boots on the ground" in Iraq and Syria so "we can take the oil." If there's a single country on earth he doesn't want to confront – Russia, Mexico, China – then it's just an oversight on his part. Imagine if this lunatic ever gets his finger anywhere near the nuclear trigger.

And it's not impossible. We live in crazy times. Our politics are fast turning into a reality TV show – and The Donald is just a caricature of what "mainstream" politicians have been saying for years.

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