Trump adviser: Trump can defeat ISIS because he built an ice rink in NYC

Former Rep. Jack Kingston, an adviser to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, was just on CNN talking about how Trump could handle ISIS better than Hillary Clinton, when he made a rather odd argument.

Kingston said Trump can defeat ISIS because Trump built an ice rink in NYC.

Oh, he really did.

Here’s Kingston:

“ISIS now, it’s created under Hillary Clinton’s watch, already killed 25,000 people since 2013, and they’re in 18 countries. If we are saying that’s the status quo, and Hillary Clinton keeps coming out with plan after plan, and Barack Obama has all kinds of meetings on this, nothing has happened. Brianna, what it’s like is that ice skating rink in New York City. New York was doing their best to renovate the ice skating rink, but they needed new leadership.”

ISIS. Ice us?

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14 Responses to “Trump adviser: Trump can defeat ISIS because he built an ice rink in NYC”

  1. John Smith says:

    So Donny will build a really yuge refrigeration unit and freeze their balls off?

  2. tommo says:

    ISIS was created under Hillary’s watch? Republicans have no shame, no pride, no integrity. Kingston was on Real Time not long ago and again made a total ass of himself. A bold-faced liar, who apparently only has hope for a job under Trump. Pathetic.

  3. Badgerite says:

    It is a stupid analogy. I believe that was his point. It isn’t like finding a new contractor who will do roughly the same thing. It would be more like finding a new contractor who thought it would be a good idea to ‘finish’ the project by dropping a nuclear bomb on it. That would be more apt. (see ‘sarcasm’ – last time I checked, it was not an example of ‘sarcasm’ to ask someone there to school you on international relations why it is that the United States can’t use its nuclear arsenal. Which, of course, is precisely what the Trump Monster did. More than once.)
    I know it may have escaped the attention of devotees of the Orange Der Furher, but ISIS is not winning. Not on the ground. And not in the war for hearts and minds.
    The only city that ISIS still holds in Iraq is Mosul, which is next on the list for Iraqi forces to take back. In Syria, a group called the Syrian Democratic Forces has liberated – and that is the word for it – liberated -the town of Manbij “on an important ISIS supply route between the Turkish border and its stronghold of Raqqa.” Among the fighters doing the liberating,,,,were women soldiers. The people who were liberated threw off ISIS and their tyrannical rule like the house guest from hell. The US is now using the same strategy of air and intelligence support in conjunction with allied partners on the group to attack ISIS in Libya as well. And the thing about ISIS is that it will lose over time, because Muslims themselves will reject it Good people like Khizr and Ghazala Khan are appalled by them. And good people are abundant in the world in all countries and in all religions. ISIS has no future. They will be defeated. And one of the reasons they will be defeated is that they are harming Islam and whatever respect it seeks to claim in the rest of the world. Unless the West does something stupid like, oh, I don’t know, start abusing Muslims who live in the US, building walls, and dreaming up stupid “tests” to “figure things out” , claiming oil fields in other lands as our own, or bombing indiscriminately, ISIS will burn itself out. Muslims themselves who are the primary victims of its abuses will see to that. We will help. But it will be their decision and their triumph and their liberation by themselves, for themselves. They will be our allies. And we will be theirs. We will stand by them and help them rebuild.
    The Trump Monster is the contractor who would just light a match to the whole thing and set it ablaze again. Dummy.

  4. 2patricius2 says:

    Defeat ICE-iss?

  5. KramYallniff says:

    Amazing how what that person said is twisted, it’s sort of an analogy but some extremely educated people don’t get that or sarcasm. The jist of the comment was, they were trying to do something for a long time but it took a new person to complete the project since the current leader or builders failed.

  6. woodroad34 says:

    Remember the Titanic!

  7. Jackieabautista1 says:

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  8. goulo says:

    Some people are saying that the ice is huge. There’s something going on with the ice.

  9. AdmNaismith says:

    The classiest, most luxurious ice…

  10. UncleBucky says:

    Well you know what building contractors do to their clients.. So terrorists are much easier…


  11. Colin says:

    Yes but do you see how they are molding the message. Its Obama’s fault , it’s Clinton’s fault.
    What Dubyuh and his blackhearts did by opening up that sore is not an issue with them.

  12. REODELL says:

    …and the best ice.

  13. Nunya says:

    but its a really nice rink

  14. feministmyrmidon says:

    Trump cited this same ice rink story when he ran for President in 2000 as to why he’d be successful. Seems he peaked with that ice rink.

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