January 4, 2016

Donald Trump releases his first campaign ad, promising to ban Muslims, build a wall, cut the head off ISIS, etc. Via VICE:

The ad crams all those promises into 30 seconds while displaying bleak, black-and-white B-roll of explosions and immigrants flooding the border.

All of that stuff is to be expected from the unlikely Republican frontrunner, but what does he mean by "take their oil"? Probably exactly what it sounds like—the US should go into the parts of Syria controlled by ISIS and suck the oil from the ground. Trump's never been shy about his opinion that the US should have taken oil out of Iraq, and during aspeech in Michigan last December, the pseudo-fascist said, "to the victor belongs the spoils. You take the oil—you don't just leave it." Who exactly would be extracting the oil from the ground and transporting it was left unclear.

The campaign ad will begin airing on Tuesday in the early primary states of New Hampshire and Iowa, NBC reports, with millions of dollars a week going into making sure voters know exactly what Trump would do to stamp out "radical Islamic terrorism."

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