Donald Trump and Iran

 

Sir, – Having read Donald Trump’s recent bellicose tweets regarding Iran, it is clear that the one thing Mr Trump can do to revive a failing presidency is to start a war. War will unite the country behind him, as it is considered unpatriotic to criticise the leadership in time of war. From Mr Trump’s perspective, it doesn’t really matter whom the war is fought against, or how many non-American people die, as long as it provides him with the national unity he wants and needs to ensure re-election. What makes this prediction realistic and perhaps prophetic is that almost seven years ago, in November 2011, Donald Trump tweeted that “In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran”. – Yours, etc,

Dr TOM O’ROURKE,

Gorey, Co Wexford.