As 2017 begins many people are apprehensive about the repercussions of the political upheavals that took place in 2017. Among these upheavals was the UK’s decision to leave the EU and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.

I hate to appear to be defending Trump but I think we should be tackling him on an issue by issue basis. Some things he has said are obviously stupid, such as his attacks on Mexicans and Muslims, some of his appointments are very suspect including his choice of vice president, but on some issues he makes more sense than Obama or Hillary Clinton. In this clip what Trump says makes a lot more sense than what Hillary Clinton says.

Clinton’s talk about the ‘humanitarian disaster in Aleppo’ consequent on the Russian-Syrian attempt to expel the so-called ‘rebels’ has been shown to have been without substance and an utter distortion of the facts. Thousands have streamed out of Aleppo and testified that they were being kept as virtual hostages to the extreme Islamists. There has been no humanitarian disaster there has been a rescue and it is the Russians who are at the forefront of delivering humanitarian aid to the people of Aleppo. Hillary Clinton who was among those responsible for the destruction of Libya proposed continuing to arm anti-Assad groups and confronting Russia directly through no-fly zones.

As bizarre as this may sound, one factor in Trump’s victory may have been his superior intelligence.