On Wednesday, Cam posted an article – “A really bad day for a really bad wog” Link: here
As part of a chat dialogue, I had an interaction with former National MP and cabinet minister (MP 1996-2011 retired) The Hon Wayne Mapp. Part of the exchange is listed below.
Rosco to Wayne Mapp I am still trying to work out how you could have ever been an MP for the National party. You are clearly of a Liberal/progressive bent and pro Obama and very anti Trump. What can Trump do differently? Well the first thing he will do differently – he will not target the leader of a sovereign country for ouster as Obama did with Libya and tried to do with Assad in Syria. Secondly he has asked the Pentagon to prepare a draft plan for the defeat of ISIS and present that plan within 30 days. He has also stated that he will create “safe” zones in Syria to protect the civilians – this was after his talk with Putin so one can assume that they came to some agreement – need I go on… I will give the man a chance – as I am a glass half full person – unlike some others.
Wayne Mapp to Rosco
I think you would find most National MP’s would have preferred Clinton to Trump. I know as an absolute fact that in 2008 we were relieved that Obama won the election because we knew it would be easier for NZ to deal with the US with him as President, and so it proved to be the case.
I am certain that if you did a poll in NZ at the moment that around 75 to 80% would be worried about Trump. In the National Party it would be more than 50%. NZ has a different political setting to the US, though it seems that Whaleoilers are unaware of that.