Trump has shown the he is not only a master of generating free media, but also of giving voice to the will of the American people. More than anything he has sensed how pissed off Americans are about the unrelenting invasion of the US by third world migrants, and their political leaders' failure to put Americans first.
Coulter described Trump's resounding success beautifully: "Trump is the first presidential candidate in 50 years who might conceivably: (1) deport illegal aliens, (2) build a wall, (3) block Muslim immigration, (4) flout political correctness, (5) bring manufacturing home, and (6) end the GOP's neurotic compulsion to start wars in some godforsaken part of the world."
Looking at the rapid progress of nationalist and populist parties throughout Europe, it is pretty easy to imagine Trump's political platform would be popular in many European countries. And the massive success of the billionaire Christian Blocher and the Swiss People's Party points to at least one kindred spirit among the superstars of the European right.
Isn't it time for a European to follow Trump's lead and call for a wall to be built on the southern border with Turkey? And after all the harm caused by Merkel, why not Germany's Frauke Petry?
Sure it might sound good coming from Nigel Farage, but he's busy with Brexit. Blocher runs Switzerland, which thankfully isn't part of the EU. Frauke Petry is a great choice, even if she isn't quite as famous. The chemist, business woman and mother of four is more responsible than any other for the meteoric rise of the populist AfD in Germany. And it would be fantastic if Germany helped provide some solutions, since it seems to be taking the lead in causing this latest mess. And let's be frank, Petry is photogenic, has proven media savvy and is amazingly able to stand her ground under withering attacks from the establishment. Pretty good for a woman who entered politics three years ago. It can only inspire the novice.
And Trump has made it easy. The wall jokes and script have already been written. Not only has he put forth a simple plan that liberals and the establishment hate, but one that the people love. Perfect for garnering press, with little chance of sustained blowback, but tons of room to annoy just the right bloggers. To boot, the Republican front runner can be thanked for pointing out quite publicly -- he's good at that -- how uncontrolled immigration threatens to ruin Germany.
To call for a wall to be built on the border with Turkey and demand that Turkey pay for it is a no-brainer. Turkey is fully dependent on the EU and NATO, and has little choice if it wants to maintain trade relations.
It is a perfect response to Erdogen's threats to flood Europe with Muslim migrants, and a way to capture people's imagination and add clarity about what Europe is, and what Europe is not.