Shelagh Fogarty is Leading Britain's Conversation.
8 November 2016, 11:07
Americans go to the polls today to choose their new President. And James O'Brien says this one fact should make it an easy decision: "How can anyone who can't be trusted on Twitter be in charge of the nuclear button?"
Hillary Clinton has a slight lead in the polls going into the US Election, but it is still extremely tight in the race for the White House.
This week, Donald Trump has been banned by his team of using Twitter as he can't control himself - and this fact, says James O'Brien, should be enough to stop everyone voting for him.
James said: "You might be sitting next to someone now who thinks it's fine that a bloke who can't be trusted to control himself on Twitter should have his finger on the nuclear button. That's it isn't it?
"You don't need to talk about the bankruptcies, the failure to publish his tax returns, the boasts about committing sex crimes, the lascivious comments about his own daughter, the lascivious comments about other people's young children, the sexual ambition he's expressed for girls barely out of single digits.
"You don't need to talk about any of that. You don't need to talk about the mafia links. You don't need to talk about the fraud, you don't need to talk about the illegal immigrants used to build Trump Tower itself. You don't need to talk about the fact that all the steel in all the joists in all the buildings is ever built has come from China while he's banging on about how important it is to do business in America. You don't need to talk about the fact that if you go out now and buy a Donald Trump baseball cap emblazened with the logo of one of his golfing resorts it will have a little ticket inside saying Made in China.
"You don't need to talk about the fact that it is actually almost impossible to find recorded evidence of him telling the truth.
"The only thing you really need to talk about today - here is a man whose own advisors, his closest circle, won't let him on Twitter because he can't control himself. But it's fine for him to have his finger on the nuclear button.
"I don't know how you explain that. Except to say I've chosen to live in a in a parallel universe, I've chosen to live in a reality where the truth doesn't matter anymore.
"So it's fine to have a president who can't control himself on Twitter with his finger hovering over the nuclear button, that's absolutely fine. Because he's the only guy that is standing up in public and saying that my life is rubbish because of immigrants. The only guy."