- Winter: A Trump White House would be a real coup for ISIS
- To have someone as polarizing as him would be confirmation of the fact that the war against Islam is inevitable
Charlie Winter is senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. The opinions in this article are those of the author.
(CNN)One week into the US-backed offensive to retake Mosul, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed that it was "turning out to be a total disaster." There is a lot wrong with this statement -- first and foremost, the fact that it was simply not true. In reality, after just seven days of fighting, ISIS had lost hundreds of square kilometers and coalition allies were within five miles of Mosul's city limits.