Mr Trump reaffirmed his desire to close down parts of the internet saying that "ISIS are using the internet better than we are, and it was our idea."
Thankfully the Republican candidate believes he might just have the solution which is to "get our brilliant people from Silicon Valley and other places and figure out a way that ISIS can not do what they're doing."
"I don't want them using our internet." summarised Trump.
Call me a geek if you want but I'm not sure Donald Trump understands how the internet works.— Al Sexton-Jones (@asjat7steps) December 16, 2015
Sadly the Republican candidate was unable to expand in any further detail as to how exactly he would create this 'Bletchley Park' style superhero collective of Silicon Valley geniuses but he did have plenty more to say on the subject.
"We should be using our most brilliant minds to figure a way that ISIS can not use the internet, and then on second we should be able to penetrate the internet and find out exactly where ISIS is and everything about ISIS and we can do that if we use our good people." Trump bellowed.
This isn't the first time Trump has taken a stand on what he calls 'our internet', the businessmen indeed suggested that Bill Gates should be contacted (Bill Gates of course being the 'father' of the internet) and that he should help the western world 'close down' parts of the internet that ISIS can use.
The question was raised again at yesterday's debate during which the moderator asked Trump: "Are you open to closing parts of the internet?"
Trump replied: "I would certainly be open to closing areas where we are at war with somebody I sure as hell don't want to let people that want to kill us and kill our nation use our internet, yes sir I am."
Donald Trump has a brilliant idea: let's prevent people who belong to ISIS from using the internet.
Yeah, you tell me how that works.— Jeff B@AoSHQDD (@EsotericCD) December 16, 2015
I would give just about anything to see Donald Trump's mental picture of The Internet.— Philip Wallach (@PhilipWallach) December 16, 2015
Again, Trump was sadly unable to specify which 'areas' of the internet he's referring to, or indeed what an 'area' of the internet might be, but it's good to see that he's at least doing something other than banning religion or proposing enormous walls on the Mexican border.Suggest a correction