We're getting down to the wire for the 2016 election/kick off to the 2020 presidential election, so it's time for the candidates to bear down and really drive home their final message to voters. Hillary Clinton is making an appeal for people to think of the children, including whatever terrible generation comes after The Founders. Donald Trump is out there also asking people to think about the future. Which in his telling, means a nuclear wasteland ruled by Hillary Clinton sitting on a throne of skulls.

Okay, maybe that's a little bit of an exaggeration. Pulling out the most delayed "I know you are, but what am I?" retort in the history of the phrase, Trump, who has been characterized as a handmaiden to nuclear winter, is warning that Hillary Clinton's Syria policy would lead to a nuclear war with Russia.

In Trump's telling, Hillary Clinton's preference for removing Bashar al-Assad as opposed to fighting ISIS in Syria will result in more than a diplomatic struggle with Russia. Clinton's push for a no-fly zone will mean a military conflict with Russia in over the skies of Syria and then a full on war with them, nukes and all. From Reuters:

"What we should do is focus on ISIS. We should not be focusing on Syria," said Trump as he dined on fried eggs and sausage at his Trump National Doral golf resort. "You’re going to end up in World War Three over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton.

"You’re not fighting Syria any more, you’re fighting Syria, Russia and Iran, all right? Russia is a nuclear country, but a country where the nukes work as opposed to other countries that talk," he said.

Concerns over American adventurism over Syria isn't a Trump original, as other military experts have broached concerns about establishing a no-fly zone over the country.

However, Trump undercut his chance to be a brilliant tactician by also complaining in this interview that if the Republican leadership Donald Trump had spent a full year attacking had coalesced behind Donald Trump, he'd be winning easily. It's almost like someone who spends his time suggesting his opponent's dad killed JFK and throwing his vice-president under the bus and not endorsing major party members is even worse at diplomacy than the person promising military intervention.