Sometimes you know somebody for years and suddenly they say something and you realize, OMG, they really aren’t that smart!
We ALL say stupid things now and then but when you’re the President, your ignorance gets broadcast worldwide…
Trump embarrassed US again last week during the G20 summit, speaking to reporters in Osaka, Japan.
When asked by The New York Times about Putin’s comments about Western liberalism being “obsolete” (see below) Trump thought that meant literally liberals living on the west coast. He said to the The Times,
“He’s sees what’s going on, I guess, if you look at what’s happening in Los Angeles, where it’s so sad to look, and what’s happening in San Francisco and a couple of other cities, which are run by an extraordinary group of liberal people.
“I don’t know what they’re thinking. But when you look at Los Angeles, when you look at San Francisco, when you look at some of the other cities — and not a lot, not a lot — but you don’t want it to spread.”
What Putin was referring to liberalism in the Western world, which is most Europe and the U.S.. That’s what Putin meant, not what liberal politicians in California or Washington state.
He was also asked by ABC News about an exchange between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) in Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate over busing. “Busing” refers to transporting children outside of their geographic school districts in order to help integrate schools. After the Supreme Court struck down school segregation in 1954, some black children were sent to white schools and vice-versa, in order to integrate school systems.
Trump’s made clear he thought the term “busing” meant using a bus to commute to school,
“You know, there aren’t that many ways you’re going to get people to schools. So this is something that’s been done. In some cases, it’s been done with a hammer instead of a velvet glove. And, you know, that’s part of it [….] But it is certainly a primary method of getting people to schools.”
On Friday’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, guest Seth McFarlane said that his one prerequisite and hope for any POTUS was that they
“were smarter than he is.”
(via Think Progress)