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Who Is Trump to Call Anyone an Idiot?

Sean McDermott

Posted on October 24, 2020 02:11

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Trump referring to Dr. Anthony Fauci and other medical experts as "idiots" earlier this week is ironic based on numerous statements he has made in just the last year.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump went off on a pouting rant about his lead expert on infectious disease for the coronavirus task force, Dr. Anthony Fauci. His pouting rant called Fauci and other fellow experts a "disaster" among others, but one most hypocritical insult was when he referred to them as "idiots." Idiots? Donald Trump is referring to someone as an idiot? There have been a plethora of idiotic statements Donald Trump has laid upon our tender ears in the last year (never mind the last four.) 

The notion that anyone but he can ever be an idiot is so ironic that if irony was made of little coconuts, we would all be enjoying piña coladas. 

Let's start with Trump's 4th of July speech in 2019. The 4th of July is a holiday symbolic of American patriotism, history, and pride. Donald Trump declared that during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Army "manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do.."

Airports? Did he say they took over the airports? Yes, he did. All of the fact-checkers on the clock at this time probably could have ordered one of those ironic piña coladas and put their feet up for a little while because needless to say, they did not have to hustle to verify anything in that sentence. There were no airports, nor any airplanes, in the mid to late 1770s.

In August 2019, a hurricane named Dorian was brewing in the Lower Atlantic. In a quite dimly lit, un-presidential move, Trump Tweeted that Hurricane Dorian was bound to hit Alabama "...(much) harder." Once he realized his Tweet-forecast was incorrect, and the storm was expected to ride the east coast, in a bit of self-defense he brought out an earlier mapped forecast showing the farthest destination of Dorian's travels to be Florida. 

Adding insult to injury, a black circle was drawn around Alabama outside of Florida attempting to convince the public his prediction was justified. The circle was later admitted by Trump's office to being created with a Sharpie marker, despite Trump saying "I don't know" when asked if it was drawn on. 

Last, but definitely not least, a year ago today Trump was in Pittsburgh giving a speech on energy. He jumped to the subject of the border wall and said "We're building a wall on the border of New Mexico. And we're building a wall in Colorado."

Yes, he said Colorado. He must have been thinking Colorado shared a southern border with Mexico like New Mexico, but no, it doesn't. He later Tweeted that he was just kidding about this statement. 

Kidding, huh? Is it really funny to joke about geography incorrectly when you claim to be the patriot among patriots? No, it isn't. But there is something funny about a later idiotic statement he made:

"Kidding" is the same defense he used for saying injecting disinfectants could kill the Corona Virus.

Sean McDermott

Posted on October 24, 2020 02:11

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