July 28, 2018

IT REQUIRES THAT LEVEL OF IGNORANCE FOR THE HOUSE TO LOSE MONEY TO THE PUNTERS:

President Trump: 'Without Trade, We'd Save A Hell Of A Lot Of Money' (David Thornton, 7/28/18, The Resurgent)

"Our trade deficit ballooned to $817 billion," Donald Trump told steelworkers in Granite City, Illinois, this week. "Think of that. We lost $817 billion a year over the last number of years in trade. In other words, if we didn't trade, we'd save a hell of a lot of money."

When I heard the clip from the president, the first response that came to mind was that of the high school principal played by James Downey in Billy Madison:

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Downey's comment may be extreme, but President Trump's soundbite is one of the most astonishingly ignorant things I have ever heard a sitting president utter.



Posted by at July 28, 2018 7:33 AM

  

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