Oh, the Tiny Tyrant hath opened his big mouth again. Get ready for a big ol’ wave of cringing embarrassment:
Addressing how he first became acquainted with Japanese Prime Minister Abe — who Trump referred to by his first name, Shinzo — Trump made the off-hand comment, appearing to go off-script from his prepared remarks.
“So my relationship with Shinzo got off to quite a rocky start because I never ran for office, and here I am,” Trump remarked. “But I never ran, so I wasn’t very experienced. And after I had won, everybody was calling me from all over the world. I never knew we had so many countries.”
Wow, he found out there’s more to the world than Amerikka. I’m sure we’re all so proud. There’s video, if you want it.
I’ve noticed the recurring language about him “not going in politics” or “not running for office”, in accordance with his “not a politician” shtick. These displays of general cluelessness presumably play his image in the same direction, intentionally or not.
“That guy is a mo-o-ron.”
has popped into my head today when I read this.
“I never knew we had so many countries.”
Wait until he finds out there are fifty states!
Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- says
I mean, I’m pretty sure there are some Pacific island countries that I’m unaware of, after all, I’m not running for head of state anywhere and I dropped geography after 10th grade. BUt I have heard of a small country called “Japan”
Actually, I recall hearing that Trump did get calls from dozens of countries, many of them more obscure than Japan. He probably did know about Japan, just didn’t expect he’d get instantly acquainted with Abe and various other foreign leaders, some from countries he didn’t even know about.
I wonder if his perceived “honesty” comes more from assholery or anti-intellectualism or practical unprofessionalism.