How did this wee-brained little man ever graduate from high school, much less Wharton?Betraying his profound ignorance of how the global economy works, Trump tweeted this bland bit of folderol today:
The United States is now, by far, the Biggest, Strongest and Most Powerful Economy in the World, it is not even close! As others falter, we will only get stronger. Consumers are in the best shape ever, plenty of cash. Business Optimism is at an All Time High!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019
Got that? And he used a lot of Capital letters so he Really F*#king Means It!
Except we’re not in a ground war with China and Germany. We’re all basically rowing in the same direction — and we sink or float together.
When was the last time one of the world’s economic powerhouses went into a deep recession while everyone else prospered and went on with their lives as if nothing had happened? For f*#k’s sake, our pr*sident is running the country as if it’s a game of Monopoly. Unfortunately, in real life, you don’t get wealthier by crushing everyone else on the board.
Seriously, watching Trump president is a little like living with a monkey who’s just intelligent enough to use the microwave but not quite smart enough to realize that you shouldn’t microwave forks in it.
Someone taught him the word “tariff” once and vaguely described what it meant, and he never moved beyond that. It smacked of righteous vengeance against his enemies, and that was plenty good enough for him.
And, oh, there were responses:
You bankrupted numerous companies and now you are trying to do the same with America.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 15, 2019
Seriously? He can’t do math, can’t spell, and doesn’t understand basic economics, and repeatedly ran his businesses into ground, surviving thanks to his father’s apartment holdings.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 15, 2019
In these troubled times, I like to put my hand over the kidney in my heart, stare at the moon of Mars contemplating how the wheel is older than the wall, the great things Frederick Douglass is doing & just being thankful I have ID to buy cereal & I don’t have windmill cancer.
— Trent Capelli (@TrentCapelli) August 15, 2019
Yeah, that last one just about sums it up. Thanks, Trent. At least someone on Twitter is still sane.