Well, to be fair, anyone or anything with a functioning brain stem would have known that inviting the Taliban to Camp David as the nation gets ready to commemorate 9/11 is a jaw-droppingly stupid idea.
But Trump is Trump, and he knows best.
From Javi Morgado, the executive producer of CNN’s New Day:
Breaking news: CNN has learned that @VP Mike Pence disagreed with holding Taliban peace talks at Camp David – aligning himself with national security adviser John Bolton. Both men raised concerns about holding the meeting on the week of the 9/11 anniversary. Trump overruled them!
— Javi Morgado (@javimorgado) September 9, 2019
Granted, John Bolton and Mike Pence have the ethics of flesh-eating bacteria, but that doesn’t mean they’re wrong in this case. The optics alone should have been enough to give POS pause.
But Trump has no ethics. Or common sense. And so this is what you get.