Thursday, April 13, 2017

Increasing evidence the US did elect a 12 year old

Seriously, I keep saying that the way Trump speaks reminds me of a primary school kid, but it's also the content.  What adult goes into a diversion about how nice the cake was?  And as for the way this Fox News interviewer acts - she sounds like a high school journalist asking her bestie how that really important first date went.

The Quartz article headline has it right:
All the giggly, giddy weirdness of Trump and Fox Business News in one clip

As for what Xi Jinping really thinks of Trump - he's a tad concerned about Trump conducting foreign policy by Twitter, apparently.  As we all should be...

Update:  Furthermore, how do you square Trump's tweet about going it alone on North Korea if China doesn't help with what he said to the WSJ?:
Apparently, Trump came into his first meeting with the Chinese leader, in early April, convinced that China could simply eliminate the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear program. Xi then patiently explained Chinese-Korean history to Trump — who then promptly changed his mind.

“After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy,” the president told the Journal. “I felt pretty strongly that they had a tremendous power [over] North Korea. ... But it’s not what you would think.”
It's like his incredible statement about  how "nobody knew health care could be so complicated."


not trampis said...

This was all readily apparent to anyone before the election.

Trump is simply an ignorant braggart who knows very little. This is breathtakingly so.

this is why so many at Catallaxy love him.

Mayan said...

A while back, the NYT (?) had an article about the differences in voting habits between medical specialities. They didn't discuss one striking aspect of their findings: the specialities that are (crudely) either fix it quickly or shrug and walk away tend to lean toward Trump and the clowns who backed him, while those specialities which are involved in longer term care, or with conditions that can't be neatly fixed, tend to vote the other way.

The pattern probably applies more generally.

It's surprising how many Hanson/Bernardi/etc. supporters literally say "they tell it like it is", as though reality is simple, with clear lines, certain knowledge, and easy solutions. Nuance, subtlety, and uncertainty don't stand much chance against the cocksure convictions of the simple-minded.