Trump’s understanding of historical events are like a Quentin Tarantino movie, except without the catharsis. Whatever we see on the screen, is not what really happened, its just something someone preferred to have happen. Nearly every day, the President communicates false information that defies belief, and it is not cool. It is like we are living in Clownville and all the roads out of town are blocked by complicit know-nothings.
How many times have we heard Trump refer to the 1917 flu? Dozens of times. Every time Trump makes a reference to the ‘Spanish Flu’, a global pandemic that began in 1918, he calls it the 1917 flu.
Why is he doing this? Surely, someone has informed him by now. Someone that Trump trusts MUST have gently told him, in a way that does not offend his delicate ego, that the flu pandemic he is referring to started in 1918.
Apparently, not a single Trump sympathizer has cared about him enough to help him stop embarrassing himself. Not a single one. Sad. Sad for us.
Always finding a way to impress the world with his lack of education in all matters, Trump has doubled down on his confusion about the 1918 pandemic. He has now suggested the Spanish Flu is what ended World War II.
Does Trump even know when World War II was?
Even stranger is that this gaffe comes the same week that Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Trump is very likely unaware, but it was the dropping of two nuclear bombs onto Japan that finally ended World War II. Five days from now, on August 15th, it will be the 75th anniversary of Japan’s surrender and the end of the war.
Dropping atomic bombs on Japan sounds like the type of thing that Trump would like to take credit for, but he seems busy with other things. Things like making up timelines for when a Covid-19 vaccine will be available, and how children are almost immune and it will help the economy if they go back to school.
When asked if he was worried that nearly 100,000 children have tested positive for Covid-19, Trump said no.
“No. There may be a case, a tiny, a tiny fraction of death, tiny fraction, and they get better very quickly.”
“Yeah. I think that for the most part, they do very well. I mean, they don’t get very sick. They don’t catch it easily. They don’t get very sick.”
“They don’t catch it easily. They don’t get very sick. And according to the people that I’ve spoken to, they don’t transport it or transfer it to other people, or certainly not very easily. So yeah, I think schools have to open. We want to get our economy going. We have incredible numbers despite this. If we could get this going, I think it’s a very important thing for the economy to get the schools going.”President Donald Trump on sending kids back to school.
Absolutely NOTHING that comes out of Trump’s mouth is trustworthy. He does not seem to know when important historical events occurred, the Axios interview proved once and for all that he doesn’t understand statistics, and he refuses to do anything that will mitigate the effects of Covid-19. He just lies. Trump lies all the time and people are dying. Trust him at your peril.