Are you smarter than our president? Yesterday, our president petrified the world with one tweet. He notified his 33 million Twitter followers, that Amazon doesn’t pay “internet taxes.”
Hate to be the one to tell you America, but our president is not the sharpest knife in the shelf. Judging by his tweets, you can go to sleep tonight confident that you are actually smarter than our president, the most powerful man in the world. He actually makes the last republican president look like Einstein.
In the tweet, Trump postulated, “The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!”
Ignoring the numerous grammatical errors, such an accusation is blatantly incorrect. A while ago, Amazon fought against sales tax on internet sales but now, Amazon pays taxes in all 45 states (plus the District of Columbia). However, according to tax experts, they are not legally required to. CBSNews article
If I included a lie that outrageous in one of my articles, I would take some serious heat. But when the president of the United States does it, people just shrug their arms. Had Obama tweeted something so wrong, the heavens would have fallen to the earth, but with Trump, it is sort of expected. Like when your kid brother can’t answer a multiplication question.
Everyday, he unleashes a lie more stupendous than the last. They aren’t really lies though. A lie is terrible, but at least there is some planning going on up in that head. I would much prefer our president to be lying. A lie implies deception. If Trump was trying to fool the world, for whatever reason, that Amazon really didn’t pay internet taxes, then that would be a lie. He genuinely just doesn’t know.
His tweets are providing fuel to the Trump fire. Think of where we would be today, had Trump never tweeted. Think of all the joy he has handed to democrats. As a result, we know that Trump wishes he was smarter.
The scary thing is this tweet is just one of many, demonstrating how little the leader of our country knows. Here is a quick run down of a few of the articles about the lack of knowledge our president has. Most of these errors could be corrected by a middle school social studies student.
- In 2016, Trump told Fox News that his employees “don’t have to worry about Obamacare” because “I treat them really good with health care.”
- Months later he said, “All of my employees are having a tremendous problem with Obamacare. I don’t use much Obamacare because it is so bad for the people and they can’t afford it.”
Trump keeps insisting that Trumpcare will make healthcare cheaper. In fact, Trumpcare will do the exact opposite. The CBO report said more than 20 million people will lose insurance as a result of Trumpcare. One senator supporting the Senate GOP’s health bill left a meeting with the president concerned about Trump’s comprehension of the legislation, according to the New York Times.
- If we are to take this Trump tweet seriously, then we must acknowledge our president does not understand how the government works. Any social studies student is smarter than our president. “The U.S. Senate should switch to 51 votes, immediately, and get Healthcare and TAX CUTS approved, fast and easy. Dems would do it, no doubt!” Is Trump really suggesting that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell eliminates the filibuster on legislation? Then, any bill debate could be ended by a simple majority vote and then the legislation could be passed — or voted down — with a simple majority. Is this guy kidding?
- “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel….vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defence it provides to Germany! US does provide a large military commitment to NATO. But this is not a favor to Europe. It is vital for our own security.”
Ivo H. Daalder, a former United States envoy to NATO corrected Trump. “All NATO countries, including Germany, have committed to spend 2% of GDP on defense by 2024.” Daadler said America’s contribution to NATO is not to help pay for Germany’s defense or that of other European allies. “It is part of our treaty commitment.”
“Democrats purposely misstated Medicaid under new Senate bill – actually goes up.”
Attend Medicaid 101, and you will learn the first day how Medicaid funding works. According to Trump’s psychedelic tweet, if any program’s funding goes up year-to-year, it hasn’t been “cut.”
This is rarely true, actually. Even with programs that are subject to annual appropriations, providing the same services from one year to the next usually costs more, thanks to inflation and population growth. Demographic changes and economic circumstances can aggravate or ameliorate the need for more funding. But you cannot point to a rise in funding and say, “That’s not a cut,” without knowing a lot more about the program, its services, and the specific population it serves.
President Trump, despite that data from his own government and despite the arguments of his own scientists, rejects that conclusion. Or, really, it’s not clear what position he holds on the subject; he has held basically every possible position on the subject at some point over the past decade. His disinterest in addressing the projected risks of climate change, though, mean that he’s on the brink of potentially backing out of the most significant climate agreement in world history, a pact signed in December 2015 in Paris. Nearly every country in the world has agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of the deal, excluding Syria and Nicaragua. The United States is poised to join those two nations.
“Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100,” Trump said.
“We certainly do not support the withdrawal of the US from the Paris agreement,” said Erwan Monier, a lead researcher at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.
“If we don’t do anything, we might shoot over 5 degrees or more and that would be catastrophic,” said John Reilly, the co-director of the program, adding that MIT’s scientists had had no contact with the White House and were not offered a chance to explain their work.
— Donald Trump continues to assert how his Trumpcare puts more money into healthcare. But Trumpcare would cut federal healthcare spending by more than a trillion dollars. Among other things, these spending cuts finance hundreds of billions in tax cuts for the rich.
There is a good chance that Donald Trump is just trying to fool Americans about his legislation. Can the president of the United States really be this stupid? Am I smarter than the president?But the fact that he demonstrates this severe lack of knowledge over and over again implies that he really is genuinely dumb. Smarter