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Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:27 AM

Trump elevates stupidity to a new level, on camera in real time.

When asked about South Korea's much higher per capita Coronavirus testing results he made the following statement:



“I know South Korea better than anybody. It’s a very tight (sic). Do you know how many people are in Seoul? Do you know how big the city of Seoul is? 38 million people. Bigger than anything we have. 38 million people all tightly wound together.”



Since the question is based on per capita testing the size of the population isn't really relevant but that is just the beginning of his display of idiocy.

Seoul is not 38 million it is between 9-10 million.

Where did he get 38 million? If you go to the wiki page you will see that Seoul is 38 meters above sea level



Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2020[2])



As first mentioned on Morning Joe Trump was probably handed a copy of the wiki page and committed to memory the elevation as the population.

However the man who knows more about Seoul than anybody had no idea where it was located just a few months ago



https://www.vox.com/world/2019/12/5/20996986/trump-seoul-north-korea-move-bergen-book

After seeing a satellite image showing that Seoul — South Korea’s capital, home to 10 million inhabitants — sits just 15 miles south of the country’s heavily militarized border with the North,Trump asked, “Why is Seoul so close to the North Korean border?”

He then made a rather unorthodox suggestion: “They have to move,” Trump said, referring to the city’s residents. “They have to move!” he repeated. Those in attendance at the Oval Office briefing were uncertain whether or not Trump was joking, Bergen writes.


Trump, Bergen notes, had already been briefed numerous times on the danger Seoul faces every day. The city is in direct firing range of thousands of pieces of North Korean artillery that are already lined up along the border between the two countries, also known as the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Around 70 percent of North Korea’s ground forces are within 90 miles of the DMZ, presumably ready to move south at a moment’s notice.



This is why we don't have sharp objects in the house anymore.

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Reply Trump elevates stupidity to a new level, on camera in real time. (Original post)
grantcart Apr 2020 OP
PJMcK Apr 2020 #1
ooky Apr 2020 #4
gratuitous Apr 2020 #2
struggle4progress Apr 2020 #3
John Fante Apr 2020 #5
Lugnut Apr 2020 #6
sheshe2 Apr 2020 #7
VOX Apr 2020 #8
Hekate Apr 2020 #9
smirkymonkey Apr 2020 #10
pioche4 Apr 2020 #11
A HERETIC I AM Apr 2020 #12
grantcart Apr 2020 #13

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:30 AM

1. Trump is stupid

Duh.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:43 AM

4. Stark reality.

We have a stupid president, plain and simple.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:34 AM

2. Any good comedian will tell you it's the set-up that makes the joke

"I know South Korea better than anybody" followed in the very next breath by a statement in which everything is wrong.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:40 AM

3. "I actually crossed their border for five minutes once!"

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:44 AM

5. Good catch.

Metro Seoul is massive - 26 million - but even that number is well short of the figure Gump gave. He's a complete idiot.



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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:56 AM

6. Oy.


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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 01:01 AM

7. His synapses snaped?

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 01:28 AM

8. Trumpists must agree with Dear Leader, no matter how wrong he is.

Facts/reality no longer matter to them. Which is why they’re so goddamned dangerous.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 01:42 AM

9. Please make it stop. Please make it stop.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 01:46 AM

10. Such a complete moron!

I don't know how anyone could possibly think otherwise.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 02:55 AM

11. No Sharp Object in the house....luv that comment!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 03:09 AM

12. It was also suggested that he confused the population Tokyo for that of Seoul

because the metro Tokyo area is home to around 38 million.

But still, he has the geographical knowledge of a planarian.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 09:18 AM

13. Or California that has about the same amount of population


There will be PhD dissertations in the future trying to diagram all of the things he does not know.

It is true that Trump knows more about South Korea, the Panama Canal and Hitler than Lincoln who, many people did not was a Republican but didn't do as well in Gallup polls as Trump.

" When Trump became President little did he know ......"

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