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Donald Trump sat down with Forbes repository this week, and as with all of his interviews, it’s a genuine doozy. Perhaps the only expectancy Trump has ever exceeded is that he’d be the misfortune boss in complicated history, and any of these remarks reminds us why. The man is wrong on stats, wrong on facts, amateurish at his job, and just an all-around terrible person.
Here are eight of his some-more demented moments, affirming the shallow, sparse and degrading motivations that beam his presidency.
1. He hurdles his secretary of state to an IQ test.
Rex Tillerson reportedly called Trump a “moron” (or to be some-more specific, a “f**king moron”), a word that has been spoken about Trump billions of times by people in his administration and around the world. Obviously still smarting from having a staffer state the obvious, Trump suggested maybe he and Tillerson should take an IQ examination to infer he’s smarter, as adult human beings are cannot to do.
“I consider it’s feign news, but if he did that, we theory we’ll have to review IQ tests. And we can tell you who is going to win.”
Yes, the leader will be anyone but you.
2. He brought his tactless bullion mania to the White House.
“The Oval Office,” Forbes points out, has been “freshly renovated with drapes, runner and fixtures that gaunt heavily on gold.”
3. He’s still fibbing about his legislative success as a president.
“I’ve had just about the many legislation upheld of any president, in a nine-month period, that’s ever served. We had over 50 bills passed. I’m not articulate about executive orders only, which are very important. I’m articulate about bills.”
Like many Trump claims, this is false. Forbes records it’s “a sip of hyperbole”—a good of way of labeling a lie—“that any tyro of FDR or even Barack Obama could undercut.” The New York Times also formerly rebutted this Trump fabulation.
President Jimmy Carter sealed 70 bills in [just] the first 6 months, according to an research of bills sealed by prior White House occupants. Bill Clinton sealed 50….Mr. Truman and Franklin Delano Roosevelt both had sealed some-more bills into law by their 100-day symbol than Mr. Trump did in almost twice that time. Truman had sealed 55 bills and Roosevelt had sealed 76 during their first 100 days.
CNN adds even some-more on just how vale and dubious Trump’s row is, observant that the bills he’s upheld are mostly just congressional rollbacks of regulations imposed by the Obama administration, the deletion of America’s first black president’s bequest (and if he had his druthers, existence) being Trump’s unaccompanied obsession. Compare that with the major legislation Obama had upheld at this connection in his presidency, which the Times points out enclosed “an $800 billion impulse program to confront an mercantile disaster, legislation to make it easier for women to sue for equal pay, a check to give the Food and Drug Administration the management to umpire tobacco and an enlargement of the sovereign health insurance program for children.”
4. He displays a ubiquitous problem with words.
While deliberating plans to reprove companies that pierce abroad, Trump attempts to use the word “reciprocity.” He fails, to wit:
“What we wish to do is reciprocal. See, I consider the judgment of reciprocal is a very good concept.”
This isn’t the first time Trump has struggled with the word “reciprocity.” Back in May, during the same talk in which he lied about coining a word that’s been in use given the 1930s, Trump also flubbed the term. (“We need reciprocality in terms of the trade deals.”)
But Trump isn’t one to learn from his mistakes, no matter how insignificant.
5. He lies about the United States’ GDP in another unsuccessful try to lessen President Obama.
At one point, Trump boasts that the sum domestic product last entertain hit 3.1 percent, claiming, “Obama never hit the number.” Trump is, as always, wrong, and Forbes contributor Randall Lane sets him straight.
When sensitive that his prototype did [hit 3.1 percent GDP], several times, Trump pivots immediately. “He never hit it on a yearly basis. Never hit it on a yearly basis. That’s eight years. we consider we’ll go almost aloft than that. And we consider this entertain would have been phenomenal, solely for the hurricanes.”
6. He lies about regard for his hurricane response efforts, which were abysmal.
“Well, I’ve gotten very high marks for the hurricanes,” Trump tells Forbes, which is plainly untrue. As casualties mountain and 90 percent of the island of Puerto Rico stays inept but electricity and simple resources, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has had to beg for assist from this administration, holding to Twitter as recently as Monday out of desperation.
Trump abandoned the disaster for scarcely a week—he was bustling warring with NFL players protesting secular injustice—and when he finally did compensate attention, it was to tweet insults, make excuses and direct adulation. On two apart weekends, as Puerto Ricans continued to send out help requests, Trump visited his golf bar to chillax. The whole distressing philharmonic has encouraged other organizations to step up and fill the measureless blank that is Trump’s failure, including Oxfam America and a German renewable energy storage company, which are holding on disaster service the Trump administration conjunction cares nor can be worried to provide.
7. He continues to try to make Obamacare a problem.
Trump’s emplacement with Obama again flush during the talk on the theme of health care. Trump refers to Obamacare as “a sum mess,” which is standard for the march with the GOP. But when asked if he will safeguard the program serves Americans as good as probable until a better choice is drafted, Trump suggests his administration will do reduction than the unclothed minimum, hinting it will totter the program to mistreat his predecessor’s legacy.
“What we’re doing is trying to keep it afloat, given it’s failing,” he says. “I meant the insurance companies are journey and have fled. They fled before we got here. But with that being said, no, Obamacare is Obama’s fault. It’s nobody else’s fault…I’ve always pronounced Obamacare is Obama’s fault. It’s never going to be the fault.”
8. Trump admits he couldn’t really caring reduction about gripping the country using smoothly.
Sixty-three million people voted for this man (never forget!), who has no scruples or principles, and who couldn’t caring reduction how this country fares:
The same proceed comes by in unfamiliar policy, again and again, either it’s the Iran deal, the Paris meridian agreement or, especially, free-trade deals. Doesn’t he feel a shortcoming to respect agreements from prior administrations?
President Trump has a discerning response: “No.”
It’s a dangerous precedent: an America where any administration, rather than building on the agreements of its predecessors, undoes any other’s deals—effectively undermining the management of any American conduct of state. Again, Trump shrugs.
Kali Holloway is a comparison author and the associate editor of media and enlightenment at AlterNet.