Trump went off on a rant about Los Angeles when he was asked about Western-style liberalism and he appeared not to know what busing is while on the world stage.
Trump ranted about the West Coast when asked about Western style liberalism
Q His comments to the Financial Times, right before arriving here, was that Western-style liberalism is obsolete. I know you probably haven’t read the interview. Do you think that’s true?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, again, he may feel that way. I mean, he sees what’s going on. And I guess, if you look at what’s happening in Los Angeles, where it’s so sad to look; and what’s happening in San Francisco and a couple of other cities which are run by an extraordinary group of liberal people — I don’t know what they’re thinking.
But he does see things that are happening in the United States that would — would probably preclude him from saying how wonderful it is.
At the same time, he congratulated me, as every other — every other leader of every country did for what we’ve done economically, because we probably have the strongest economy we’ve ever had. And that’s a real positive.
But I’m very embarrassed by what I see in some of our cities, where the politicians are either afraid to do something about it, or they think it’s votes, or — I don’t know what. Peter, I don’t know what they’re thinking.
But when you look at Los Angeles, when you look at San Francisco, when you look at some of the other cities — and not a lot, not a lot, but you don’t want it to spread. And, at a certain point, I think the federal government, maybe, has to get involved. We can’t let that continue to happen to our cities.
Here is Trump humiliating himself with a rant about West Coast liberals because he doesn't know what Western-style liberalism is. pic.twitter.com/2vWvVdvLc3
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) June 29, 2019
This wasn’t Trump’s most embarrassing moment of the press conference. That came when he was asked about busing.
Trump didn’t know what busing was
Q Thank you. I have a question about the border, but I just wanted to follow up quickly on the question about busing. Do you see it as a viable way of integrating schools? Does that relate to the policy that you’re going to unveil?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, it has been something that they’ve done for a long period of time. I mean, you know, there aren’t that many ways you’re going to get people to schools. So this is something that’s been done. In some cases, it’s been done with a hammer instead of velvet glove. And, you know, that’s part of it.
But this has been certainly a thing that’s been used over the — I think if Vice President Biden had answered the question somewhat differently, it would’ve been a lot — it would’ve been a different result. Because they really did hit him hard on that one. So — but it is certainly a primary method of getting people to schools.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 29, 2019
Trump Humiliates Himself And Embarrasses America
There is no excuse for Trump’s level of ignorance. Trump is either an idiot, or he has some sort of illness like dementia.
A president can’t govern if they don’t know basic policy terms.
Trump is an embarrassment to himself and the United States. Every word that speaks on the world stage lowers the standing of the United States.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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