Monday, June 26, 2017
A Prime Example Of Trump's Ignorance And Incompetence
Donald Trump recently held one of his campaign-style rallies -- this time in Iowa. He would rather do this than meet with the media. The media would ask him some hard questions, but the supporters at these rallies (carefully screened) will cheer any silly thing Trump says (whether it is true or not).
A good example of this, highlighting Trump's ignorance and incompetence, is a promise he made to his supporters at the Iowa rally. He promised to pass a law to keep immigrants from receiving any government benefits for five years after they arrive in the U.S. -- and the largely ignorant crowd cheered him (thinking that was a great idea).
Well, it was a good idea -- so good that it was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. That's right -- it has been the law for more than two decades now.
How is it that Trump did not know that? Shouldn't he know things like that before making promises to the American people? Some of you may say that Trump can't know everything. But while it's true that no president can know everything, it's also true that he has the entire government to call on to fill him in on things he is interested in, or things he would like to accomplish. All he had to do was ask those in his cabinet, or better yet, send one of his aides to the Library of Congress to research the matter, or even simpler, just google it.
But he did none of those things. That's because he's just a narcissistic blowhard who doesn't care about the truth. All he cares about is throwing red meat to his ignorant base (even if that "red meat" is already a law).