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grantcart

(53,061 posts)
Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:27 AM Apr 2020

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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Trump elevates stupidity to a new level, on camera in real time. (Original Post) grantcart Apr 2020 OP
Trump is stupid PJMcK Apr 2020 #1
Stark reality. ooky Apr 2020 #4
Any good comedian will tell you it's the set-up that makes the joke gratuitous Apr 2020 #2
"I actually crossed their border for five minutes once!" struggle4progress Apr 2020 #3
Good catch. John Fante Apr 2020 #5
Oy. Lugnut Apr 2020 #6
His synapses snaped? sheshe2 Apr 2020 #7
Trumpists must agree with Dear Leader, no matter how wrong he is. VOX Apr 2020 #8
Please make it stop. Please make it stop. Hekate Apr 2020 #9
Such a complete moron! smirkymonkey Apr 2020 #10
No Sharp Object in the house....luv that comment! pioche4 Apr 2020 #11
It was also suggested that he confused the population Tokyo for that of Seoul A HERETIC I AM Apr 2020 #12
Or California that has about the same amount of population grantcart Apr 2020 #13

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
2. Any good comedian will tell you it's the set-up that makes the joke
Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:34 AM
Apr 2020

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

John Fante

(3,479 posts)
5. Good catch.
Wed Apr 1, 2020, 12:44 AM
Apr 2020

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



VOX

(22,976 posts)
8. Trumpists must agree with Dear Leader, no matter how wrong he is.
Wed Apr 1, 2020, 01:28 AM
Apr 2020

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

A HERETIC I AM

(24,434 posts)
12. It was also suggested that he confused the population Tokyo for that of Seoul
Wed Apr 1, 2020, 03:09 AM
Apr 2020

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

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

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
13. Or California that has about the same amount of population
Wed Apr 1, 2020, 09:18 AM
Apr 2020

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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