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With his cuckoo antics and off-the-wall remarks, President Donald Trump seems like he’d better working in a carnival rather than in the White House. And his recent comments about black history, in which he somehow linked it to his Muslim travel ban has this panel on MSNBC wondering if he’s really lost it, Raw Story reports.
Conflating ‘love’ with his travel ban, Trump succeeds at thoroughly baffling this MSNBC panel
Trump toured the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Tuesday as part of Black History Month, and he seemed to completely misunderstand what the museum is all about. During his visit, he spoke with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about the divisions within the U.S.
“We want to see it get much better,” Trump said. “You’ll see it, oftentimes it will get much better and then it blows up.”
“And part of the beauty of what you’re doing here with the museum and the success of the museum — success is very important because it’s doing tremendous numbers, tremendous numbers of people are coming in,” he said. “I think that really helps to get that divide and bring it much closer together, if not perfect.”
Then he lapsed into first-grader-ese and weirdly tried to connect “love” at the museum with his hate-filled travel ban barring people from seven primarily Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Because apparently in Trump’s world, all Muslims hate the U.S.
Me Trump. Me talk bigly
“You have to have people come in that love the country,” he maintained. “And this is about love, this building is about love. And we have to have people come in who are going to love the country, not people that are going to harm the country.”
And the interview left the panel completely baffled.
“What is he talking about?” asked political analyst Zerlina Maxwell. “I don’t know what he’s talking about. You’re standing in the African-American history museum, and yes, there are certain things in that building that are about love and unity. But that museum is about the brutality that this country has inflicted on the African-American community.”
“It is not about ‘love’ in a broad sense,” she maintained. “I mean, I don’t know what he was talking about there.”
Another panel member, former U.K. MP (member of Parliament) Louise Mensch noticed something that was more troublesome.
“I heard him talking about ticket numbers as though that was some mark of success,” she said. “And then [comparing] people coming into the museum to people coming into the country and dragging it back to his negative immigration [policies].”
Like so many others before her, she also questioned Trump’s sanity.
“And as a matter of fact, I think it shows the president needs a mental health check-up,” Mensch concluded. “I genuinely believe that sounded so bizarre and so ridiculous and one thought just flowed into another with no logical sense at all. It’s a matter of national security that the president is not in his right mind.”
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Perhaps Stephen A. Crockett, writing for The Root, put it best, after deconstructing Trump’s speech at the museum. He noted that Trump said this:
“This tour was a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms. The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.”
To which Crockett responded:
“Ummm, if the president really wants to stop bigotry and intolerance and hatred in all its ugly forms, he will resign and take all of his administration with him.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
You can watch Trump’s clueless remarks and the panel’s reaction in the video below.
Megan was born and raised in Ventura, California. She has since lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Mexico, and Costa Rica. While she has always been a liberal, her travels have informed her politics. She has worked for more than 25 years as a professional journalist writing about crime, the police, local politics, feature stories, environmental issues and a variety of other topics. She now writes for Left Wing Nation and Digital Journal.
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