Three of the most ridiculous things Donald Trump has said
The policies of US President Donald Trump have deep implications, not just for the United States, but also for the wider world. He has taken the country in a radical, and polarising, new direction, and the decisions he makes will affect people’s lives, for better or ill, for years to come, whether it be his plans to build a wall on the border with Mexico, huge tax cuts for the wealthiest, or his rejection of the historic Paris climate accord.
But President Trump is his own worst enemy, regularly distracting the world’s attention away from the substantive impact of his ideas with a stream of unbelievable comments and remarks. It would not be atall unfair to say that Trump is a gold mine of hilarious and ridiculous quotes that have both entertained and terrified the world since he took up office on the 20th January 2017.
There is such a liturgy of hilarious, ridiculous, and down right befuddling quotes from the incumbent President of the United States that it can be difficult to pick just one, or to remember any in particular. But there are some that ought to pique particular interest, mockery, and, fundamentally, concern. Whilst it might be difficult to choose just three, here are a trio of the most ridiculous things that Trump has said since becoming President, that will help mark out his place in the history books, and his legacy, just as much as his policies.
It is one thing that President Trump can’t get a handle on names - calling Marillyn Hewson of aerospace company Lockheed Martin “Marillyn Lockheed” - but it is another issue that the President has, time and again, suggested that he believes that a stealth aircraft is literally invisible. During numerous speeches in which he has referenced Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter jet, the President has said things such as “you can’t see it.”
He told reporters that “this is an incredible plane. It’s stealth. You can’t see it. So when I talk to people from the other side, they’re trying to order our plane. They like the fact that you can’t see it. I said, ‘How would it do in battle with your plane?’ They say, ‘Well, we have one problem. We can’t see your plane.’ That’s a big problem. Stealth, super stealth. The best in the world. We make the best military equipment in the world.”
“Very stable genius”
It is no secret that Trump has an ego at least the size of Trump Tower - and that’s probably understating its extent significantly. But among accusations about his mental stability, Mr Trump took this to new extents, referring to himself on Twitter in the midst of an infuriated rant, the President called himself “a very stable genius.”
He said that “I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!” In a familiar disregard for the truth, he does forget his 2000 run for the Reform Party nomination of course.
“The wettest hurricane”
In a video about Hurricane Florence which was bearing down on Florida earlier in the year, the President thanked “the incredible men and women who have done a great job dealing with Florence” and characterised the hurricane as “tough”. But he drew the ire and mock of the internet when he called it the “wettest hurricane from the standpoint of water”, as if to point out the blatantly obvious.