Right Wing Watch reviews some of Donald Trump’s dumbest Twitter rants, which reach a level of sheer stupidity rarely achieved by mere mortals. Let’s start with the first two, which require rejecting nearly all of modern science in order to make the claims:
5) Vaccination ‘Truth’
I am being proven right about massive vaccinations—the doctors lied. Save our children & their future.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2014
So many people who have children with autism have thanked me—amazing response. They know far better than fudged up reports!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2014
Obviously, right? Having a child with an illness makes one automatically an expert in epidemiology and pathology, granting them total understanding of the causes of that illness. That’s why they should never bother going to doctors and specialists and stuff, because they automatically know all about it by the mere fact that their child has it.
4) ‘We Need Global Warming!’
It's freezing and snowing in New York–we need global warming!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2014
That’s pretty much a litmus test. If you think that global warming is falsified by the fact that it gets cold where you are, no one need take you seriously about anything ever again. And then there was when he claimed on election night in 2012 that Obama “lost the popular vote by a lot but won the election” and said that means we must have a revolution. In fact, Obama won the popular vote by millions of votes. The Donald didn’t bother waiting until the votes on the west coast were counted to make this inane declaration.