When I said that Trump’s statement that wind power generation means if the wind isn’t blowing, you can’t watch TV that night was the dumbest thing he’d ever said on the subject, he apparently took that as a challenge and added a whole new idiotic claim: Wind turbines cause cancer.
“Hillary wanted to put up wind. Wind!” Trump said, referring to the energy policies of his 2016 Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. “If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer. You tell me that one, okay?”
Welcome to the “they say”presidency. It’s a verbal tick Trump uses again and again, whenever he wants to say something stupid but wants to shift the blame to others.“They say I’m the most popular president in the history of the world.”
“Actually, you’re one of the least popular and here’s the evidence.”
“Well I didn’t say it, they said it. Blame them.”
Whoever the hell they are. One imagines they are little more than voices in his head. One can also imagine him just overhearing a conversation between two people with absolutely no idea what they’re talking about, remembering something they said later and just blurting it out as if it were truth received from on high. Either way, it’s only possible because Trump is essentially a non-thinker. Examining evidence, logically evaluating it, asking experts if a given claim is true — I doubt Trump has ever done those things even a single time in his life. Thoughtfulness, learning and rationality are foreign to him. In fact, he probably thinks they’re dangerous, something all those Mexicans in Honduras and Guatemala do.
IF you sat down and designed a hypothetical person to be the single worst person you could put in political office, you would give them virtually every trait Trump displays every day.