Intellectual Incompetence: While speaking to reporters an ignorant President Donald Trump admits he has no idea what the coronavirus is.
Speaking to reporters at Friday’s White House coronavirus briefing, the Idiot-In-Chief declared:
This whatever they want to call it. You call it a germ, you can call it a flu, you can call it a virus. You know, you can call it many different names. I’m not sure anybody even knows what it is…
In a much needed fact check on the president’s juvenile and inaccurate claims, CNN reports:
Previously the clueless Trump boasted about his supposed scientific insight, claiming that doctors praised him for his scientific knowledge about the coronavirus
Trump said of the coronavirus: “You can call it a germ, you can call it a flu, you can call it a virus, you know you can call it many different names. I’m not sure anybody even knows what it is.”
Facts First: You cannot accurately call the coronavirus “a flu.” They are, simply, different viruses with different characteristics, though they share some symptoms the coronavirus has a much higher mortality rate.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Thursday during an online chat with NBA star Stephen Curry that the coronavirus is “very much more transmissible than flu and more importantly, it’s significantly more serious” — with a mortality rate approximately 10 times higher than the 0.1% for the flu.
It’s also obviously untrue that there is not “anybody” who knows what the coronavirus is. Though it was initially seen as a mystery virus when it emerged in China, we knew its genetic information by early January.
Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.
The stupid, it burns.
In the dictionary Trump’s picture should be next to the entry on the Dunning–Kruger effect.
Bottom line: Trump is an intellectually incompetent idiot who admits he has no idea what the coronavirus is.