Trump Congratulates Poland on the Start of WW2

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Nobody expects Donald Trump, despite his prep school and Ivy League education, to know much about … well, anything, but especially history, which he appears to view as mere context for his own salvific rise to fame and then power. But his comments this weekend congratulating Poland on the 80th anniversary of that long-suffering country’s greatest catastrophe is breathtaking nonetheless. Gaze in awe:


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REPORTER: Do you have a message for Poland on the 80th anniversary of World War 2?

TRUMP: "I do have a great message for Poland & we have Mike Pence, our vice president, is just about landing right now...I just want to congratulate Poland"

[Poland was smashed by Nazis in 1939]

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You’d have to guess based on his weirdly specific reference to the number of Polish immigrants in this country, and in connection with Pence’s and his own travel plans, that the president received some sort of recent briefing about that country. Perhaps it did not occur to his staff that he needed to be reminded of what happened to Poland in the years following the German invasion that began on September 1, 1939. You know, the dismemberment of the country by the Nazis in conjunction with the USSR; the systematic murder of the Polish educated classes, a sort of warm-up act for the effort to exterminate European Jewry during the Holocaust, much of which took place on Polish soil; the incredible military and civic violence involving the Germans, the Russians, and assorted partisans that led historian Timothy Snyder to describe the area of Europe centered in Poland “the bloodlands”; and the postwar imposition of communism on Poland, along with the violent relocation of millions of the war’s survivors.

Trump was congratulating Poland on the anniversary of an event that led to the deaths of an estimated one-fifth of the nation’s prewar population, and marked the beginning of a World War in which at least 60 million people perished, including over 400,000 Americans.

Yes, I know, “congratulating” people he doesn’t know anything about is one of the president’s tics to cover his ignorance, much like his promiscuous use of modifiers like “great” or “greatest” for every phenomenon he dimly understands. But this particular example shows that the man and our nation would be better served if occasionally he just replied to some questions with: “Huh?”
Trump Congratulates Poland for the Catastrophe of Its Invasion by Germany

*Facepalm*

Your thoughts?
 

HayJenn

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What in that video was an issue? Hunting for a story that doesn't exist? No mention of WW2. Just friendship and that USA has many Poles.

So you don't bother to actually read links??

The video is in the link

Here you go



I don't think I have ever seen a previous President who is such an idiot about a lot of things, including WW2
 
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What did Trump say about WW2 in the video.....Nothing. You are out looking for another nothing story. Unless there is more that was said, the video is nothing.

You would make a great CNN news reporter.
 
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HayJenn

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What did Trump say about WW2 in the video.....Nothing. You are out looking for another nothing story. Unless there is more that was said, the video is nothing.
For the love of God, he was RESPONDING to a question about WW2

And he gives them "congrats"

WTF??
 
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For the love of God, he was RESPONDING to a question about WW2

And he gives them "congrats"

WTF??
A great country with great people. Somewhat of a dodge, but it avoids a setup by reporters. Anything he would of said would of been under attack. Obviously he is under attack now.
 
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A great country with great people. Somewhat of a dodge, but it avoids a setup by reporters. Anything he would of said would of been under attack. Obviously he is under attack now.

Another nothing issue looking for an arousal.