This election series is playing out like one long series of Onion articles.
On Monday, presumptive Republican nominee and ersatz public relations flack Donald Trump took a break from whining about the mean ol’ New York Times to take a shot at President Obama. See, Obama had delivered the commencement address at Rutgers University earlier in the day and took some not-so-veiled swipes at the birther turned GOP standard bearer.
Specifically, POTUS informed the new graduates that ignorance isn’t a virtue and facts shouldn’t be ignored.
“Class of 2016, let me be as clear as I can be. In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. It’s not cool to not know what you’re talking about. That’s not keeping it real, or telling it like it is. That’s not challenging political correctness. That’s just not knowing what you’re talking about.”
When our leaders express a disdain for facts, when they’re not held accountable for repeating falsehoods and just making stuff up, when actual experts are dismissed as elitists, then we’ve got a problem.”
While Obama never mentioned Trump by name, it was clear he was talking about him and the rest of the Know-Nothing Republicans who have embraced stupidity and bigoted anger over rationality.
Well, the former Wrestlemania participant wasn’t going to take that lying down, and took to his favorite form of communication — mean tweeting.
“In politics, and in life, ignorance is not a virtue.” This is a primary reason that President Obama is the worst president in U.S. history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2016
Just let that sink in for a minute. Breath it in, take a sip, let it swirl around in your mouth a bit. The man who is damn near tied in national polls with Hillary Clinton right now is telling everyone that being dumb as shit and proud of it is a good thing. In fact, it is better than being informed and intelligent, something Obummer doesn’t know, which is why he’s the WORST.
If we as a nation elect Trump as President, we deserve every bad thing that’s coming to us.