Trump’s Stupidity On Display Again As He Threatens To Embargo Cuba — Which Has Been Under Embargo Since 1958

While he's at it, he might even invent sliced bread!


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Since he was inaugurated, Donald Trump has found that his most comfortable position when it comes to diplomacy, criticism, and executive action is to do all of the above from the safety of his phone — via Twitter.

It may have started out as a way for the Commander in Chief to maintain plausible deniability — the White House’s official position was at first that tweets did not constitute official orders, and therefore Trump could say what he wanted with impunity — but the President has turned his tweets into official edicts, forcing his aides, staffers, and Congressional allies in the GOP to mold the facts on the ground to match his social media missives.

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Unfortunately for Trump, sometimes he says things that are so stupid that nobody can quickly shuffle papers around and make commands out of his wishes — especially when he demands something that’s already been done.

Yesterday, as Trump was flexing his political muscles once again on his favorite platform, he issued a threat that was both empty and hilarious:

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Trump was referring to the failed coup in Venezuela, where a US-backed opposition leader has been trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. Cuban troops were there to assist Maduro’s government, and that got Donnie heated enough to compose a whole two-part tweet at once and then split it up like a normal person, instead of typing out the first tweet, then taking ten minutes to get the second half of it up like he normally does.

The only problem is, there’s already a Cuban embargo, and it’s been in place since the Everly Brothers put out “All I Have To Do Is Dream (About A Future Where The President Tweets Constantly).”

But seriously, though, 1958 was a long time ago. Long before he was Obi-Wan Kenobi, Alec Guinness was winning an Oscar that year for “The Bridge On The River Kwai.” The microchip, the peace symbol, and NASA all came into existence. Donald Trump turned 12 years old.

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So why would the President threaten to do something that’s already been done? We can think of plenty of reasons, including that he thought perhaps Obama’s easing of relations with Cuba had meant the sanctions were lifted, or that he intends to do something above and beyond what’s already in place.

But really, we reckon it’s mostly because he knows almost nothing about almost anything at all.

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