Since When Is Paris In Germany? Since Foreign Policy Powerhouse Donald Trump Said So.
Since when is Paris located in Germany? Since top GOP presidential candidate and foreign policy powerhouse Donald Trump said so, apparently. In response to recent news about a knife-wielding DAESH (ISIS) terrorist being shot by les gendarmes after attempting to force his way into a Paris police station on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Trump tweeted the following random brain dropping:
That’s right. According to Bubba Trump’s pathetic excuse for “logic,” when a suspected terrorist gets shot in a Paris police station, it’s time for Germany to GET SMART about their “total mess-big crime.” WTF, Donald? As Yahoo! News wryly observes:
Of course, the moment Donald Trump’s “Paris in Germany” gaffe got tweeted, the Twitterati went into overdrive:
Do not be fooled, @realDonaldTrump is a genius, Paris is in Germany is a geography test for the world!
— NB (@nathanTbernard) January 7, 2016
Paris is in Germany? Aw @realDonaldTrump try to grasp basic geography first, then maybe you can move on to some simple shapes and colours.
— Valentina Tatton (@beeblebrox21) January 7, 2016
— dwnews (@dwnews) January 7, 2016
When someone fails Geography Class and thinks Paris is in Germany. “GET SMART!” ?
— Roberto Carlos ⚽️ (@RCjr96) January 7, 2016
Meanwhile, conservative publications are going crazy trying to make excuses for Donald Trump and deny that he actually meant what he said about Paris — the capital of France — being located in Germany (which, by the way, is a totally different country). A blaring headline from Twitchy proclaims:
Listen up, morons: Donald Trump didn’t tweet ‘Paris is in Germany.’
And to prove their point, they posted a tweet from a person who’s Twitter handle is “@Coondawg68,” claiming that “hundreds of people can’t understand periods and commas.”
Donald Trump did not tweet that Paris is in Germany. But apparently hundreds of people can’t understand periods and commas.
— THE Chris Coon (@Coondawg68) January 7, 2016
Sorry, Twitchy, but we’re not the “morons” here. First of all, Donald Trump has never been known for his methodical use of periods and commas. Second of all, would any serious user of the English language trust some guy who calls himself “Coondawg” to diagram Mein Trumpf’s sentences for us? We didn’t think so.
Featured photo/composite: cc 2013 Nico Trinkhaus (Berlin, Germany); cc 2011 Gage Skidmore (Donald Trump); cc 2013 Mauricio Lima (Paris, France)