So here is what happened, from Fortune:
According to CNN, the two leaders were discussing on May 25 new U.S. tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum imports from Canada. Trudeau reportedly asked Trump to justify his view that the tariffs were a national security issue. Trump responded, “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?”
Trump was referring to the War of 1812, which was fought in part over the control of Canada. But it was British troops that burned down the White House during the war.
Oy vey, lets unpack that, first it wasn’t the Canadians, it was the British who burned down the White House who we were at war with, though I guess he could have thought the war happened more recently and was holding a grudge, though when it happened, 1812, is right in its name. Has he been holding a grudge against Canada? Is that why he is constantly attacking one of our closest allies?
How bad must have Trump’s education been to have this come out of his mouth. This isn’t a one off either. Among other things, he bemoaned that Andrew Jackson could have stopped the civil war and extolled the virtues of that up and coming abolitionist Fredrick Douglas. The thing is, it’s okay not to know things, and it is obvious our president doesn’t know a lot of things, but why does he have to keep opening his mouth and confirming it.
Now some people might think he was joking, but was he joking when he said those things above or when he made fun of a disabled reporter, called African countries shit holes, said he likes to grab women by the %$#^&? If he was joking it wasn’t funny and it won’t be funny when Canadians and American’s lose jobs because of this manufactured trade war.
You know maybe education is not his thing and all you have to do is look at his pick for Secretary of Education Betsy Devos. She has committed one gaff after another as she confirms she doesn’t know much either.
Here is a list of things Betsy Devos doesn’t know according to Betsy Devos.
Sadly about a third of his followers will now want to get payback from those arsonist Canadians because like our president they don’t consider education important.
Friends we are at a fork in the road, we can continue down the president’s path, one filled with meanness, hubris and ignorance or we can pivot, we can make education a priority while appreciating and accepting the differences of others. I know which road I am going to take.