He's so smart he doesn't need to know anything

He's so smart he doesn't need to know anything

by digby

It's about time:

The backstory is here. Here's Trump saying it back in April to Chris Wallace, who was pretty shocked:

TRUMP: It’s not like, gee whiz, nobody has them. So, North Korea has nukes. Japan has a problem with that. I mean, they have a big problem with that. Maybe they would in fact be better off if they defend themselves from North Korea.

WALLACE: With nukes?

TRUMP: Including with nukes, yes, including with nukes.
I heard it in real time and couldn't believe it. He also said Saudi Arabia should have nukes. He wants to pull out of South Korea and let them have them too if they don't start paying a very large tribute to Uncle Sam. What could go wrong? I mean, "it's not like, gee whiz, nobody has them."

No matter how tiresome and boring it is, the media simply has to point this stuff out and they need to do it bluntly. Trump contradicts himself every day. He says whatever he wants and then says he never said it and then says it again. People need to see Trump make these contradictions and they need to see it repeatedly so that hey understand that there is something very wrong with this guy that has nothing to do with his hair or his "political incorrectness."

Whether you believe that Hillary Clinton lied about whatever it is you think she lied about, Trump's dishonesty is of a completely different character. It comes from him shooting his mouth off, having no clue what he's talking about but arrogantly believing that he's so gifted and special that he doesn't need to. He is that macho idiot at the end of the bar spouting whatever comes into his head. Except he's the GOP nominee for president of the United States.