Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, July 21, 2019

... and seemed to learn about their crises for the very first time.

In a meeting with victims of religious persecution on Wednesday, President Donald Trump repeatedly appeared to be unaware of many of the world's most pressing humanitarian crises.

Trump met with more than two dozen survivors of religious conflict, a few of whom told their stories -- and made impassioned entreaties for aid -- directly to the president.

As he asked questions of his guests, the president seemed to reveal a stark lack of familiarity with the fundamental details of problems faced by Rohingya in Myanmar, Uighurs in China, and Yazidis in Iraq -- groups in crisis that his own administration has established positions and policies on.

On multiple occasions, Trump asked refugees among the group where the conflicts they were fleeing were taking place.

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... In a meeting with victims of religious persecution on Wednesday, President Donald Trump repeatedly appeared to be unaware of many of the world's most pressing humanitarian crises. ...

Pres Trump probably felt as if he didn't need to prepare for the meeting, i.e., getting briefed with background information, etc. Similar to what he is reputed to have done with his one-on-one with Pres Putin.

Unfortunately, for the United States, it then quickly becomes evident just how little the current occupant of the Office of the President actually knows (probably why diplomats write what they do about him).

Which circles around back to one of my larger concerns with Pres Trump... how good are the decisions Pres Trump makes if he has so little background information?


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-21 08:44 PM | Reply

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