To them, he’s nothing but an ignorant ogre who can’t figure out the simplest things, let alone run a country as powerful as the United States.
Never mind that he won the presidency on his first attempt, never having been in politics at all, and after everyone — and we do mean everyone — in the political/media complex wrote him off as a carnival act.
Trump supporters also know that these same Leftists think the same thing about them — they’re ignorant, dumb, stupid, bumbling, simple, uneducated, and drone-like. They can’t think for themselves and they have no ability to reason, to deduce, to analyze, to look at things critically.
That would include, we presume, our inability to do basic math. But lo and behold, as luck would have it, we supporters of the president were gifted a perfect example of Left-wing hypocrisy when it comes to the “brains” department, compliments of none other than the perpetually-Trump-triggered lunatics at MSNBC.
Late this week, host Brian Williams, he of fake Iraq war hero fame, was lambasted on social media (and news and opinion websites) after he quoted from a tweet claiming that former 2020 Democratic presidential contender and billionaire Michael Bloomberg “could have given each American $1 million and still have money left over” during an interview with NY Times editorial board member Mara Gay.
The blowback comes two days after Bloomberg dropped out of the 2020 presidential race. The billionaire had a dismal Super Tuesday showing that registered no wins in any of the 14 Super Tuesday states — although he did capture some delegates in the U.S. territory of American Samoa — despite spending more than $500 million on the race after jumping in last November.
“Bloomberg spent $500 million on ads. The U.S. population is 327 million. He could have given each American $1 million and still have money left over, I feel like a $1 million check would be life-changing for people. Yet he wasted it all on ads and STILL LOST," Williams said in quoting a tweet by journalist Mekita Rivas. (Related: Mikey beholden to China? Wife of former Bloomberg journalist says he “tried to ruin me for speaking out” against Communist regime.)
“It’s an incredible way of putting it,” Williams noted — without a hint of awareness or irony.
“It’s an incredible way of putting it. It’s true,” Gay responded, equally clueless.
It should be noted that the current population of the United States is 327 million people. Bloomberg reportedly spent roughly $500 million on his ultimately unsuccessful campaign.
Simple math: That comes out to around a buck-fifty-three per person, not at all close to $1 million.
One Twitter user, Sven Henrich, founder of financial firm Northman Trader, called it the “saddest clip in TV history.”
Perhaps. Or, maybe, just about any other TV clip taken from one of the least-watched cable news channels on the air today — which, actually, saved Williams and Gay even further embarrassment. Imagine if the network had an audience, how much more mocking there would have been.
The problem here may not even have been the inability to do basic math, although that’s part of it. It could just be that these people are so jealous of success — like Bloomberg or not, he earned his tens of billions — they just can’t help themselves when it comes to telling the wealthy how they ought to be giving away their money.
Williams apologized on-air after commercial, when, no doubt, some stage hand walked over with his or her smartphone with the calculation on it. But alas, it was too late.
TV’s “saddest moment” was a reality.
In any event, the next time some Leftist calls a Trump supporter stupid, show ‘em this clip.