Just when I thought we had reached the nadir of our national reputation Trump spouts off on the explosion that inflicted major damage on the city of Beirut. Without any insight into the issue (and probably clueless where Lebanon actually is), he makes this statement:
"I met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that it was [an attack]. This was not some kind of a manufacturing explosion type of event. This was a – seems to be, according to them, they would know better than I would – but they seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind, yes."
The Department of Defense quickly denies those statements, leaving if to a former Director of the US Office of Government Ethics to state the obvious (and sad) fact.
"The President of the United States of America is not a reliable source."
August 5, 2020
I never thought I would see the day where a US President was seen by the majority of the world as a thoughtless, blow-hard, know-nothing clown. We've reached that point and seem to be sinking even further.
Remember, you get your chance to make a difference in November.