President Donald Trump's seeming inability to get basic facts straight is actually a "dangerous disability" with potential grave consequences for the country, conservative columnist George Will wrote in his latest column.
Trump's lack of grasp of facts does not seem to be a "mere disinclination but a disability," Will wrote in The Washington Post.
"It is not merely the result of intellectual sloth but of an untrained mind bereft of information and married to stratospheric self-confidence," he said. "As this column has said before, the problem isn't that he does not know this or that, or that he does not know that he does not know this or that. Rather, the dangerous thing is that he does not know what it is to know something."
Will ticks off a list of things he worries Trump does not understand — nor care to. The list includes the importance of America's one-China policy or the nuclear triad. Though he could be tutored on such issues, Trump's "fathomless lack of interest in America's path to the present and his limitless gullibility leave him susceptible to being blown about by gusts of factoids that cling like lint to a disorderly mind."
Just as America is worried by "a strange and callow leader" in charge of North Korea's nuclear arsenal, the people of North Korea should be just as worried about Trump, he said. And so should Americans, he added, saying they should relay those fears to their elected representatives.
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