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Humoring the headlines: October 18, 2017

By Laurie Baron

Laurie Baron

SAN DIEGO−Rex Tillerson refuses to confirm or deny whether he called President Trump a moron.  The more important issue is whether President Trump is a moron.  I will employ the moronic version of Jeff Foxworthy’s redneck test to determine if Trump is a moron.

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He might be a moron if he decertifies the Iranian Nuclear agreement on the grounds that Iran is violating it after his Secretaries of State and Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that Iran is complying with the agreement.

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He might be a moron if he continually claims Obamacare is imploding when he is actively sabotaging it.  Kind of like declaring a rowboat not seaworthy after drilling holes in it.

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He might be a moron if he says that wealthy people like himself will not benefit from his tax cut plan which abolishes the estate tax that only applies to estates over five million dollars and reduces the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent.

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He might be a moron if he tweets that Tillerson is wasting his time trying to reach a diplomatic solution with North Korea and instructs Tillerson to tell television reporters “that he wants this to be solved diplomatically.”

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He might be a moron if he consoles the widow of a Green Beret killed in Niger by telling her that “he knew what he signed up for.”  The last comment leaves no doubt that Trump is a moron, but the American electorate knew what it signed up for.

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Baron is professor emeritus of history at San Diego State University. He may be contacted via [email protected]. San Diego Jewish World points out to new readers that this column is satire, and nothing herein should be taken literally.

 

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One Response to “Humoring the headlines: October 18, 2017”

  1. EG Tauber says:

    As always, you hit the nail on the head.

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