JAPAN: Trump Tells Diplomats He Never Knew There Were So Many Countries Until He Became President

Raw Story reports:

Addressing how he first became acquainted with Japanese Prime Minister Abe — who Trump referred to by his first name, Shinzo — Trump made the off-hand comment, appearing to go off-script from his prepared remarks.

“So my relationship with Shinzo got off to quite a rocky start because I never ran for office, and here I am,” Trump remarked. “But I never ran, so I wasn’t very experienced. And after I had won, everybody was calling me from all over the world. I never knew we had so many countries.”

  • pj

    me me me me me me me me me

    • Nic Peterson

      Does this surprise anyone. Thanks, PJ, for saving me the trouble of typing that out again.

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    • jm2

      I love your comment, but you’re missing some things —> 🎶 🎵 me me me me me me me me me ♫ 🎶

      too lame? oh, well! consider about whom we’re talking. it fits…

  • thatotherjean

    Days without being a national embarrassment: 0

    • AmeriCanadian

      That zero can be written in indelible ink. He will never not be an embarrassment.

      • thatotherjean

        We got a double dose this time. He also asked Japan to build cars in the US, because he didn’t know that they already did so.

        • …and it’s still early in the trip.

        • RoFaWh

          If someone had asked of you a few days ago “Do you think Trump knows that Japanese car manufacturers build cars — lots of cars — in the US?”, what would your answer have been?

          • thatotherjean

            I might have said, “He bitched about that before, when he was yelling that our cars should only be made in the US, not Mexico or Japan. I hope somebody told him then that lots of Japanese cars ARE made here.” If they did, it didn’t stick in his self-advertised prodigious memory.

  • Kevin Perez

    Rex Tillerson was right.#FuckingMoron

    • JackFknTwist

      “Rex was right !”

      i see my next T shirt !

    • Waarki

      #45 フキンモロン

    • kaydenpat

      But Rex is there with him on this trip so …

      • DaMoldBrok

        He probably wanted to be there for the backhanded entertainment value. And, he needed to know what kind of shit storm he was going to deal with after the fact!

        I agree on the idea of the t-shirt, Large Tony is a member of the blog, and he produces t-shirts, I’m in.

    • JCF

      I prefer to cite non-Tillerson “Drumpf is a fucking moron” observers.

      For example:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/11544e05eae9d713f20e42736b9056a907f889cc5d2f449e897cf029639f3081.gif

      • RoFaWh

        Hillary would have been a rather dull President, but an extremely competent one.

        • Joseph Miceli

          I like dull. Dull means prosperity. Exciting means Trump and white nationalism and war and …what we have now.

  • HZ81

    And almost a year ago exactly, the minority of retarded Americans saddled the majority with a retarded President who is a sexual predator.

    #Memories.

    You know who could name every country this clown has never heard of, and their greatest export, and their most popular food, and their population #s, and…

  • Leo

    The expression of the white guy/blue tie next to the podium says it all. lmfao.

  • Michael R
    • RoFaWh

      No one believes a word you say, Donald.

  • Gustav2

    Makes me weep.

    • AmeriCanadian

      It makes me cringe and not want to admit to being an American.

  • Boreal
  • Gregory Phillips

    Oh my gosh – we have to be the laughing stock of Asia….. oh ok the whole frikken world

    • Judas Peckerwood

      So very, very many countries. Who knew?!!!

      • Len Ricci

        Apparently every 6th grader on up … since they teach Geography in just about every school in AMERICA where you are the president of… you dumb idiot!

        • Danieruw

          Don’t forget he used to own Miss Universe from like 1996 to 2013. Probably 100 countries competed on and off during that period. He never noticed the country names, though, because he was too busy looking at boobs in the dressing rooms.

    • Todd20036

      Even Putin is pointing and laughing.

      • pch1013

        Yes, because Cold War II is over, and he won.

        • Tom Furgas

          Did he ever! The bastard saddled us with this embarassing nightmare.

    • DoctorDJ

      Beloved by the poorly edumacated.

  • j.martindale

    What the orange shitgibbon never knew could fill a universe.

    • justme

      and what he does know..A doggy bag…

      • Man_in_the_mists

        With room for the dog.

  • justme

    And the world is thinking….

    We need to tolerate THIS for 3 more years!!!
    Please N.K be reasonable and join us…!!!!

    • David Walker

      “How did western civilization come to this?”

      • justme

        Republican personal responsibility around 1980

  • StillALiberal

    Slightly OT. Not sure if this story has been mentioned in another thread but FYI
    from the BBC “Donald Trump face found in Jarrow dog’s ears”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-41887891

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b7f3480ec8297715098e78c0e7cf88a549cffbe65cee438d7368bf174c797737.jpg

    • AmeriCanadian

      Oh that’s just great. Now the pareidolia inclined will be out in droves proclaiming him to be a deity

      • Tomcat

        Oh he is a deity alright, but not a good one.

        • RoFaWh

          Nor an important one. No fifty-foot high silver altar for you!

    • Natty Enquirer

      They are also both unfortunate growths which should be removed for the health of the body.

    • Tomcat

      That’s nothing I see his face in every pile of dog shit I see.

    • Dagoril

      It should be put down. Just to be safe.

    • yes b’y

      My parents were married in Jarrow. There was a marriage made in hell.

      • StillALiberal

        I used to live in Jarrow as a ‘bairn’ but my parents moved to a better town. Some strange things in Jarrow but seeing Trumps face in a dog’s ear is pretty unusual.

  • Leo

    Actually everyone’s expressions. I’m silently cackling at work right now. Melania looks terrified, Shinzo looks like he’s about to fall over in laughter, white guy next to the podium alternating between falling asleep and grimacing.

  • justme

    So Dems..
    You only want to vote when their is a true celebrity on the ticket??

    • Lars Littlefield

      By the bleeding of your gums,
      I see a troll bot this way comes.

      • justme

        Sup troll bots just need a suppository to keep them running..

  • EqualityForAll

    Somebody in congress needs to propose a bill that would prevent Trump from ever speaking for at least three more years.

    • RoFaWh

      A simpler solution to the problem of Trump running off at the mouth: kidnap him for a few minutes and have a skilled seamstress sew his lips together using the most complex stitch she knows.

      If he objects, tell him all the best people are having the same operation.

  • Lars Littlefield

    When asked if he enjoyed the birthday cake baked specially for him by the White House chef, he said: “I’m this many years old!” And he held up his small hands, opening and closing them seven times.

    • samcollins

      Hey! I used to do that until the arthritis kicked in.

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
    • vstill

      NO CREDITABLY? What the hell is that?

      • kareemachan

        When anything he says ain’t creditable.

        • vstill

          CREDIBLE is what you meant, I think.

          • kareemachan

            Oh crud. The stupid, it is contagious!

            PS – I’m leaving it up as proof of this….

          • Cipher

            Well, we also do happen to know only the Russians will lend him $. He’s incredible, lacking in credibility and not credit worthy.

          • Shy Guy

            CREDIBILITY, I think.

          • RoFaWh

            Having just checked the definitions, I can say with confidence that the right word depends on whether you are focussing on believability (credibility) or worthiness for recognition (creditability).

            With Trump, it appears that both words are appropriate a lot of the time.

          • Robincho

            If by “a lot” you mean “all”, then yes…

      • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN

        apologies for the spelling.. but you get the point.

        • vstill

          If anyone else asks, just say it has to do with his lack of creditworthiness. We all know American banks will not loan him money.

      • Chicago joe

        Had to have been written by a disaffected Moran.

    • Galvestonian

      no brains either

      • MichaelJ

        Oh, he’s definitely got brains for being shrewd and self-serving, and not having to suffer any consequences for his action.

        • Gianni

          I don’t credit it to ‘having brains’ He reminds me of how one’s pet dog or cat learns – they try different things until something works and they get what they want. Then they start repeating what they did and, if it keeps producing the same pleasurable results, they keep it and use it all the time. Donnie learned various techniques on how to manipulate others when he was young and it has always worked for him. Why stop doing what gets you what you want? He really enjoys treating others like puppets and manipulating the strings.

          • MichaelJ

            I agree with everything you said about how he has learned to manipulate everyone and how much he enjoys it. I think he manipulates better than most, perhaps as much instinct as well as brains. Or maybe he does it so well because he has not moral or ethical concerns to distract him from his self-serving goals.

          • Gianni

            That manipulation is the one thing he realized he could do and do well. Plus, practice makes perfect and he has perfected the techniques. He knows how to adjust them to suit his needs and the nature of his audience. You’ve seen as well as I that Donnie has a short list of major concerns. There are really only two things on the list: #1 is himself and #2 is his family. Everything else doesn’t make the list because it’s all of relatively minor interest. Donnie’s only interest in other people is what he can get from them and whatever they can do for him that benefits him. Look how many people from his own campaign that he has thrown under the bus because they’re of no benefit to him any longer.

          • RoFaWh

            In Trump’s view the #2 concern (family) runs a very distant second place behind himself.

            Stand by for the the sounds of weeping and wailing as one by one Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric, and even Melania get thrown under buses.

          • Gianni

            You’re so right about that! I didn’t bother to indicate the wide gulf between the #1 and #2 slots. 🙂

          • Chris Gardner

            His behaviors and lack of ability to empathize is classic stereotypical socio/psychopathy

          • RoFaWh

            I think it was Bruce Fogle in his “The Cat’s Mind” who explained how to train a cat. When it does something that approximates, no matter how poorly, the desired behavior, you reward kitty. As the process continues, kitty refines her behavior to encourage more rewards and incidentally approaches asymptotically the desired behavior.

            A friend of mine after watching Simon’s Cat videos on Youtube tried to teach her cats to point with their “thumbs” at their food bowls when hungry. I don’t know if she had success.

          • Gianni

            I have a cat who has learned to do a couple of tricks. One thing he figured out by himself was that if, when I’m petting him, he gently bites my hand between my thumb and forefinger, that means he’s hungry and wants to eat. Somehow I got the message. So he does that and I give him food. I like to think I’m the smart one, but really I’m not so sure.

    • alc2018

      you forgot ‘No Clue’…

    • RoFaWh

      “creditability”

      • JCF

        No, “Credibility”.

        • RoFaWh

          I had to go check the definitions. Creditability refers to being worthy of note or recognition (but not very worthy); credibility means believability. Both words are suitable replacements for the misspelling.

          Are we having fun yet?

    • Robincho

      What is this noun — “creditably” — of which you speak?…

  • doninkansas

    I am thinking very seriously about retiring very soon and moving to Europe. I get more frightened for the USA every day.

    • Galvestonian

      … not Europe. Did you know that there is a Country South of Mexico where English is the official language ? Beautiful beaches, Cheap real estate. Tropical in all respects. Fantastic fishing. It has a barrier coastal reef. Very low population density. Spanish is a secondary language. It used to be called British Honduras but is now known as Belize.

      • AmeriCanadian

        From what I understand, our kind is not welcome there.

      • doninkansas

        Yes, but the tropics are pretty much out for me. Have had a kidney transplant and many of those areas have diseases that would kill me quickly. And many of the vaccines recommended are made with live material and I can’t take those either. Besides, I have a sweetie in Portugal waiting for me. We have known one another for 15 years and decided we need to give marriage a go. I’m about ready to retire and he assures me my retirement (as well as his salary) will give us a very comfortable life. So the way things are here now, it may be time to get out, while I can.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Is anyone else getting the impression that he is even more embarrassing than usual on this trip?

    • Karl Dubhe

      He’s being forced to recognize reality? Maybe?

      The pressures of that job age ‘normal’ presidents quickly, with abbynormal as POTUS it’s happening abnormally quickly. He chose to run, poorly.

      https://youtu.be/A0TalLrtZ24

      • Chicago joe

        With any luck he will return in a casket.

    • The whole trip is just an excuse to scurry off to Putin to lick his ass.

      • Boreal

        Maybe Putin is threatening him with release of the pee tapes.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      I don’t know. His European trip will be pretty hard to top in terms of embarrassing the nation. We just got the glaring highlowlights while he was there, but lots of other stuff came out afterwards. But then again, it is Trump, so maybe he’ll outdo himself.

    • RoFaWh

      His dementia gets a little worse with every passing day.

  • Adam Stevens

    I fucking hate this man right to the core of my very being.

    That’s all I’ve got left at this point.

    • Galvestonian

      I don’t know – I was at that point months ago.

      • Tread

        I was at that point several years ago.

        • Some of us have been waiting for y’all for decades

        • Galvestonian

          You need some serious hugging … take some of mine, I have plenty.

    • Gerry Fisher

      I think what we’re witnessing is someone who bends/breaks every rule he’s ever encountered, avoids doing meaningful work whenever possible, and no one–NO ONE–in his 70+ years has ever held him accountable or imposed serious consequences on him. The likelihood of that happening is almost zero, so he’s defied all the odds. This monster was decades and decades in the making. (One of the biggest disappointments I’ve seen recently is how Ivanna is still drafting off of tRump’s notoriety, despite what he did to her during the divorce. Again…no lasting consequences for what would have put others in jail for a good long time.)

      Roy Cohn gets the assist on this one. He taught tRump how to work around laws, find every loophole, lie with audacity, and use aggression to manipulate.

      • Gerry Fisher

        Another talent that tRump has is the ability to find and partner with other monsters, creating a monstrous synergy. For more info, see his legal team or see his administration.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I think that’s what I said as the escalator delivered the cat sick covered dog turd to his adoring (paid strangers) to announce he was running.

  • boobert

    What an idiot !

    • Natty Enquirer

      But boy, can he Tweet!

      • GanymedeRenard

        I’m surprised he can write or read.

        • RoFaWh

          At least some of his tweets are written by staff.

          It is genuinely questionable if Trump can read at any level above about grade three.

          Does Twitter have a rule against allowing others to use your handle to post?

          • GanymedeRenard

            I have no idea. But if Twitter is a private company (which of course it is), and is therefore governed by its own rules, why the fuck hasn’t it banned this moron from using the platform altogether? Deprive him from his voice (or “tweets”), I say!

  • RealityBass

    And they said ignorant people don’t know they’re ignorant!

  • The_Wretched

    Suppose someone should tell him that ~6.7 billion of the 7 billion people on the planet are not in the US?

    • AmeriCanadian

      It would be YUGE news to him. YUGE!

      • Like the size of the ocean between mainland US and Puerto Rico!

  • PickyPecker
    • Tomcat

      What a woman will do for enough money is endless.

      • David Walker

        Oh, I think it’s fair to say there’s a goodly number of himbos, too.

      • Todd20036

        It’s called prostitution.
        And rarely does a prostitute actually like her customers.

        • RoFaWh

          The guy who did most of my tattoos liked to go to strip bars and chat with the ladies after their show was finished. He evidently treated them like human beings, because (by his own account) they were happy to spend the rest of the night with him.

          To answer the question hovering in the air: yes.

    • Joe in PA
    • Natty Enquirer

      Don’t worry, son. Soon, she will feel no more pain.
      https://jdlong.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/vincent-price-the-fly.jpg

    • RoFaWh

      There’s that smirk again.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Abe’s crew knew how to please the man-baby, with a gold-trimmed Very Special hat and a signing. The only thing missing was a toy truck.

    • David Walker

      Taiwan asked for that privilege.

      • In August, I was trying to explain to my cousin in Taiwan just how horrible Trump is. She thought it was funny. >_<

        Edit: She responded "Well, Chen was pretty bad." No, Trump makes even Chen look good. Ugh.

        Edit edit: Still, Chen ended up in jail. Maybe Trump will too.

  • bkmn

    A 10 year old could name more countries than old syphilis brain.

    • Todd20036

      A 10 year old would figure out that open mouth kissing your own daughter is creepy

      • yes b’y

        ewww, did he really do that?

  • dcurlee

    You know people were laughing under their breath

    • Gerry Fisher

      All the best people

  • Butch

    We can only hope that the translator decided it wasn’t worth repeating to the Japanese.

  • Galvestonian

    He even admits that he’s dumber than dumb … oh the stupid – it hurts.

  • Bluto

    Domo arigato Mr Rodotard.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Dumbo arigato, no doubt.

  • TrueWords
  • Blake J Butler

    Celebrate yourself with your chocolate cake, and may you go into a diabetic coma and never come out of it.

    Make it a daily habit.

  • TrueWords
  • VodkaAndPolitics

    I’d like to note that he HAS in fact run for president previous to this last unfortunate run.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Just more proof that he has Alzheimer’s or dementia or a severely decomposing brain (or all three).

      • RoFaWh

        My guess (based on no evidence but his behavior): it’s tertiary syphilis.

        Edit: just as the US lost its war in Viet Nam, so did Trump at the same time lose his war against STDs. He’s a loser. Sad.

    • CottonBlimp

      He’s been looking into being President since 2000, so yeah.

  • Outlaw Woman

    I really have to spend more time reading and listening to the foreign press … are they picking up on Trump’s boobery the same way we are?

    • pch1013

      Much more so, except in Russia, obviously.

  • justme

    ..And Vlad…

    America will NEVER LET you live this down!!!

  • pch1013

    And along comes Crooked-Face Huckabee to say he was “only joking.”

    • kareemachan

      Those sure are the things you joke about in Japan. Along with the comment to the troops about how certain countries…

      “Every once in a while, in the past, they underestimated us. It was not pleasant for them, was it?”

      Tasteless to the nth degree.

    • justme

      but she’s right.. He is a joke…

    • RoFaWh

      Someone needs to ask dear Sarah why it is that whenever Trump sticks his foot in his mouth with another display of his incredible ignorance, it always turns out to be a “joke”????

  • William

    Uff da!

  • BeaverTales

    He has the highest IQ, the biggest evar! When he’s not grabbing pussies, tweeting or golfing, he spends his time getting schooled on booklearnng stuff.

  • Tomcat

    WHY does this man keep embarrassing us all the time?

    • skyweaver

      I honestly don’t think he can do anything else. I mean, politics aside, he’s really really stuck at age 5. Which would be just another story of a human except he’s in charge of everything

    • David Walker

      It’s either glandular or a gift. Can never tell.

      • RoFaWh

        Try “curse”.

    • RoFaWh

      He thinks his constant cavorting on the public stage somehow makes him more important.

      The truth is just the opposite.

  • 2patricius2

    Without realizing it, Drumpf reveals yet again to the whole world that he is both ignorant and dumb.

  • Snarkaholic

    Is anyone else having problems getting this site and/or Disqus to load?

    • Bluto

      Disqus is being slow & bitchy w/ me too.

  • Gerry Fisher

    The quintessential Ugly American

    • Natty Enquirer

      I couldn’t nominate anyone better.

  • Todd

    Welcome to the U.S.A in 2017, where ignorance is seen as a virtue.

    • William

      Ignorance is Strength.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        It is a blessing from almighty dog.

    • RoFaWh

      That has been a meme on the right since long before Trump.

  • CottonBlimp
    • OdieDenCO

      the eye roll is audible even with out sound

      • Philly Mike

        You can be blind and still understand what is happening there.

    • alc2018

      you just haven’t lived until you’ve gotten that official sweaty swelled overdone handshake that’s been grabbing ladies’ crothes since the eighties!

      • drbrentzenobia

        Tiny, busy, official hands

    • FAEN

      LMAO! God that’s perfect.

    • Robincho

      That’s Shinzo to you, bub…

      • David Formosa

        Shinzo San at least.

        • CottonBlimp

          Dunno if I’m missing the joke, but Abe’s his family name. If you’re wanting to be respectful you’d probably want to call him Prime Minister Abe, 安倍総理大臣 (Abe-souridaijin). Often though, just “Abe” is fine.

          • David Formosa

            My understanding from my international business communication classes is that between peers of equiverlent power the “San” honorific is standard and that not using an honorific would be seen as overly familiar. Not using the honorific is something that only close friends and family members would do.

            If this is incorrect I welcome someone better educated filling me in.

            Oh yes he should be referred to by his family name.

          • CottonBlimp

            -san is pretty much the equivalent of Mr./Mrs., it gets replaced by more impressive titles like -sensei, same as how some people get touchy if you call them Mr. instead of Dr. when they have a PhD (-sensei also applies to doctors, btw, it actually doesn’t mean “teacher” so much as “learned one”).

            So pretending for a moment we still had a leader worth respecting, you wouldn’t go to the White House and be like “Yo Obama, what’s happening?” But it’d also be a little weird if you called him “Mr. Obama” instead of “President Obama”.

            The other nuance though is that Japanese uses pronouns very rarely, so in a typical conversation you might end up saying the other person’s name a lot, so using a title over and over again could seem overly ass-kissy. We use someone’s name pretty rarely in conversation in English though, so what you got was probably good advice.

  • justme

    2018 is getting close.. Expect Republicans to try to be “good citizens” again!!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a64c4a69413d004be20339e1d42c62f3e54e3ea2e45404b3296187ebf48192ca.gif

  • JackFknTwist

    I beg you, Mr. Mueller in the name of our old gods and as a witness to our present torments, flush out this old ignorant pretender, save us from our own stupidity in electing this obvious incoherent, illiterate, dunce of a market barrow-boy, this huckster posing as a Big Man, save us from his grubby little insincere ramblings, his delusion that he can speak off the cuff, his obsession with himself, his military love-in (because they don’t answer back).

    Save us, and your name will live in history as the mightiest among the mighty, a hero of the USA……you will have the gratitude of the world, not just of the much put-upon people of the United States.

    • AmeriCanadian

      We need Pence to go down at the same time. Otherwise it’ll be out of the frying pan and into the fire for us!

      • JackFknTwist

        I agree, a Pence presidency would be catastrophic .

        He wants to hang us after all…….it would be God’s work.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      If Mueller pulls this off, his likeness will belong on our coins, currency, and postage stamps

    • David Walker

      Wow! Two zeros instead of the usual one. Does this mean it’s even biglier than we first thought?

      “Day without being an asset to the United States” would work, too.

    • RoFaWh

      That smirk is 100% phony.

      Thanks, Roy Cohn.

    • Cattleya1

      It’s time to add another ‘0’ – we are unfortunately into tripe digits with this orange turd.

  • Blake Mason

    Enough internet for today…

    Un-fucking-believable.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I never knew how many idiots there were in this country til Trump ran for office.

  • Ernest Endevor

    I swear to God that heads of state have got a private group set up on Facebook so they can swap horror stories and lulz.

    “Yo, Angela, girlfriend, asswipe just threw a whole fucking box of chow in the koi pond. I’m like, dude, WTF? He’s all, Hyuk, hyuk, hyuk.”

    “Abe, I hear you broheim. Just make sure Melania changes his diaper cuz he do smell after a day of big mac farts. Anyone heard from Justin? Or is he still crushin’ on my Macron main man? Whatevs, dude. I gotta go save Europe. Chillout.”

  • clay

    I guess I need to add a couple of extra credit questions on the next geography exam:
    Number of countries in the world (within 5%)?
    Number of UN members (within 5%)?
    Number of EU members (within 5%)?
    Number of US states?

    My students should get some immediate reward for being smarter than Turmp.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Your scoring is too generous. And are you even allowed to mention the shitgibbon in class?

      • MBear

        only as “Our Glorious Leader”

      • clay

        BBC News and Al Jazeera are assigned reading.

        • RoFaWh

          The Guardian is also a reliable source of news.

          I don’t trust the American media, not even the NYT and the WaPo, because they’re one and all far too fixated on clicks and publish too much stupidly sensational material to be called anything other than clickbait.

          • whollyfool

            I’ve watched the US presidential election returns on BBC twice now….

          • clay

            The course is specifically international in focus so I wanted news sources that were inherently international in focus.

          • RoFaWh

            In that case, let me disrecommend the Asahi Shimbun. It’s a very shallow newspaper; I think I learn more about Japanese current affairs from SoraNews24 even though its primary focus seems to be on anime, Pokemon, teenage enthusiasms, etc.

            Al-jazeera is a very good choice for your course.

        • GanymedeRenard

          Deutsche Welle, English edition. Heck, even RT.

  • Michael

    I never knew we could be the laughing stock of so many countries.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      All 194 of them. I exclude the U.S. because there’s still 30% who thinks “he’s all that”

    • stuckinthewoods

      We’re exceptional !

  • AtticusP

    Another day, another embarrassment. And I thought George W. Bush was terrible. (He was.)

    But this fucking guy.

    Trump: Living proof that even an asshole can grow up to become President of the United States. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa15481e4630bf8a57bb89e223e85b0710fa66ca9d29e9a29e060c0b0e10d188.gif

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Hey America, you embarrassed yet?

    Seriously, that’s gotta hurt….from all the facepalming.

    • Tomcat

      Long time still.

  • Henry Auvil

    Atlas Cringed.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Rand-McNally snort giggled.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Neptune screamed. Gaea wept. Zeus laughed.

  • Tawreos

    I still can’t figure out why the hell so many families try to hide their idiot children, but we send ours out to meet with the leaders of other countries.

    • GanymedeRenard

      LMFAO!!

  • Ninja0980

    Good fucking grief!!

  • shellback

    In the screen cap, the young man to the left appears to be thinking – “Is this fucken moron for real?”

  • Great Googly Moogly! I knew he was the King of the Know-Nothings, but lordy my, this puts a big ol’ ripe cherry on the shit sundae that cheetolini is.

  • M Jackson

    So, everything is going exactly as expected.

  • Rocco

    The gift that keeps on giving…lol

    • William

      Give it back.

      • Gianni

        If only….!

  • David in Palm Springs

    Ah, isn’t it cute how he thinks that he has to make it clear to everyone how utterly stupid he is, when everyone in the world already knows that.

    #FuckingMoron

    • yes b’y

      in case you have forgotten who’s Canada’s PM is https://cdn3.img.sputniknews.com/images/105870/98/1058709804.png

      • anne marie in philly

        now WHY can’t WE have a dreamy REAL LEADER like him? (sigh)

        • another_steve

          Looks like we here in the states didn’t win the world leader lottery.

          🙁

          • anne marie in philly

            ain’t THAT the fucking truth!

      • JackFknTwist

        I love it .

        We in Ireland have a young gay one !

    • another_steve

      Trump probably does that – admit how “complicated” things are – because that kind of comment “clicks” for his deplorable base. Bonds them to their leader. They relate to it.

      On the average, the deplorables are low-info and under-educated. You can be sure that for them, everything is indeed complicated.

      • Gianni

        Good point. Likely makes them realize that not using most of your brain for thinking is obviously no hindrance to becoming President. Very uplifting to the base..

        • another_steve

          In retrospect it’s clear that Trump ran the perfect campaign for President. Truly.

          When he made that comment at his rallies – “I love the uneducated” – that was political genius. The people at his rallies had all their lives heard about how important higher education is. Lacking it, they were made to feel inferior. Lacking.

          Trump sent them the message, “Don’t worry about that. I’m never going to make you feel like a lesser person due to your lack of knowledge or curiosity.”

          Political. Genius.

          • Gianni

            I remember that comment. My jaw dropped. Personally, I would have taken that as a condescending slam, but the cheers it garnered proves your point.

  • Keith D Plane

    oh Sweet Jeebus, save us from this shit stained moron. PLEASE!!!!

  • Joe in PA

    He also didn’t know that Japan assembles cars in the US. SMFH

  • MBear

    Oh murrikkka: such an embarrassment.

  • Ham

    Aw, I was kind of hoping he did say Presidente.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=o8hbMA8wNN8

  • CJAS

    He’s so stupid that he doesn’t know he’s stupid.

    • Ernest Endevor

      Dunning-Kruger at its finest.

      • RoFaWh

        I’d phrase that as “most damaging”, but “finest” will do. As long as everyone keeps in mind the unwritten “/s”.

    • Ross

      But he is not stupid.

      He is the smartest man who ever lived. Who ever will live.

      (In his mind.)

  • The_Wretched

    Suppose the foreign leaders only give him “room attendants” who have STIs?

  • Gregory B
  • Hryflex

    My partner’s niece likes the game where you get an outline of a country and have to name it. She can identify Uzbekistan. She knows more countries that 45. She just turned four.

    • JackFknTwist

      On a point of information;
      I got my car tested on Friday last.
      there were two really annoying kids quizzing each other on the capitals of every country in the world.
      There were really difficult questions for 12 year olds with their Dad.
      But they were perfect.

      • RoFaWh

        When I was an undergrad, we used to play a game over dinner: name a composer (surname) and the other party had to come up with his given name.

        “Mozart!”

        “Wolfgang Amadeus!”

        We were an overly brainy lot.

  • DesertSun59

    You, America. YOU wanted this con man to be your President. You got exactly what you deserve.

    • AdamTh

      Ah, No…. 3 million more people voted for Hillary than the orange con-man..

    • JackFknTwist

      Ah now, no one deserves this fool no matter how they voted !

    • Gianni

      Not true! The majority of American voters chose Hillary for the presidency. Our fucked-up electoral system has, for the fifth time in its history, taken the loser and made him the winner – and President. It’s incredibly ridiculous.

  • Halou

    Great. Now point to them on a map.
    Here, some of them have even been filled in for you.

    https://www.worldmapstore.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/World-Map-scribble.jpg

  • anne marie in philly

    JFC, YOU ORANGE LYING IGNORANT FUCKING FUCK! there are over 200 countries on this earth! pick up a fucking world map AND STUDY IT!

    • JAKvirginia

      He only knows about the ones where he has buildings, golf courses, etc. The rest? Meh.

      EDIT: Also, didn’t he run Miss Universe or something? Oh, right. He wasn’t counting countries, just boobs.

      • anne marie in philly

        bwhahahahaha! and pussies! don’t forget the pussies!

  • RoFaWh

    We had….

    We? Who is this “we” you speak of, Orange Man?

    • olandp

      He thinks that he owns them.

    • JackFknTwist

      It’s the “Royal We’…….he think he is like the Royal Family of the UK.

      That’s why he and family sit on gold thrones.
      And indeed why he wanted to ride up along the Mall in London to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach !
      The man’s ignorance and pretension know no bounds.

      • coram nobis

        It’s the Royal Wee, as in the Moscow tapes.

        • JackFknTwist

          Hahaha…………touché !

      • RoFaWh

        “pretension”

        I thanked another commenter today for describing Trump as “xenophobic”; your use of “pretension” is equally appreciated. Interesting how Trump’s disgusting self inspires commentators to really dig deep into their vocabularies to find the right words to describe him.

        • JackFknTwist

          Everything he says is so hollow and false, it sounds so faux, even his attempt at sympathy or empathy sounds like an empty gong…….there is no feeling in anything he says.
          He just drives me crazy.

          But for all my ranting and raving this jumped-up Clown Prince could cause hundreds of thousands of deaths.
          We will see his base quake once there is a war and the Draft hits them where it hurts.

          Thank you, by he way !

        • Amanda B. Rekendwith

          He has so many disturbing facets of his ‘personality’, it’s important to isolate the correct one, as each low has it’s own unique core.

  • Puck

    There is only one true country and that is Trumpistan! Any elementary school kid knows there are many countries!

  • Jeffg166

    It’s like a Mel Brooks movie only scary.

    • Ben in Oakland

      And not funny.

      • coram nobis

        It’s as if William J. LePetomaine’s idiot brother became president.

  • SammySeattle

    #Thattimewhenyoushouldkeepyourmouthshut

  • MagnaLupus

    You know what’s particularly sad here is that Hair Furor probably thought he was being relatable in offering a really awful “gee shucks, don’t we all think this is hard?” moment. Never mind the offensively familiar faux pas in calling a Japanese man he just met by his first name.

    • RoFaWh

      Surely there were protocol people who briefed Trump on proper behavior? Or did he fire them all as unnecessary?

      More likely they told him but as usual he retained nothing of what he was told.

  • Tulle Christensen

    *sigh* Many years ago I flew to Japan to interview for a contract job. I thought I did very well, but did not get it. When I pressed the guy who set the interview as to why, he told me, “When you had your meeting with the CEO, you sipped your tea before he sipped his”

    they are very big on proper protocol

    • RoFaWh

      They overdo it.

      Japan clings to a surprising amount of its medieval past.

  • Gretchen

    Back in the old days circa 2015, I was content to believe that even if I didn’t know all the details of our foreign entanglements or necessarily agree with the ones I basically understood, I was safe in the knowledge that our American President was smarter, better informed, and wiser than I was. As this is no longer the case, my fluff reading has been reduced to a mere 20%, and I suddenly feel obligated to know more about the Korean War and constitutional law among other weighty topics. This sucks because I was happier reading PWP and believing the world could carry on while I lived in ignorance

    • coram nobis

      The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, by David Halberstam, is worth a read.

  • AdamTh

    Donnie, WE know you are stupid – but please stop bragging about it….

  • Mike

    Baka mitai.

  • “Trump Tells Diplomats He Never Knew There Were So Many Countries Until He Became President”

    This makes me want to scream.

  • Kyle Deetz

    OMFG

  • Tom Furgas

    Fucking moron. An embarassment to our great nation…and the world! The universe!

  • Kevin Perez

    I remember a time when conservatives would howl if an exhausted a politician muddle two thoughts together and it came out “All 50 .. 6 states” and be all, “How stupid is THAT guy!! 56 States!!”
    Nowadays, they are so quick to forgive. See: Email.

  • Piet

    I’m so glad I don’t have any foreign travel on my schedule this year. The humiliation of being represented by this wind egg in an ill fitting suit . . .

  • Friday

    *big facepalm.* What an embarrassment this asshole is.

  • JWC

    Didn’t know there were that many countries .Fercrissake don’t ask him where they are on a map, name them all or try to spell any of them

    • RoFaWh

      Gradually, a test for one’s qualifications to occupy the Oval Office forms.

      Question 1: how many sovereign countries are there?

      Question 2: how many territories are included in the USA? Name three.

      and so on

  • RickCabral

    “I never knew we had so many countries.” Yes, Mr. Cheeto, the earth is a big place. (Gawd, what a schmuck!)

  • Gianni

    Appalling that the President of the United States so readily admits that he graduated high school, went to college and never looked at a map. Did he sleep through his history classes? Or, more likely, very little of anything real gets into the airspace between those ears and lingers long enough to make any sort of impression. Sarah Sanders will love spinning this.

    • coram nobis

      “No, really, I been reading about the Protestant Preformation and all that stuff about Martin Luther King and the Diet of Worms. Why they made him eat fish bait and stuff. It was huge back then.”

  • GanymedeRenard
    • Gianni

      That’s not fair. It might be for ‘most Americans’ but many of us can take exception to that. I, for one, certainly do.

      • coram nobis

        We can be exceptional.

      • GanymedeRenard

        I agree. This is just a portrayal of what civilized people around the world think of Americans in general.

  • ColdCountry

    I hope he doesn’t plan on a career in stand-up after he’s impeached.

    • coram nobis

      He won’t get no respect.

      • ColdCountry

        Or laughs.

  • Stogiebear

    1) Overfeeds the koi this morning;
    2) Admits to not knowing there are so many countries in the world this afternoon;
    3) Grabs prime minister Abe’s wife by the vagina over dessert.

    If that’s not MAGA I don’t know what is.

  • Andymac3

    “I like blinking” will be next.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Blinking is easier than thinking, and doesn’t have as many letters.

      • Andymac3

        Same number of letters, peeing perhaps.

        • Ben in Oakland

          I knew that. I was being trumpidly stupid, but didn’t want to sign my comment D. trump.

          • RoFaWh

            Why not?

          • Ben in Oakland

            I was trying subtlety for a change.😜😝😛

  • EdA

    An ignoramus proud of his ignorance. And insisting on proving it on every suitable and unsuitable occasion.

    • KnownDonorDad

      The perfect figurehead of the idiocracy.

  • Christopher
  • SFBruce

    There’s no shame in ignorance for a number of reasons, including the fact that there’s a pretty simple cure for it: a little education. However, when that ignorance is coupled with no interest in anything but one’s self, it turns into abject stupidity, displayed here by the fact that little Donnie doesn’t even know this isn’t a good thing for the leader for the free world to admit.

  • coram nobis

    Has he found Niger on a map yet? Helps if you’re calling military widows.

  • Raising_Rlyeh
  • Jeff Beauchaine

    ***hope no ones posted it yet but if they did it’s worth repeating*** I think He needs to watch reruns of ‘Animaniacs’, it’s in line with his education and maturity level:

    https://youtu.be/x88Z5txBc7w

  • leastyebejudged

    In retrospect, I should have paid MUCH closer attention to all the idiots that I outright dismissed who were pro Trump early on.

    The USA we don;’t like to think about elected him, so in that regard, the system works, it gave them a voice.

    It’s a rude awakening to realize you live in a small room in which half the people sharing it with you are retarded.

    • LesbianTippingHabits


      Yes, but will that motivate people of good will – in New Jersey and Virginia – actually to get out and vote tomorrow?

      Say what you want about Trump voters, at least they voted.

      Unlike the most famous football player in our country at the moment.

      • leastyebejudged

        If someone consciously chooses to not vote, I’m OK with that, and think alienating those people is a really bad idea, since they can potentially be convinced.

        It’s the lazy assholes that don’t give a shit about anything that are the problem, and that’s a serious cultural issue, like the gun thing.

        • LesbianTippingHabits


          Thank you.

          Re the former, I would prefer that they cast a ballot, even if they left some or all offices blank. At least they would count towards the total number.

          I recall reading somewhere that, in some newer European democracies, “None of the Above” appears on the ballot. If “None of the Above” wins, then the other votes are thrown out, and they have to start over, with new candidates.

          I think a lot of people in New York County (Manhattan), New York, would like such an option for District Attorney today.

          • leastyebejudged

            “None of the above” is an option politicians and parties have worked hard to prevent EVER being an option in this country.

            I’d take it a step further. If you lose to a “None of the above” majority, you shouldn’t be able to hold or run for office for 8 years.

  • boatboy_srq

    Just as long as he doesn’t count Puerto Rico as – oh, never mind…

    • coram nobis

      He said it’s in the middle of the ocean.

  • Robert Adams

    Think of the mess we would be in if Trump wasn’t the smartest man in the world.

  • Charles Nelson

    Our Glorious Leader: “Ummm…the United States, Mexico and China..hmm…Canada, North Korea, Japan…Florida, New Jersey, Texas, and California.

    • houstonray

      And don’t forget the nation of Puerto Rico and the country of US Virgin Islands. /s

  • Arakasi_99

    I’m not a huge expert on Japanese culture, but isn’t refering to another adult by his or her first name, if you are not close friends, considered to be incredibly rude?

    • Danieruw

      Abe-san would be minimally appropriate. I don’t know specifically what would be the appropriate honorific for the prime minister. Never Shinzo, though. His family gets to call him that.

      • Cattleya1

        Sorry, I didn’t read down – I’m addled today.

      • Arakasi_99

        I thought so. I went ahead and Googled it. According to this site https://www.jref.com/articles/honorific-suffixes.24/
        the correct address is “Abe-Kakka”, although “Abe-San” might be appropriate from another head of state. He would probably be fine with a simple “Prime Minister Abe”.

        Wait a minute, Trump couldn’t be clueless enough to have seen “Abe Shinzo” and think the 2nd name is the family name, could he?

        • stevenj

          Sure he would. He didn’t even think there were so many countries until he became president. And apparently he doesn’t want to eat Japanese food while he’s there. That may be very insulting to many Japanese people.

          • RoFaWh

            I hope they serve only the most esoteric foods at any state dinner held. Sea weed; sea urchin innards; fugu fish (can we hope for improper preparation?); fermented tofu (very stinky); etc.

            With only chopsticks as utensils.

          • Arakasi_99

            Let me guess. He asks for Matsusaka beef steaks, cooked well done.

    • Cattleya1

      Isn’t it supposed to be the last name + San (an honorific)?

      • stevenj

        If you know the person really well, good friends or family you would say first name-san. The polite way to address Shinzo Abe would be to ask a Japanese translator the correct way to address the Prime Minister first. I doubt shit for brains trump would do that. In the case of Abe or his wife I’d put an honorable in front of Abe, Shinzo.

        Meiyo shushō Abe Shinzo.

        • Cattleya1

          Agreed – he doesn’t think before speaking and has no clue what would be an appropriate way to refer to the head of government of an important ally and trading partner. But, I’ll bet someone tried to brief him and he just tuned them out.

          • LesbianTippingHabits


            That’s the story of the Trump Presidency:

            Someone tried to brief him and he just tuned them out.

          • Gregory In Seattle

            Like Pete Wascher said above, there is no one in the State Department to brief him. Within a week of taking office, he had fired almost all diplomatic positions, and there are still more that 200 vacancies that Trump hasn’t bothered to fill.

          • Pete Wascher

            there’s no one in the state dept to brief him.

        • BillysWilly

          He thinks he’s too good to do anything properly or traditionally. He’s nothing but a piece of SH!T

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    He is stunningly stupid.

    • RoFaWh

      And he is oblivious to the end result of saying stupid stuff like that: it proves just how stupid he is.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        Especially since there’s this nifty new thing called Goggle. Not to mention he could have swallowed his pride and asked the last guy who is stunningly intelligent.

  • Homo Erectus

    Oh fer chrissakes.

  • JCF
    • Gregory In Seattle

      “It’s the best. Highly educmecated. Better than those egg heads in NASA.”

    • Gianni

      PS: He was bullshitting us!

  • stevenj

    I’ve traveled extensively in Japan multiple times. The Japanese are very highly educated people and are generally exceedingly polite. But once trump is out of sight of the Prime Minister and his wife they probably double over with laughter at what a nincompoop he is.

    • LesbianTippingHabits


      I recall a new Japanese word, Bushu-suru, from Bush 41 vomiting on his host after a long day of traveling.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H._W._Bush_vomiting_incident

      And Trumpu-suru? I’m not sure I want to guess . . .

      • stevenj

        LOL “to do the Bush” – in other words to vomit.

        Some days I feel trumpu-suru. Because of trumpu.

  • fuzzybits
  • SJWinCMH

    DOLT 45

  • Gregory In Seattle

    Just when you thought the Desperate Cheeto couldn’t embarrass the US any more….

  • MassageBear

    A kakistocracy (English pronunciation: /kækɪsˈtɑkɹəsi/) is a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. The word was coined as early as the 17th century. It was also used by English author Thomas Love Peacock in 1829, but gained significant usage in the 21st century.
    Kakistocracy – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakistocracy

  • MassageBear

    ..

  • Marides48

    So the “BEST” schools he attended did not have Geography classes? Or perhaps he lacks the curiosity to look for information about things other than Real Estate or Money?

    • Gianni

      It does make one wonder. He brags about how smart he is; how well educated he is; how intelligent he is; and then demonstrates the truth and it’s the complete opposite of what he tells us.

  • Joseph Miceli

    So, has the entire Japanese government taken to pretending that they don’t speak any English so as not to encourage this moron, a la’ Japan’s First Lady?

    • Gianni

      I’m amazed at how they keep straight faces when they hear the dumbness that pours from him.

  • Jay Silversmith

    “I never knew there were so many religious twits, nazis and uneducated cousin-phuckers that would make me their emperor.” djt