In this afternoon’s press conference, President Trump once again humiliated himself and our nation in front of a close NATO ally.
During his opening remarks, Trump appeared to forget the name of his Finnish counterpart, referring to him only as “President” and accidentally revealed he doesn’t know that Finland is in the European Union.
Trump's comments at the presser require one of two things to be true: He doesn't know Finland is in the EU or he knew and forgot.
— Dan Murphy (@bungdan) August 28, 2017
“Finland would never have signed NAFTA,” President Trump says at a news conference with Finland’s president. pic.twitter.com/J4fRnvnw2T
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 28, 2017
He then proceeded to go out of his way to whitewash Russia’s history of aggression against the nation of Finland, announcing that Finland and Russia have “gotten along for a hundred years,” but somehow forgetting that Russia invaded Finland in 1939 and fought a vicious war that killed around 450,000 people.
Slight problem with Trump saying Russia and Finland have gotten along for "a hundred years." That whole USSR invading Finland thing in 1939.
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) August 28, 2017
Once again, the President of the United States demonstrated that he refuses to read his briefing papers and is happy to wallow in his ignorance – no matter how bad it might look to the international community.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.