Super Stupid

Is Trump Familiar With the Geography of the U.S.?

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Just as he normally does, Trump tweeted a series of nonsensical and incorrect things this morning, but one in particular raises questions about Trump's grasp of basic geography.

Wisconsin is not a border state. It does not share a border with Canada. Michigan and Minnesota do, but Wisconsin does not.

On the subject of dairy farmers, the milk producers lobby warned earlier this month that Trump's mass deportation plans could send the price of milk soaring to $8 per gallon, which would be catastrophic. If Trump deports farm workers here in the U.S. and initiates a trade war with Canada, $8 per gallon may be on the low end of what we could see.

As we also recently discussed, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's tax cut plan calls for imposing a border tax under the assumption that the increased value of the dollar would keep prices low for average American consumers, but most experts don't believe it would work out that way.

Trump and our Republican-controlled Congress have the power to completely screw our economy and the only thing protecting us is their own incompetence and the threat of Democratic filibusters.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Wisconsin is not a border state. It does not share a border with Canada. Michigan and Minnesota do, but Wisconsin does not.

    Countdown to Sean Spicer talking about Wisconsin being a border state because both it and Canada have borders on Lake Superior. Y’know, like Oregon is a border state with Japan, or (shades of Palin) Alaska borders Russia.

  • Scopedog

    As we also recently discussed, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s tax cut plan calls for imposing a
    border tax under the assumption that the increased value of the dollar would keep prices low for average American consumers, but most experts don’t believe it would work out that way.

    Jesus….and the media still thinks that Ryan is a “policy wonk”?

    Nope, not buying it.

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  • Badgerite
  • muselet

    Watch!

    Watch? Watch what? A series of offensive tweets? The start of an unnecessary and economically destructive trade war with Canada, the US’s second largest trading partner? Warships patrolling the Great Lakes? The Madison Milk Party?

    What an imbecile.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    I’m amazed Trump can even pronounce Wisconsin.