Super Stupid

Trump Exports Stupidity to Our Asian Trading Partners

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

How is Donald Trump's trip through Asia going?

I think we all expected Trump would say something incredibly stupid and/or destabilizing during his trip, but he hit the ground running in Japan where he shared his infamous wisdom and wit with the local... samurai warriors?

U.S. President Donald Trump has said Japan should have shot down the North Korean missiles that flew over the country before landing in the Pacific Ocean earlier this year, diplomatic sources have said, despite the difficulties and potential ramifications of doing so. [...]

The U.S. president said he could not understand why a country of samurai warriors did not shoot down the missiles, the sources said.

Trump also said the Japanese should manufacture their cars inside the United States which, you know, they already do.

"Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. Is that possible to ask? That's not rude. Is that rude? I don't think so," Trump told executives from local automakers during a trip to Japan.

I have personally lived within fairly close proximity to multiple Japanese auto manufacturing plants my entire life. As far back as the 1980s and 90s, I've had Japanese neighbors who were sent overseas to work at a local factory that produces windshields for their cars.

  • Nefercat

    Our (now deceased) 1991 Toyota Camry was built in Kentucky, USA.

  • Nefercat

    I’ll bet that stubby-fingered babbling orange moron was so proud of his ability to use a three syllable word. Samurai! He must have been so disappointed not to see Tom Cruise samurai-ing around the place.

    I’m guessing that marmalade head has no idea what Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution is all about.

  • Badgerite

    Idiot. Never heard of Smyrna, Tennessee? From whence I purchased a Nissan made by American workers at and American Nissan plant.

  • muselet

    Oy vey.

    The U.S. president said he could not understand why a country of samurai warriors did not shoot down the missiles, the sources said.

    All right, which one of you wise guys told Donald Trump about “ninja” memes? Come on, fess up.


    Also, I guess nobody has tweeted at Trump that something like three-quarters of all Japanese-branded cars sold in the US are built here. Maybe “Fox & Friends”—or, as Charlie Pierce calls it, “Three Dolts on a Divan”—can do a segment on that sometime soon and bring Trump up to speed.

    *headdesk* *headdesk*

    Prior to this trip, reports out of the White House said aides were trying to keep from overloading Trump with information. Mission accomplished.

    *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk*


  • Aynwrong

    It’s quite possible that we have only begun to experience the true depths of President Dipshit’s stupidity. “Samurai warriors?!” Yeesh…

  • ninjaf

    He essentially called them cowards (pussies, in his vernacular) for not shooting the missiles down. smh

  • swift_4

    Is that rude? Yes.
    That’s not rude. Yes, it is.
    I don’t think so. Still, it’s rude. Whether you think so or not.