Donald Trump has once again humiliated himself and disgraced America by not knowing how the hell his presidential powers are supposed to work.
Trump’s stupidity was on full display during a White House Press Pool, when he was asked why he hasn’t declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. Trump was asked:
Is the opioid crisis an emergency, and if so why haven’t you made a declaration?
The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially right now it is an emergency. It’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.”
A reporter then asked, “But do you need emergency powers to do that?” and it all went downhill from there. Trump said:
We’re going to draw it up and we’re going to make it a national emergency. It is a serious problem the likes of which we have never had. You know when I was growing up they had the LSD and they had certain generations of drugs. There’s never been anything like what’s happened to this country over the last four or five years. And I have to say this in all fairness, this is a worldwide problem, not just a United States problem. This is happening worldwide. But this is a national emergency and we are drawing documents now to so attest.”
Apparently, Trump thinks that a national emergency becomes a national emergency when he says it is – or perhaps when he tweets that it is. Once again, Trump has shown us that he has no idea how his presidency is supposed to work and keeps mistaking his role as POTUS as the role of a dictator.
The other disturbing thing you’ll notice about Trump’s response is that he isn’t providing a solution to the opioid crisis. Just like several other critical issues that are plaguing America at the moment, Trump is avoiding actually finding answers to complex issues – and he’s likely paralyzed because he still has no working knowledge of how the government works and refuses to take the advice of the people who do. America is doomed under Trump’s leadership, and if we have to endure four years of his ignorance, we will surely be in a much worse spot than ever before.
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