As children, most in the United States will learn the names and capitals of the 50 states.
Decades later, some people can still name them all.
They may not know how many states there are. But is the President of the United States, Donald Trump part of the former or the latter?
After a MAGA rally in Bossier City, Louisiana on Thursday, people are leaning towards lumping Trump in with the "doesn't know how many states there are" group. While speaking to the crowd, Trump initially said Louisiana was doing poorly economically.
But then he reconsidered his stance and added:
"Look, the whole country is doing great. We're having a great great surge like we've never had in history."
"Our country is the strongest it's ever been. But you're ranked number 50 on economic development."
"So you're doing fine, but you're not doing like you should be doing."
In a country with 50 states, any state ranked 50th on economic development is dead last.
How is that "doing fine"?
There is no state doing worse. Which lead to speculation that maybe the President isn't aware of how many states there are.
Watch Trump's remarks here:
A @whca reporter should ask Trump how many states there are https://t.co/CC3uuUnPll— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1573787301.0
@atrupar @TJSeraphim @whca Worst is fine?🤪— Bix Beiderbeck #MaskOn #MaskUp (@Bix Beiderbeck #MaskOn #MaskUp)1573789854.0
He could be saying everything is so great, tremendous, bigly that even 50th is good.
Haaa! Now I’m wondering if he knows it only goes to 50?! https://t.co/CTLlBwOofb— Dana Goldberg (@Dana Goldberg)1573784427.0
@JStockwell82 @atrupar @whca Well, 20 and a half.— Adam J. Blust (@Adam J. Blust)1573820101.0
Does he know how many States are in the Union? Uhm...never mind https://t.co/RTojDUQr3N— David Valcin (@David Valcin)1573786567.0
@Arsalee1 @atrupar @whca I know who he is. He's a sociopathic narcissist. He has no core. That's all anyone needs t… https://t.co/5FRCFGWQRd— Adam J. Blust (@Adam J. Blust)1573820070.0
@Ronaldcanadian Trump University has an excellent math program.— Dana Goldberg (@Dana Goldberg)1573784583.0
Maybe he thinks it’s like golf where the lower it is the better. https://t.co/3fDGbuUtac— Steve Marmel (@Steve Marmel)1573788994.0
@atrupar @whca We have to save some questions for the debates. https://t.co/QyV0lHGzmI— Tim Dragga (@Tim Dragga)1573789145.0
To be fair, when President Trump was born, there were only 48 states.
Alaska and Hawaii wouldn't join the USA until he was 13 years old—which could explain why he didn't know someone born in Hawaii is a United States citizen. And he did forget Puerto Rico is a US territory making him the President of Puerto Rico.
@atrupar @whca He forgot Hawaii and Puerto Rico. He has island issues. Lots and lots of water. It’s confusing— STASH ✌🏻❤️🇨🇦🇺🇸📷 (@STASH ✌🏻❤️🇨🇦🇺🇸📷)1573787545.0
Maybe someone can get him a map?
And a Sharpie?
@atrupar @whca Maybe he's going to draw some more with his sharpie in his picture book, Mt. Ivanka & Washington Jr.… https://t.co/Ww7IwXm2lJ— Wordcraze (@Wordcraze)1573787901.0
@atrupar @whca Well we know he won’t count Puerto Rico, but I’m wondering if he thinks New Mexico is part of the US… https://t.co/Ntbtkb4QSs— RICH Boone (@RICH Boone)1573788120.0
Never mind, he's got it covered.