During an interview with Fox News on Thursday night, President Trump was asked about his reading preferences and his answer will make your head spin.
According to Business Insider, Trump was asked a question by host Tucker Carlson that even a four-year-old would have been able to answer better than he did. He was asked:
‘What do you do at the end of the day? What do you read, what do you watch?’
The president’s response was just SAD. He even outdid Sarah Palin’s legendary response when Katie Couric asked her, “what newspapers and magazines [do] you regularly read?”
‘Well, you know, I love to read. Actually, I’m looking at a book, I’m reading a book, I’m trying to get started. Every time I do about a half a page, I get a phone call that there’s some emergency, this or that. But we’re going to see the home of Andrew Jackson today in Tennessee and I’m reading a book on Andrew Jackson. I love to read. I don’t get to read very much, Tucker, because I’m working very hard on lots of different things, including getting costs down. The costs of our country are out of control. But we have a lot of great things happening, we have a lot of tremendous things happening.’
President Trump’s tiny mind wandered off, and he started rambling about everything from “looking at a book” to “Andrew Jackson” to “getting costs down” and of course, “tremendous things happening.”
He also insisted that when he tries to read a book, that he reads “half a page” and receives a phone all or has “some emergency” that interrupts him.
Let’s compare these answers to when former President Barack Obama was asked about his reading habits by the chief book critic of the New York Times. His answer blew Palin and Trump’s out of the water. He replied:
‘Well, the last novel I read was Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad.” And the reminder of the ways in which the pain of slavery transmits itself across generations, not just in overt ways, but how it changes minds and hearts.’
Oh, how we miss your wise words, Obama.
Check out Sarah Palin’s infamous answer about what newspapers she reads below, courtesy of YouTube:
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