Trump just left nation bewildered with bizarre rant about airplane pilots’ intelligence


In the constant analysis of Donald Trump’s incredibly poor performance as president and his repeated inability to fulfill even the most basic responsibilities of his office, it’s often overlooked just how absolutely strange the man he is. He doesn’t behave or talk like a normal, well-adjusted human being, and insists on spewing out whatever nonsense pops into his head, no matter how bizarre or untrue it is.

This morning, Trump took to Twitter to weigh in on, of all things, airplane technology, a topic which he has no expertise of training in. Clearly prompted by the growing outcry over a Boeing aircraft model that is being banned in an increasing number of countries after a series of deadly crashes, Trump pontificated cluelessly.

“Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly,” Trump claimed, although he presumably has no idea how airplanes are flown. He said that pilots have become obsolete and that “computer scientists from MIT” are now needed to operate them.

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The president insisted that an “older and simpler” approach is needed, which has a distinct similarity to the way he talks about his border wall, painting it as a timeless solution rather than simply medieval. For Trump, simple solutions are better because he can actually wrap his head around them.

One tweet wasn’t enough for Trump to vent his uninformed opinions though and he quickly followed the first up with a second adding that he personally doesn’t want “Albert Einstein” to be his pilot. Why he would possibly think that a stupider pilot is preferable to an intelligent one is anyone’s guess, but few people would agree with such an odd opinion.

Once again, we see President Trump wading into conversations on topics he has no familiarity with and immediately dumbing down the discourse to pander to voters who prefer not to think in complex terms. What he failed to mention was that his own FAA has decided that the Boeing aircraft at the center of the conversation is still safe enough to fly in U.S. airspace.


As usual, the president has no idea what he is talking about and he sounds more like a senile old man and less like the leader of the free world with each passing day.

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Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.