There is SO much to say about everything he wrote here. But one thing stands out, so much so that the concept of Full Ridicule of Trump over the past two years -- indeed over his entire professional career, and probably his entire life -- can be understood by just one single statement he makes, honing down All Things Trump to just six words. And that's: "I know tech better than anyone."
Let's just repeat that a moment. "I know tech better than anyone." There's no mistaking it, it's as clear as could be, his very own words which he typed out all by himself. "I know tech better than anyone."
Better than Bill Gates? Than Steve Wozniak? Vint Cerf? (Does Trump even know who he is? Vint Cerf is one of the two scientists who literally did invent the Internet.) Trump couldn't even touch my brilliant tech pal Ed Bott who -- among many things -- actually wrote the book on Windows 10, everything about how it all works, for Microsoft Press.
"Better" than anyone??? My guess is that Trump likely knows tech LESS than most.
But then that's Trump. So profoundly insecure that he has to claim he knows any subject in all of human knowledge better than anyone else in the world, including its top experts.
Does Trump truly believe he knows tech, and ALL of these things he brags about better than anyone in the world? Honestly, I really don't know. Of course he may not -- but just as "of course" he may. Because he's Trump and has convinced himself that he doesn't need other peoples' advice and expertise. But the important thing is, he clearly wants you to think he does. And I do suspect that, at the very least, there is a part of him that does believe he's the best expert in the room, wherever that room is, whatever everyone in that room is talking about. And if he doesn't understand it, it's not important or wrong. (Like the 99% of world scientist who rails about the dangers of Climate Change that he dismisses.) Because if it was important, then he would know it.
At least now we know where Melania got the idea of her whole "#BeBest" campaign from. Listening to hubby every single day claiming that he, in fact, is.the best At every-ever-every-every-every fricking thing that every was, and probably every will be.
Jeanne Moos of CNN did a video about this very subject.