Donald Trump. So smart—he went to Wharton after all—so knowledgeable, such perspicacity, is there anything he doesn’t know about?
Turns out there is. In an interview on CNN last night with Wolf Blitzer, Trump was given an opportunity to comment on the anti-semitic messages journalist Julia Ioffe received after Trump’s wife Melania criticized the profile Ioffe had written about her.
“Since then,” Blitzer begins, referring to Melania Trump’s post criticizing the article, “some of your supporters have viciously attacked this woman, Julia Ioffe, with anti-semitic attacks, death threats. These people get so angry, what’s your message to these people when something like that happens?”
Trump immediately pivots away from the question at hand to criticize the piece itself, which he hasn’t read.
“But these death threats that followed,” persisted Blitzer.
“Oh, I don’t know about that,” replies Trump. “I don’t know anything about that. You mean fans of mine? I don’t know. I know nothing about it. You’ll have to talk to them about it.”
“But your message to these fans is,” replies Blitzer.
“I don’t have a message to the fans. A woman wrote an article that was inaccurate,” he says, shrugging it off.
There you have it folks, Donald Trump, the obsessive follower of polls and media coverage, good and bad, about himself, wrings his hands of this affair, about which he knows not.
What else does Donald Trump not know anything about? White supremacy in general.
“I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists,” was what Trump told Jake Tapper back in February when asked to “unequivocally condemn” David Duke after the former Klansman endorsed Trump.