Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ignorance Is Bliss, Trump Team Edition

We don't need reminders of what ignorance looks like, but they keep insisting on offering them to us. Trump spokespeople are masters of word salad and outright obfuscation, and watching them at work is a severe pleasure or an exquisite pain, one of the two.

Count on Talking Points Memo to capture this kind of mischief:
"Look, I know that the current president believes that human beings are affecting the climate. There are scientists that believe that that's not happening,” Scaramucci began, before Cuomo interrupted him.
“The overwhelming consensus in the scientific community is that man's actions have an impact on science,” Cuomo said. “You have to correct that whenever it comes out. Go ahead.”
“Chris, there was an overwhelming science that the Earth was flat,” Scaramucci responded. “And there was an overwhelming science that we were the center of the world.”
Oh myyy. Watch all of it and weep:

Bonus link: Paul Waldman does some Trumpslaining.

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