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Donald Trump has never had any idea what he was talking about. We only just noticed.

Donald Trump speaking with the media at a hangar at Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona. Author: Gage Skidmore
Donald Trump speaking with the media at a hangar at Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona.
Author: Gage Skidmore

Usually it is fine not to have any idea what you are talking about.

But for a presidential candidate it can be a little awkward.

Asked by Bob Woodward what made Abraham Lincoln succeed, Donald Trump offered the following response:

“Well,” Trump said, “I think Lincoln succeeded for numerous reasons. He was a man who was of great intelligence, which most presidents would be. But he was a man of great intelligence, but he was also a man that did something that was a very vital thing to do at that time. Ten years before or 20 years before, what he was doing would never have even been thought possible. So he did something that was a very important thing to do, and especially at that time.” And then he started to ramble about Richard Nixon.

As Katherine Miller asked on Twitter, “Does Donald Trump know what Lincoln did as president?”

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