Donald Trump has a “very, very big brain”. We know that since his legendary press conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last September in New York. And the President of the United States never tires of using his extraordinary head-quarters to help other people with clever tips to make their job, their lives or, better yet, the world a little better.
Most recently, Trump provided his expertise to the French fire department during the fire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. From aboard government aircraft Air Force One, with whom he was currently traveling in the US state of Minnesota, tweeted the wise 72-year-old, it was terrible to see the huge fire in the cathedral. Maybe firefighting aircraft could be used to fight the fire, he recommended with the warning: “It must be acted quickly!”.
Although France's Civil Defense considered Trump's advice utter nonsense, he also made it clear via Twitter that dropping tons of water over the fire could destroy the entire 850-year-old building. However, the president is unlikely to be deterred from trying to help humanity out of trouble with its unusually comprehensive expertise. For too long already he maintains this tradition, as a review of AFP shows. The French news agency has put together a few areas where the former real estate mogul, TV show host and beauty pageant organizer has proven to be an expert in recent years.
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After the crashes of Boeing 737 Max passenger aircraft, Trump worries about the reputation of the US aerospace corporation. His solution: The 737 aircraft needs a new name.
“What do I know about branding, maybe nothing (but I became president!), But if I were Boeing, I'd fix the Boeing 737 Max, add some extra great features, and re-name the plane,” Trump tweeted Start of the week. “No product has suffered like this, but again, what the hell do I know?”
Relying on generally refuted or unproven theories, Trump announced in March that wind energy could not cope with the fluctuations in the wind – and was bad for humans.
“If he does not blow, you can forget the television for the night,” he said at a campaign event, mimicking a couple who rely on wind energy for power: “'Darling, I want to watch TV.' 'I'm sorry! The wind is not blowing. '”
Then the US President boasted, “I know a lot about wind.”
And a few weeks later, the universal genius warned against the noise of wind turbines: “The noise causes cancer.”
Trump the tech guru
Following his analysis of the Boeing 737 Max crashes, Trump presented the result of his thinking: “Airplanes are far too complex to fly,” tweeted the president. You do not need pilots anymore, but computer scientists. “I see it again and again in many products, always want to go an unnecessary step further, when old and simpler is often much better.”
At a Cabinet meeting in January, the President also briefed his ministers on his drone expertise:
“I know more about drones than anyone else.”
And of course that also applies to walls:
“There's nothing else that will work, and it's been like that for millennia,” Trump tweeted last December about his favorite project on the Mexican border. “I know technology better than anyone else, & technology.”
Trump not only knows a lot about other things and about others, but also about himself:
“My uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Anm. d. Red.]; good genes, very good genes, ok, very smart, “he said in a speech in July 2016.” If I was a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the brightest people in the world – that's true “
Mieserable Expert Competition
As the highest expert in the US, the president naturally distrusts “ordinary” experts – such as those who have advised his predecessors in the White House:
“You know, I always wanted to say that – I've never said that before with all our talk,” Trump revealed in a speech during the 2016 election campaign, “all these experts … the experts are terrible.”
Even the US military leaders, who have been battling with the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorists for years, have no idea when compared with the senior expert, “I know more about ISIS than the generals,” Trump bragged at a rally in November 2015.