Report: President Trump Didn’t Understand The Significance Of Pearl Harbor
A recently published book suggests that President Donald Trump does not seem to grasp the historical significance of the attack on Pearl Harbor, according to The Washington Post.
“A Very Stable Genius” -- a 417-page book named after Trump -- is authored by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol D. Leonnig and portrays a novice commander in chief rushing through normal protocols that alarmed many both inside the administration and in other governments.
When President Trump and his then-Chief of Staff John F. Kelly prepared to take a private tour of the USS Arizona Memorial, which commemorates the December 1941 Japanese surprise attack in the Pacific, Trump turned to Kelly and asked, “Hey, John, what’s this all about? What’s this a tour of?”
The attack was what pulled the United States into World War II.
“Trump had heard the phrase ‘Pearl Harbor’ and appeared to understand that he was visiting the scene of a historic battle, but he did not seem to know much else,” write the authors.
They later quoted a former senior White House adviser who concluded: “He was at times dangerously uninformed.”