Trump Says We Should Protect The Inventor Of The Wheel

  
Via:  tessylo  •  one month ago  •  32 comments

By:   By Josephine Harvey

Trump Says We Should Protect The Inventor Of The Wheel

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01/22/2020 07:44 pm ET


Trump Says We Should Protect The Inventor Of The Wheel


The wheel originated in Mesopotamia around 5,500 years ago.



















Ancient Mesopotamians might have been interested to know that someday a world leader would offer them protection for their genius invention.



During a CNBC interview in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said that we must “protect our genius,” citing Elon Musk, Thomas Edison, and the inventor of the wheel as examples.




Trump, who is in Davos for the World Economic Forum this week, was praising Tesla CEO Musk for both his car and SpaceX businesses following some problems in recent years.




“I was worried about him, because he’s one of our great geniuses, and we have to protect our genius,” Trump said of Musk. “You know, we have to protect Thomas Edison, and we have to protect all of these people that came up with, originally, the lightbulb, and the wheel and all of these things.”



The wheel made its first appearance in Mesopotamia — an ancient region that corresponds mostly to present-day Iraq — around 3,500 B.C. 




The president also applauded Musk’s expertise in aerospace.



“He’s also doing the rockets, he likes rockets, and he does good at rockets, too, by the way,” he said. “I never saw where the engines come down with no wings, no anything, and they’re landing.”





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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

FUCKING MORON.

 
 
 
Tacos!
1.1  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @1    one month ago

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Ozzwald
1.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Tacos! @1.1    one month ago
Only a moron would interpret his comment as seriously seeking to protect the actual original inventor of the actual original wheel.

So did he lie, or is he too stupid to phrase it in an intelligent way?

Remember:

 
 
 
Tacos!
1.1.2  Tacos!  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.1    4 weeks ago
So did he lie, or is he too stupid to phrase it in an intelligent way?

Are you familiar with concepts of rhetoric and poetic language? Simile? Metaphor? Hyperbole? Exaggerating to make a point?

It's a poetic way of saying we should protect all inventors of even basic inventions. It's really not any more complicated.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.2    4 weeks ago
Are you familiar with concepts of rhetoric and poetic language? Simile? Metaphor? Hyperbole? Exaggerating to make a point?

Me, yes.  Trump, not a chance.

It's a poetic way of saying we should protect all inventors of even basic inventions.

So he is too stupid to phrase it intelligently.  That's what I thought, thanks for confirming.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.4  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.2    4 weeks ago

He doesn't phrase anything in an intelligent way.  He's a fucking moron.  

What nonsense.  

 
 
 
Tacos!
1.1.5  Tacos!  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.3    4 weeks ago
So he is too stupid to phrase it intelligently.

So you don't consider rhetoric and metaphor to be intelligent phrasing? Does that mean when Obama said he was taking the keys from Republicans and they had to ride in the back that he was referring to an actual vehicle?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.6  Ozzwald  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.5    4 weeks ago
So you don't consider rhetoric and metaphor to be intelligent phrasing?

By Trump?  He wouldn't know rhetoric or metaphor if they hit him in the face.

Does that mean when Obama said he was taking the keys from Republicans and they had to ride in the back that he was referring to an  actual  vehicle?

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Tacos!
1.1.7  Tacos!  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.6    4 weeks ago

All that does is tell me you know I'm right. [deleted]

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.8  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.7    4 weeks ago

You are never correct, 'right' maybe, but not correct in these matters.

Twist, twist, twist.

DON'T LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID, THIS IS WHAT HE MEANT!

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Tacos!
1.1.9  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.8    4 weeks ago

So, you also think Obama was talking about a real car, huh?

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.10  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.9    4 weeks ago

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Tacos!
1.1.11  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.10    4 weeks ago

I'll take that as a yes, then.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.12  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.11    4 weeks ago

You would be incorrect, as usual.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.13  Ozzwald  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.10    4 weeks ago
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Hey, it's all he has.  When you have no facts, you play games.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    one month ago

There is no doubt that Trump is a moron, but I am going to slightly defend him on this one. I heard the audio, and I dont think he believes the inventor of the wheel is alive or was an American, nor do I think he believes that Thomas Edison is alive. 

Trump's mouth moves faster than his brain and sometimes his thoughts come out as what they call a word salad. 

Not sure why you would include the wheel in with modern inventions in the first place though. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
2.1  Snuffy  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

Agreed. I think it was more that we need to protect the people who invent new things, not comparing older inventions with modern inventions. One would have to admit that when it was invented the wheel was quite the revolutionary thing.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

“He’s also doing the rockets, he likes rockets, and he does good at rockets, too, by the way,” he said. “I never saw where the engines come down with no wings, no anything, and they’re landing.”

 
 
 
WallyW
2.2.1  WallyW  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    one month ago

It's true! They take off, fly, and land without wings!

Just a few fins for stability

 
 
 
Tacos!
2.2.2  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    one month ago

Yeah, it's pretty impressive! Just like in 50s sci-fi movies.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3  Ed-NavDoc    one month ago

Looks like fake news.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3    one month ago

Oh, he said it. People are just wondering what does it all mean. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
3.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    one month ago
People are just wondering what does it all mean. 

Not everything has a meaning people need to concern themselves with. I can't imagine more than a couple people on planet Earth with no sense of perspective are genuinely wondering what it all means.

 
 
 
loki12
4  loki12    one month ago

If the left  who insult the president ever had any intellectual property, they might have understand his point, but likely not if the past is a predictor of the future. Maybe if he said we have to protect the  inventor of Welfare the left would support him. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
4.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  loki12 @4    one month ago

It's all surface with the dems. Everything. Sad. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1    one month ago

What's beneath the surface of this 'president' is pretty shitty.  

 
 
 
WallyW
4.1.2  WallyW  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.1    one month ago

Since he's not 'your' president, why do you care so much about what he says?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5  Paula Bartholomew    one month ago

Even though Elon Musk was forced to step down for three years as the chairman of Tesla due to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, I think he is doing some important things in the advancement of science.   

 
 
 
freepress
6  freepress    one month ago

This is why Trump needs to be removed. His family allowing him in a deteriorating mental state to remain amounts to elder abuse. If you had a loved one who ranted and rambled like this exact conversation you would ask the nurse about adjusting medications. This is literally, quite literally, insane or demented. He has dementia. His family and the GOP are ignoring it to hold power.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
7  Sean Treacy    4 weeks ago

Its funny watching people complain that  Trump needs to dumb it down and speak very LITERALLY so they can follow along.  

I would be disappointed in a 10 year old if they thought Trump was speaking literally. For an adult?  that's a really tough look.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @7    4 weeks ago

'Its funny watching people complain that  Trump needs to dumb it down and speak very LITERALLY so they can follow along.' 

Never said that Sean.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
7.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @7.1    4 weeks ago

Then you don't understand your own argument. 

Sad.

 
 
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