President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer ideas on how to combat the Notre Dame Cathedral fire as well as how to fix Boeing’s airplanes.
In times of tragedy or accidents like the fire at Notre Dame, it has become commonplace for people to offer “thoughts and prayers” in response to the events. President Donald Trump took things a step further recently by offering some advice on how to fix two major problems. But for Stephen Colbert, Trump should have just kept those ideas to himself.
The entire world expressed their support for the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France during a devastating fire there. While there was extensive damage, the structure survived and remodeling plans are already underway.
Another ongoing story is the grounding of Boeing’s 747 MAX jets. The planes were involved in multiple crashes and the company has been called on to improve safety measures as well as improve training for pilots.
Enter President Trump’s Twitter feed. While the president has been hesitant to offer solutions to serious crises in the country, he was more than willing to toss out a couple ideas to help save Notre Dame and improve Boeing’s image. We’ll let Stephen Colbert explain what was wrong with Trump’s ideas.
It sounds as if President Trump’s first thought upon seeing a fire was the wildfires in California. That’s where we are most used to seeing “flying water tankers.” But what Trump didn’t consider before going to Twitter is the effects of dropping gallons and gallons of water on top of a burning building that is already over 750 years old.
Then to solve Boeing’s problem, Trump suggested a strategy he has used in his personal life that comes down to branding. For the president, calling the airplanes something different will get people to trust them enough to fly again. But despite his claims, Trump doesn’t exactly have the most stellar business record so his advice to Boeing should be considered under caution.
These tweets just provide Stephen Colbert with more ammunition and references to make in the future when he will continue to question Trump’s intelligence. Things like not knowing how to close an umbrella or hugging the flag always catch the attention of late night. If President Trump doesn’t want Colbert to pick on him, then he should put a little more thought into the advice he gives firefighters half a world away.
President Trump also announced his plan to give Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Woods will be the fourth athlete Trump has honored with the highest civilian award. It’s another decision by the president that will surely be questioned by some. But as Stephen Colbert pointed out, that response is expected after Trump’s ideas for Notre Dame and Boeing.