Trump Fails to Follow Through on His Only Good Idea

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Trump was interviewed today by Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk, whose organization is supported by the Trump family (and the fossil fuel industry) and aims to transform “totalitarian” college campuses into fountains of conservative thought.


“Your successful presidential run is something that all people, young people included, should look up to,” Kirk said. “What advice would you give to the 25-year-old Donald Trump knowing what you know today?”

“Don’t run for president,” the president replied.

Yes, good, a good idea. It’s too bad—distressing, really—that he did, in fact, run for president and now has no choice but to be President Forever.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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I saw this on a tumblr post (disparaging Kirk and Turning Point, of course) and honestly it’s my favorite self-own in the world.

Maybe because you lack basic critical thinking skills, buddy?