It’s a simple question, really
It’s been barely 24 hours since the heinous attacks in London, and already, President Trump is a Category 5 tweet storm. He managed to blast London mayor Sadiq Khan with an out-of-context quote:
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1496575860.0
He made a play for his administration’s travel ban:
We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1496531833.0
And, most unbelievably of all, used a moment of tragedy to appear to give the NRA a boost.
Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That's because they used knives and a truck!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1496576610.0
How to explain this latest, boorish flare-up of questionable logic, particularly the strange, soft defense of guns vs. knives and a truck? One possible question—and its answer—came from an EU professor named Steve Peers, who tweeted:
Steve Peers’ big question
Judging by the retweets and likes, Peers is far from alone in wondering the same thing. If the professor’s armchair explanation proves true, and Trump’s behavior is the result of genetic engineering, perhaps researchers may find some sort of miracle treatment. Alas, that solution would likely involve “science.” Oh well, never mind.