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3 important topics Trump seems to have no idea about

* Ever since Trump won the election, there have been concerns about what he will do as US president

* Despite being an experienced businessman, he seems to have very little credible knowledge

* He has also professed ignorance about several crucial issues

Ever since his surprise win against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US Presidential elections, the world has been abuzz with news stories, opinion pieces and conversations about Donald Trump.

From all of this, it has become abundantly clear that he espouses some very strange ideas and, more crucially, there are several important topics about which he seems to have very little credible knowledge.

Here are the three worst offenders on the list.

Trump doesn’t seem to know precisely what the US President does in the White House.

President-elect Donald Trump was dumbfounded when he made a trip to his would be-soon new abode last week. Apparently, the businessman-turned politician had very little idea about how a president’s day will be in the White house.

When Barack Obama took him for a tour inside the official residence and principal workplace of the world’s most powerful leader, Trump was reportedly taken by surprise at the “considerable amount of work required to run the country”, The Wall Street Journal has reported citing sources.

Trump’s response on 60 Minutes, a programme broadcast on CBS television network, was more interesting: “I’ve done a lot of big things. I’ve never done anything like this,” he said, talking about becoming President of the USA.

“It is — it is so big, it is so—it’s so enormous, it’s so amazing… I realised that this is a whole different life for me now,” he added.


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For a billionaire businessman, Trump’s knowledge of economics is outwardly poor.

During his presidential election campaign, Trump made some astonishing claims, to say the least.

The Republican has repeatedly said that the Americans have lost many jobs to globalisation and has vowed to bring them back. Currently, only he seems to know how to reverse the US into a closed, un-interconnected economy.

Also, contrary to his beliefs, job growth in the country is on an upward trend, according to the latest figures.

He had also said that the Chinese “are devaluing their currency and there’s nobody in our government to fight them.” The truth is, they are leaving no stone unturned to prop up the value of Renminbi as there is huge interest coming from Chinese real estate.

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Trump is a fan of Russia but he is ignorant of the country’s ‘inner workings’.

The US has a new president-elect who has confirmed that he has no knowledge of what happens in its long-time adversary Russia.

Trump was “very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia,” he told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a telephone conversation on Monday. The Queens, New York city-born real estate developer had hinted his liking for Putin during the election campaign.

“I know nothing about Russia,” Trump said during the second presidential debate with his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton.

He later said to a stunned audience: “I know about Russia, but I don’t know about the inner workings of Russia.”


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