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1(a) On September 12, 2018, Donald Trump sounded the alarm about Hurricane Florence during Oval Office press availability: "They haven't seen anything like what's coming at us in 25, 30 years, maybe ever. It's tremendously big and tremendously wet."|
Who doesn't know water is wet? From the Oval Office, Trump told the entire humanity including Americans that water is wet. What could be implied from his quote about "the standpoint of water" is water can be classified as wet, wetter and wettest!
1(b) The following are excerpts from Jack Holmes' September 19, 2018 article headlined "Water, the American President Explained, Is Wet" with subheading " 'This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we’ve ever seen, from the standpoint of water.' "
...Again, we are reminded that the president has been assessed as speaking at a fourth-grade level. And again, we are forced to ask why he can't just accept a script from his staff and read it. Yes, the president found success during the campaign with his "freewheeling" style. Yes, normal politics can be boring. But sometimes it's the right thing for the president to be boring—or at least to be professional.... (End excerpts)