I don’t have a witty response for this one, it’s just sad. Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking upset Donald Trump supporters earlier this week when he was questioned about the potential Presidential candidate.
Speaking to a television interviewer in London, Hawking called Trump “a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator,” a statement that many Trump supporters believed was intentionally designed to confuse them.
Moments after Hawking made the remark, Google reported a sharp increase in searches for the terms “demagogue,” “denominator,” and “Stephen Hawking.”
“For a so-called genius, this was an epic fail,” Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said. “If Professor Hawking wants to do some damage, maybe he should try talking in English next time.”
Later in the day, Hawking attempted to clarify his remark about the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, telling a reporter, “Trump bad man. Real bad man.”
I believe that many of Trump’s supporters are doing so because they enjoy the crazy things he says, sort of like how people are fans of the Kardashians. None of this makes any sense. And how do you have a campaign manager who doesn’t know simple words?
h/t The New Yorker