Sometimes the president says something so truly baffling, you don't even know where to begin picking it apart. Thankfully, that's where Daniel Dale comes in, the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star who recently took a Trump quote jam-packed with contradictions and calmly and carefully dissected them without losing his mind.
In a Facebook live video with conservative radio host Mike Gallagher in October, Trump cited a Rasmussen poll that he said had him at a 46% approval rating—it didn't. He then proceeded to invoke Obama's approval rating when he left office, which he said was 46%—it wasn't.
Here's the entire baffling quote, and just be thankful that it's followed by a thorough analysis by an actual journalist. I couldn't make heads or tails of this monstrosity, but then again I also couldn't even be elected dog catcher in Tennessee.
"Then I see polls come out. We had one come out today. Rasmussen. Forty-seven. Forty-six or 47. And you know, 47, you can't lose. That's a very high number. In fact Obama got out at 46. I guess. So he was very popular, if you call that popular. I don't know why he was popular, but I guess he was popular."
Dale did the thinking on this one so you don't have to and it'll help your brain hurt less:
Thank you, Daniel Dale. May there be many more episodes in this series.