Possibly because I’ve been following the US President Donald Trump’s talks and tweets instantly by taking notes for almost two weeks, I’ve just realized something that I didn’t notice before: Trump, who leads the USA -and the world to some degree- does not have sense of time.
A while ago, he said, “Turks and Kurds have been fighting each other for centuries”. As if this alone wasn’t enough, he continued: “We allied with Kurds in Syria, but they did not help us with Normandy in the Second World War.”
Speaking at a joint press conference with Italian president Sergio Mattarella in the White House the day before yesterday, Trump said, “The United States and Italy are bound together by a shared cultural and political heritage”, and added that this shared heritage “dates back thousands of years to Ancient Rome.”‘Ancient Rome’ that he talks about is an empire that completed its life in 476 AD, in other words, 1300 years before the foundation of the USA. [He mistakenly called his guest Mr. Mozzarella instead of Mattarella, bemusing the Italian translator, whose tension reflected on her face.]
Yesterday, he wrote in his tweet to show his pleasure with the cease-fire agreement between the USA and Turkey in the Turkish capital, Ankara: “This is a great day for civilization. (. . .) People have been trying to make this deal for many years.”
Since it is too difficult to assume that Trump doesn’t know foundation date of the country he rules, and since it is obvious that he refers to the Roman Empire but not Italy when speaking of ‘Ancient Rome’, considering his previous confusions too, of course, my conclusion that I shared with you above becomes self-evident: Trump does not have sense of time. . .
How could it be possible to talk about ‘a great day for civilization’?