Why is this guy our president?

It’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump was elected president and we already know he’s the world’s greatest buffoon. Unfortunately, he’s not as amusing as he is toxic and extremely uneducated. Trying to compile a list of awful mistakes he’s made in one year in office is a daunting job, simply because they’re way too many. We already know he’s a complete idiot when it comes to global warning, that he’s a racist, a misogynist. He also has no idea where U.S. troops are located around the world and went out of his way to give many of the country’s allies the middle finger. But, where does it stop? I’m afraid it doesn’t, but now we have proof that Trump is a moron when it comes to cars and the American automobile industry too.

If you haven’t been following the (*cough* obviously fake *cough*) news, Trump just visited Japan, mainly to discuss the recent threats coming from North Korea, which has tested numerous missiles above and around the Asian island. He also had a few things to say about the auto industry while speaking to a group of business leaders in Tokyo. And, he made a fool of himself by telling the Japanese to build their cars in the United States instead of shipping them over the Pacific. Yes, he has no clue that Japanese companies have been building vehicles in the United States for decades now, and they’re building millions of cars in their U.S. plants each year. Good thing the folks over at Jalopnik and Reuters put together a few figures for America’s worst president ever. Let’s check them out below.

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More Proof that Donald Trump Is a Moron When it Comes to Cars
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Mr. President clearly doesn't know that Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Subaru are already doing that

So, Japanese carmakers should build their stuff in the U.S. huh? Well, Mr. President clearly doesn’t know that Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Subaru are already doing that. Toyota actually runs no fewer than six factories, while Honda has four different plants. Nissan builds its American cars in two factories, while Subaru is located in Indiana. And, Mazda will join Toyota for a new plant too.

All these plants put together nearly four million vehicles and 4.7 million engines in 2016, with more than 400,000 exported to various markets in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. It’s also common knowledge that many Japanese cars built in the U.S. use more American-made parts than vehicles coming from Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler.

More Proof that Donald Trump Is a Moron When it Comes to Cars
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Japanese plants in the U.S. purchased American parts worth $69.9 billion in 2016 alone!

To put this into perspective, Japanese plants in the U.S. purchased American parts worth $69.9 billion in 2016 alone! And, they have been paying well in excess of $40 billion for U.S.-made parts since 2010. What’s more, the Japanese plants are currently providing jobs for more than 90,000 people. If that’s not helping the American economy, I don’t know what is...

Okay okay, so he’s actually aware that Japanese brands have plants in the U.S., and the main goal of the speech was to congratulate Toyota and Mazda for investing in a new one, but it’s still pathetic to address all these companies with the line "try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over." It only proves that he knows squat about the American auto industry, which is as much as he knows about everything else.


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Pops' Rants: Cadillac Sucks, Ferrari Is a Hypocrite, Civic Si Gets Turbo for Nothing
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Hey, I’m Pops, and these people here said I need to have a bio next to a picture like everyone else. I don’t like it one bit but heck, here I am. You’re probably wondering what my real name is, huh? Well it doesn’t matter and you shouldn’t care. People call me Pops and it’s been like that for a very long time. Heck, I think I’ve been the pops of the group since I was in my early 20s. Something to do with the fact that I rant a lot and I hate pretty much everything. "Hey look, here comes Pops to bitch some more," they used to say. They used to, get my drift? What a bunch of assholes! I never bitch, I have opinions. Sure, I kind of like hearing myself talk but hey, if you don’t like it, you know where the door is. I hate it when people don’t like what I have to say but still stick around.

Which brings me to why I’m here. You know what else I don’t like? This silly thing they now call an automotive industry. One of man’s greatest achievements has been pussified so every blockhead can drive a car while using smartphone apps, verifying his tire pressure, calling his wife, and checking whether his dog pooped on the neighbors lawn. Instrument panels have lights for every little thing that goes wrong under the hood and sends you to the dealer to change the oil. Change the oil yourself you lazy prick! Back in my day I did that in the garage, getting all sweaty and greasy. No car told me what to do and where to go. Buttons, swipes, screens, voice activation, I’m just sick of them. Wasting time and money on silly things instead of simply enjoying driving. I still do that you know. In my 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner. But not you. No, you’re too busy getting the latest apps. Ah screw it, you’re not gonna get it anyway. And I’m tired of this bio thing...

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