So, I'm reading this article by Molly Redden in the Guardian about how the Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman's Health v Hellerstedt has opened the door for pro-choice advocates to mount challenges to similar laws in at least eight states (yayayayay!), and I come to this amazing paragraph about Donald Trump's delayed reaction to the decision:
Speaking to conservative radio host Mike Gallagher, Trump echoed a promise to appoint supreme court justices who oppose abortion rights. "If we had Scalia was living or Scalia had been replaced by me, you wouldn't have had that, OK?" he said. The decision was 5-3, suggesting the outcome would have been the same with Scalia's vote or a conservative replacement.LOLOLOL! Excellent work, Molly Redden! That may be the most beautifully constructed euphemism for "Trump is stupid and uninformed and btw can't even do math" that I have ever seen!
And Trump thinks the media is mean to him! Please, sir. That was devastatingly polite.
Meanwhile, in less commendable journalism, Politico pitched Trump's day-late-and-math-skillz-short response to the Supreme Court's decision with: "Trump breaks his silence on Supreme Court abortion ruling."
Never has the phrase "breaks his silence" been more inappropriately utilized.