President Donald Trump's foreign policy credentials have been slammed by his own secretary of state Rex Tillerson, who allegedly called the president a "fucking moron." Now, after his racist remarks about Haiti and African countries were exposed, there's a new enthusiasm to keep spotlighting the president's lack of basic knowledge.
On Saturday, Los Angeles-based writer Sara Benincasa made an offer: a cool $300 for the first journalist, professional or aspiring, to ask Trump for "his opinion on our nation’s relations with Wakanda and gets the question and answer recorded live on video."
Wakanda, of course, is a fictional country created for the Marvel comic book Black Panther. But Trump is a person committed to projecting himself as the smartest person in the room even when his ignorance is apparent. It's really not far-fetched to imagine a situation where Trump, unaware that Wakanda doesn't exist but too prideful to admit so, launches into a deranged tangent about Wakanda's unfair trade deals with the United States.
Soon after making Benincasa made her offer, others offered their own donations to the bounty.
Benincasa offered some tips on interviewing techniques for the juiciest quote:
The thread ends with an appeal for donations to the journalism nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists:
The Black Panther movie is in theaters February 12.