P Trump, who lives in the school, had doubts about his understanding of school bus programs after having responded to questions about practices designed to reduce segregation in schools.
"Trump apparently believes that bus driving forces the federal government to provide transportation to local school districts," Aaron Blake of the Washington Post said Saturday in an article entitled "Trump's apparent ignorance of basic political terms is abroad
"Trump has absolutely no idea how controversial the bus policy is," noted Aaron Ruper of Vox .
Asher Stockler of Newsweek said Trump was confused by the question. Similar assessments appeared in Rolling Stone and Think Progress.
"Trump thinks Busing literally refers to how children come to school, not the school integration policies that Biden and Harris argued about," said Adam Serwer of the Atlantic .
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June 29, 2019
George Conway, husband of the White House Adviser, Kellyanne Conway, also mocked the president.
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June 29, 2019
After attending the G20 summit in Japan, Trump was questioned during a press conference on school buses after they became public during the Democratic presidential debate last week.
"And so far, I'll tell you in about four weeks, because we're putting out a certain policy that will be very interesting and very surprising for many people, I think," said Trump, after Jonathan Karl of ABC asked if he had seen Senator Kamala Harris and Joe Biden clash because of school buses.
Kristen Welker of NBC News investigated the question and asked Trump if he considered Busing a "viable method of integrating schools".
"Well, that's something they have been doing for a long time, you know, there are not so many ways you can get people to school, so this is something that has been done, in some cases. " In some cases, it was done with a hammer instead of a velvet glove, "Trump said," but it's certainly a primary way to get people to school. "
During the democratic presidential debate, Harris Biden accused his former opposition to bus rides
"I will address this to Vice President Biden. I do not think you are a racist, and I agree with you if you commit to finding common ground, but I also believe that this is personal and hurtful, you hear the call of two US senators speaking theirs Reputation and their careers have built on racial segregation in this country, "said the 54-year-old Californian Democrat.
" It was not just that, but they also worked with them to stop bus driving. There was a little girl in California who was part of the second grade to integrate her public schools, and she was taken to school by bus every day. The little girl was me, "she continued.
In his reply, 76-year-old Biden said he was not against judicial bus rides but against bus rides ordered by the Ministry of Education.
But Harris & # 39; Campaign took advantage of the moment and tweeted a senatorial childhood image during the debate with the headline: "There was a little girl in California who was taken to school by bus. This little girl was me. "She also collected money from the picture.
Biden claimed in an NPR interview in 1975 that his opposition to government-mandated busing supported" black pride "