Tom Nichols, a conservative professor at the Naval War College in Rhode Island, said President Donald Trump is incapable of understanding the information presented to him about national security or any other topic.
Senior intelligence briefers warned that Trump stubbornly disregards their analyses, despite their efforts to keep his attention with visual aids and by repeating his name, and Nichols told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the president lacked the ability to learn.
“He’s unbriefable — you can’t explain things to him,” Nichols said. “He doesn’t take in information, so he tends to just wing it and to say things that are convenient to the way he wants to see the world.”
Nichols said the president revealed his limitations every time he speaks, and he said the problem puts the U.S. at great risk.
“None of this makes any sense,” he said, “and I think it indicates the degree to which you can see that frustration coming out of the people in the national security environment who have to talk to him and try to kind of break through that shell of things he already believes, and (they) probably don’t succeed very often.”
LIVE COVERAGE: Shooter opens fire at Pensacola Naval base — injuries reported
A shooter opened fire Friday morning at a Naval base in the Florida panhandle.
The shooting was reported about 7:15 a.m. at Naval Air Station Pensacola, which employs more than 16,000 military personnel.
Baptist Hospital confirmed victims from the shooting were brought for treatment, although no additional information was available about the victims or their injuries.
The shooter was reported dead just before 9 a.m.
Large-scale education tests often come with side effects
When results come out for big education tests like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which primarily measures 15-year-old students’ knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science, the focus is often on which countries scored the highest.
The education systems of countries that do well on this test are often portrayed as models for the rest of the world. For example, the United Kingdom has committed $54.2 million to help 8,000 schools adopt the math teaching methods of PISA’s top performer, Shanghai, by 2020. The United Kingdom has adopted Chinese textbooks as well.
‘Yes’: Sen. Chris Murphy confirms at least five GOP senators would consider impeachment
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) confirmed that at least some of his Republican colleagues are considering the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.
The Connecticut Democrat told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he's personally spoken with GOP senators who would consider voting to impeach the president, if the House sends approves articles of impeachment requested Thursday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"Quick final question, different topic," said co-host Willie Geist. "Have you spoken to a single Republican colleague in the Senate who's even considering voting for impeachment?"