I am not a Donald Trump supporter. Today, though, as I looked for information on the fire I stumbled across the thread on twitter where Donald Trump was being blasted repeatedly for foolishly calling Notre Dame a museum and I was appalled. “He thinks it’s the Louvre!” one said. There was a video right there. The President delivered a message on the fire during a tax roundtable in Minnesota:
The fire that they’re having at the Notre Dame cathedral is something like few people have witnessed….it’s one of the great treasures of the world, the greatest artists in the world, probably, if you think about it, I would say, Joveeta [addressing someone], it might be, ah, greater than almost any museum in the world and it’s burning very badly. Looks like it’s burning to the ground. So, so, ah, that puts a damper on what we’re about to say to be honest, because that is beyond countries, that’s beyond anything, that’s a part of our growing up, it’s a part of our culture, it’s a part of our lives. That’s a truly great cathedral. And I’ve been there, and I’ve seen it, and there’s no cathedral, I think I could say this, probably no cathedral in the world like it.
There are plenty of things this guy gets wrong. There’s no reason to destroy your own credibility with false accusations.