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Trump attacks Kentucky Derby officiating

Our crazy president wants to dictate the outcome of horse races.

“President Trump,” the Washington Post reported on Sunday, “blamed the result of the Kentucky Derby on ‘political correctness,’ arguing that the horse that crossed the wire first should not have been disqualified.

“The Kentuky Derby decision was not a good one,” Trump said in a tweet, misspelling the word “Kentucky.” “It was a rough and tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch. Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby – not even close!”

Read story here.

The apparent winner, Maximum Security, was disqualified after race officials reviewed video of Maximum Security interfering with another horse. The review was requested by two jockeys who participated in the race.

Now, I don’t know anything about horse racing rules, but I gather the interference doesn’t have to be intentional to trigger a disqualification. Jockeys who ride in the Kentucky Derby are the best in the profession, and part of their job is ensuring their horse isn’t disqualified.

It’s safe to say Trump knows nothing about horse racing rules, but ignorance has never stopped him from spreading his personal opinions far and wide to anyone willing to listen. And that’s all it is — an ignorant, uninformed, illogical personal opinion.

His “logic” — if he has any — appears to be that the rules governing sporting events don’t matter, only coming in first does. He has the same attitude toward the Constitution and laws that supposedly govern our country and protect everyone’s rights. And that’s a great big problem.

Image: Donald Trump, horse racing expert. “Rules? What rules? I don’t need no friggin’ rules! I call ’em the way I see ’em!”


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