Trump Says His Friend “Jim” Declares Paris to be Unsafe

Does he not realize when he says stuff like this he is alienating us from our closest allies? Also, Paris has barely any violent crime, especially when compared to any major city in the US. Everything Trump says, when he isn’t praising himself, consists of fearmongering. What a hateful, pathetic man:

President Trump and his friend “Jim” may have a little explaining to do.

Speaking at a conservative political conference near Washington on Friday, Trump invoked Jim, no last name provided, to illustrate what has happened to France as a result of terrorism. The president suggested that his friend had stopped his regular travel to Paris because it “is no longer Paris.”

“Take a look at Nice and Paris,” Trump said, as he began to weave the yarn. “I have a friend, he’s a very, very substantial guy. He loves the City of Lights, he loves Paris.

“For years every year during the summer, he would go to Paris. It was automatic with him and his family,” the president continued from the Conservative Political Action Conference stage at National Harbor in Maryland. “Hadn’t seen him in a while, and I said, ‘Jim let me ask you a question: How’s Paris doing?’”

Jim replied, according to the president: “Paris? I don’t go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris.”

The moral of the story, Trump said, was that what is happening in Paris shouldn’t be allowed to happen in the United States. Without naming it, Trump implied that terrorist attacks in Nice and Paris in the last several years have changed the cities, perhaps making them unsafe.

“That was four years — four, five years, hasn’t gone there,” Trump added. “He wouldn’t miss it for anything, now he doesn’t even think in terms of going there.