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Trump's 'Magnetic Elevators' Comment Sparks Internet Ridicule and Concern

Former President Donald Trump's comments about 'magnetic elevators' and the effect of water on magnets have sparked widespread ridicule and concern on the internet, with various figures weighing in on the incident.

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Trump's 'Magnetic Elevators' Comment Sparks Internet Ridicule and Concern

Former President Donald Trump raised eyebrows and drew widespread mockery on the internet for his peculiar remarks about 'magnetic elevators' during a campaign rally in Iowa. In what appeared to be a tangent about technology, Trump claimed that magnets would cease to function if a glass of water was dropped on them. His comments not only sparked a flurry of reactions online but also led to a broader dialogue about his understanding of basic scientific concepts.

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An Unusual Take on Magnets

Trump's comments about magnets and their resistance to water have sparked a wave of internet ridicule. He criticized the Navy's use of giant magnets to lift elevators onto an aircraft carrier, suggesting they should have used equipment from John Deere instead. The former President's remarks about magnets and his mention of 'magnetic elevators' has left many puzzled, with observers pointing out his apparent lack of comprehension about how magnets work.

Internet Reacts with Mockery and Concern

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Various figures weighed in on Trump's comments, with MSNBC executive producer Kyle Griffin and Vanity Fair columnist Molly Jong-Fast among those highlighting Trump's apparent confusion about magnets. Jong-Fast suggested that Trump's remarks could be indicative of cognitive decline, while Griffin underscored his seeming lack of scientific understanding. The reactions ranged from disbelief to concern, reflecting the polarized responses that often follow Trump's public statements.

Implications for Future Political Debates

Former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance humorously suggested that science educator Bill Nye should provide a narration to clarify Trump's comments on magnets. Meanwhile, Matt Fuller from The Daily Beast speculated about the potential reaction if Joe Biden had made a similar statement. The incident has not only sparked a mix of mockery but also raised questions about potential future discourse if Trump decides to run in the 2024 elections.

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