Proving yet again that he knows next to nothing about world history, President Donald Trump said Monday at his daily coronavirus press briefing that the 1917 Spanish flu pandemic led to the end of the Second World War, even though World War II didn’t begin until 1939.

Here’s the full quote of what Trump said regarding the flu pandemic, which actually occurred in 1918:

“The Great Pandemic was a terrible thing where they lost anywhere from 50 to 100 million people. Probably ended The Second World War, all the soldiers were sick. That was a terrible situation.”

That was all it took for social media to light up with mockery of the “stable genius,” who clearly didn’t bother to actually study during his four years of college:

Stay tuned to today’s installment of “As the Trump Turns” when Donald will explain the theory of relativity using crayons and Play-Doh.

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