Knowles: Trump's Presidency Is Making Civics Education Great Again

"It's like edu-tainment."

Michael Knowles
The Michael Knowles Show

In today’s episode of "The Michael Knowles Show," Michael explains how Donald Trump’s presidency has been really good for civics education.

"Say what you will about him," said Knowles, Trump is great for "the civics education of the United States." As an example, Knowles pointed to the "reality show-ness" of his Supreme Court nomination. "It’s like edu-tainment," said Knowles.

"First of all, how many Supreme Court potential nominees names that had been floating, possible judges that could go up to the Supreme Court, how many in history did you ever know about? None?" he said. "Maybe the nominee, maybe. And maybe one name, one other name. Not the case with President Trump. President Trump is the master of reality television. So for days now, we’ve just been on the edge of our seats: Oh is he going to pick Amy? I like Amy. She’s really good looking, and she has seven kids and she’s super Catholic and I really wish it were Amy! ..."

Video and transcript below:

Say what you will about him. That guy is so good for civics. For the civics education of the United States.

And think about the reality show-ness of this nomination.

First of all, how many Supreme Court potential nominees, you know, names that had been floating, possible judges that could go up to the Supreme Court, how many in history did you ever know about?

None?

Maybe the nominee, maybe. And maybe one name, one other name. Not the case with President Trump.

President Trump is the master of reality television.

So for days now, we’ve just been on the edge of our seats: Oh is he going to pick Amy? I like Amy. She’s really good looking, and she has seven kids and she’s super catholic and I really wish it were Amy! Damnit! We’ll talk about that in a second.

Or is it Ray Kethledge? Or is it going to be Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh? Or is it going to be Hardiman or Pryor? Who’s it going to be?

We’re all tuned into this. This is actually a good thing for American civics, because now that Donald Trump in large part has made politics replace entertainment, we’re paying attention to it. We’re actually learning a few things. Even the Joe Schmoe on the street is picking up a few things because it’s dominating all of our media.

So that I think is a good aspect of it. It’s like edu-tainment.

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