He is not a smart man.

After Trump proudly announced that he’d be setting the nation’s economy on a funeral pyre and soaking it in kerosene, he brought up a steelworker named Scott to talk about his dad.

Scott’s dad, Herman, apparently lost his job because of imported steel, so this was an issue of particular importance to his family.

Said Scott the steel worker:

“What that does to a man with six kids is devastating,” he said. “I never want to see it happen again for these workers.”

Now, where Trump’s mind went, at that point, I’m not quite sure. That seems to be the problem with a lot of the things Trump says and does.

When he finished speaking, Trump told him: “Your father, Herman, is looking down on you.”

“Oh, he’s still alive,” the steelworker responded.

Why did he assume Herman was dead?

I mean, just because he killed our economy with tariffs that he was warned against, by other Republicans and even his own economic adviser, Gary Cohn, who resigned over the decision, that doesn’t mean everybody is dead.

The tariffs are 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, with Canada and Mexico temporarily exempt, as they discuss the terms of NAFTA.

It will go into effect in 15 days, so other nations will have time to make a case for their own exemption.

Either way, expect to hear other nations implement their own tariffs against the U.S., and nobody wins.