He's a fool alright, hopefully his base will see the light soon.
Lets face it the average person does and says pretty stupid things from time to time... trump is only average ,w. bush was below public school standards by the end so we shouldn't be surprised. People purposely trick and confuse leaders ,making them look stupid , the great leaders recover from mistakes well.
Trumps is like a cat when he trips himself up with saying stupid things, he has done it so much his whole life , he can now almost always land on his feet.
Change the name to the previous WH resident and the same statement could be made.
I don't think he is acting.