“I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. Now you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe. Russia is a foe in certain respects. China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe. But that doesn’t mean they’re bad. It doesn’t mean anything. It means that they are competitive. They want to do well and we want to do well.”
Maybe Comrade Stupid doesn’t know what Foe means? and the blown-dry interviewer did throw in “competitor” right before foe, so maybe he confused the dim bulb?
Anyway, lest you think that the pedants of the world don’t have a sense of humor, immediately after that news interview the very snarky Merriam-Webster twitter account posted this:
📈To everyone looking it up: yes, 'foe' still means what you think it means. https://t.co/Bq1oqTkXqq
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) July 15, 2018
Well-played, Merriam-Webster, very well-played!