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Trump Fears Self-Driving Cars: “You Can’t Stop the F*cking Thing”

The President reportedly said "I don't trust some computer to drive me around."

Dan RobitzskiMarch 18th 2019

Corroborating Stories

Donald Trump has aligned himself with the 71 percent of Americans wary of self-driving cars, reportedly telling a number of people he doesn’t trust autonomous vehicle tech, according to Axios.

Axios spoke to four anonymous sources who all heard Trump say he doesn’t believe self-driving technology will ever be perfected.

When a fellow golf club member expressed excitement for the self-driving capabilities of his new Tesla, the club member told Axios Trump replied by saying: “Yeah that’s cool but I would never get in a self-driving car… I don’t trust some computer to drive me around.”

Incongruous Stance

Trump’s comments come as a surprise, given his administration’s push to relax regulations and speed up the rate at which companies can develop and test self-driving vehicles. But apparently his own administration’s efforts aren’t enough for Trump to relinquish control over his golf cart’s steering wheel.

“You know when he’s telling a story, and he does the hand motions,” one source told Axios in regards to Trump’s comments. “He says, ‘Can you imagine, you’re sitting in the back seat and all of a sudden this car is zig-zagging around the corner and you can’t stop the fucking thing?'”

READ MORE: Scoop: Trump hates “crazy” driverless cars [Axios]

More on self-driving cars: Poll: Cool Teens Think Self-Driving Cars Are Totally Lame

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