Donald Trump is not a very bright man. He doesn’t read. He has very little understanding of the Constitution, and though he is President of the United States, he doesn’t have a firm grasp — or even a loose grasp — on basic economic principles. For instance, we learned — thanks to more White House leaks — that Donald Trump called his, uh, National Security Advisor, General Flynn, at 3 a.m. the other night to ask him if a strong dollar is good for the economy or is a weak dollar good?
Flynn — who is a GENERAL, and not an economist — told Trump that perhaps he should ask someone else, like maybe his Treasury Secretary. Trump was displeased with Flynn’s answer.
Trump is not a smart man. In fact, Elliot Cohen — a senior State Department official under President George W. Bush — thinks that Trump is “not a mentally healthy president.” That’s a nice way of saying: He’s an idiot. An idiot who wanders through the White House alone at night, in his bathrobe, brooding and tweeting angrily.
Probably the biggest tell that a dumb person is dumb is when he insists he is smart. A smart person doesn’t have to tell you he’s smart. He’s just smart. A dumb person tries to convince you of the opposite. That’s what Donald Trump tried to do this morning when explaining to the Sheriff’s Association the court system’s ruling on his travel ban. He has no fucking clue what the judges are saying.
And that’s why, sometimes, when CNN quotes Donald Trump directly, it sounds like an insult:
Trump: "I was a good student. I understand things. I comprehend very well, better than I think almost anybody" https://t.co/3kEbadOAaP— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 8, 2017
Jump ahead to the 1:41 mark on this video and listen to Donald Trump try to explain the Boston ruling on the travel ban, and watch his little brain try to unsuccessfully process what he is reading. He has no fucking clue.
President Trump: "If you're a good student in high school or a bad student," you can understand the travel ban https://t.co/3a3I2XK2RK— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 8, 2017
Oh man: The President of the United States couldn’t pass a GED exam.