Saturday, April 27, 2024

The DTs, Part 2

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Do you think Donald Trump is dumb?

He, of course, informed us he's "a very stable genius." On the other hand, he also offered us "covfefe."

His former national security adviser allegedly called him a "dope" and an "idiot." His former secretary of state supposedly called him a "moron." One of Trump's professors at Penn purportedly called him "the dumbest goddamn student I ever had."

I remember the analysis that came out while Trump was president declaring he speaks at a fourth-grade level. He puts my teeth on edge every time he opens his mouth, but to be fair, I don't know if that's because of the way he speaks or what he's saying. Pretty much spoiled for choice there.

I suspect most human beings, when disagreed with, tend to assume that the other person is stupid. We all have some Archie Bunker in us.

But in Trump's case, I do believe he's not so bright. I suspect he's gotten where he is by being smart enough, but mainly by being born into money and privilege that guaranteed him good schools, a way out of the draft and a nest egg. Equally important, he's propelled by negative emotions like greed, vanity, envy and lechery, and is utterly devoid of a conscience. He might even be a sociopath; he's certainly a narcissist.  Altogether, the man is as shallow as a spring puddle.

And yet, don't underestimate him. The nation made that mistake before. In one area he really is a genius, namely self-promotion. And he intuitively understood far before political experts that a large portion of America craves going low.

So my vote is Trump is of barely average intelligence, but is shot through with streaks of evil genius. Feel free to disagree with me. You dimwit.

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