Trump’s former college professor is quoted as having called the now President, the dumbest student that he ever had. The professor added that Trump came to Wharton thinking that he already knew everything, which means that even before his mind started to go, Donald Trump was a moron.
In a diary published on Daily Kos late professor William T. Kelley was quoted as saying about Trump:
Professor Kelley told me 100 times over three decades that “Donald Trump was the dumbest goddam student I ever had.” I remember his emphasis and inflection — it went like this — “Donald Trump was the dumbest goddam student I ever had.” Dr. Kelley told me this after Trump had become a celebrity but long before he was considered a political figure. Dr. Kelley often referred to Trump’s arrogance when he told of this — that Trump came to Wharton thinking he already knew everything.
The post came in response to Trump challenging Rex Tillerson to an IQ test, but the broader point is that as admits that Trump has mentally “lost a step,” the President was never that mentally fast, to begin with. Trump is not smart. Everyone knows this who isn’t named Donald Trump. The same man who claimed that he knew more than the generals during the presidential campaign, and boasted that peace in the Middle East would be easy, and that healthcare was a simple fix has been carrying around this false attitude of intellectual superiority for decades.
The same man who once demanded Obama’s college transcripts is an idiot, but what is damning about Trump’s stupidity is that there is no evidence that he cannot learn. Donald Trump is shutting out opportunities to gain knowledge because he thinks he already knows everything.
When the arrogance is added to Trump’s emotional instability, the combination is not just dumb. It represents a danger to the country.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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