Donald Trump Is an Idiot, as in Not Real Smart
Headline: Trump’s former Wharton professor: “Donald Trump Was the Dumbest Goddamn Student I Ever Had.”
Professor Kelley told me 100 times over three decades that “Donald Trump was the dumbest goddamn student I ever had.” I remember his emphasis and inflection — it went like this — “Donald Trump was the dumbest goddamn student I ever had.”
Another biographer, Gwenda Blair, wrote in 2001 that Trump was admitted to Wharton on a special favor from a “friendly” admissions officer.
Idiocracy in Power
We talk about how Trump is illiterate, and in fact he is: Trump literally cannot read or only reads at a 4th Grade level. But this illiteracy is what his base wanted, right? They hate technocrats and experts, people who read, weigh facts, and make proposals based on evidence, preferring lowbrow, shoot-from-the-hip, unreflective living. Trump is their anti-intellectual hero, exactly what they voted for. This is what happens when an entire political party disdains education, intellect, learning, scholarship, etc. We are on the road to Idiocracy. From Dan Quayle to George W. Bush to Sarah Palin and now Trump, it’s been a free fall decline on a rollercoaster of fashionable and comfortable stupidity.
Heaven help us.
New Yorkers on Trump: They Knew Him Too Well
Actual quotes from New Yorkers:
Nobody actually liked Donald Trump. Even then. He was obnoxious, if colorful. My (Old School Conservative, WWII vet) junior high teachers (I went to school in a fairly conservative area) cited Donald as evidence of crass 1980’s materialism and of how far this “younger generation” of 80’s yuppies had strayed from their generation’s principals of decency. Donald Trump was always a predictable turd…
I am/was a yuppie, and I and my yuppie NYC buddies all loathed Trump, not only because of his crassness but because we knew that he was a lying grifter and an unmeritorious opportunist.
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