Though we’ve long suspected that President Donald Trump isn’t exactly the sharpest knife in the proverbial drawer, a new book suggests that the president is so intellectually incurious and historically ignorant that he believes the U.S. Constitution is written in a way that makes it sound “like a foreign language.”
That’s one of the revelations from a fascinating new book written by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol D. Leonnig entitled A Very Stable Genius.
And then there’s the matter of the Constitution, which became an issue when Trump was invited to participate in a project which would honor the document that serves as the foundation for law and government:
Early in his presidency, Trump agrees to participate in an HBO documentary that features judges and lawmakers — as well as all the living presidents — reading aloud from the Constitution. But Trump struggles and stumbles over the text, blaming others in the room for his mistakes and griping, “It’s like a foreign language.”
So the next time you listen to Trump speak and wonder just how ill-informed one man can be, keep in mind this is the same person who thinks the most important document in American government sounds like a foreign language.
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