Back in 2018, former President Donald Trump sent millions of Americans into fits of laughter (followed my mockery) for declaring himself a “very stable genius,” CNN reported at the time:
“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star … to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius … and a very stable genius at that!”
Of course, if a person is “really smart,” he or she doesn’t stand around and brag about that to others.
And now we have verification that Trump is completely clueless when it comes to who’s smart and who isn’t.
According to Yahoo Sports, Trump also believes that his son-in-law, former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, is the smartest guy he’s ever met.
Charles Robinson, quoting an upcoming book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, notes:
Jared, Trump told a friend at his Virginia golf course, was “the smartest guy I’ve ever seen in my life. … Can’t throw a football ten yards, and Ivanka coulda married Tom Brady,” Trump said, according to the friend. “But he’s a great kid, he’s got my back.”
If Kushner is so brilliant, you have to wonder why he’s had so many financial reversals and made such bad business decisions such as purchasing the troubled 666 Fifth Ave. property in New York which nearly bankrupted his company:
The Kushners bought the Fifth Avenue skyscraper in 2007 for a then-record $1.8 billion. It was supposed to have been the crown jewel of their real estate empire, and Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, played a prominent role in the deal.
But the property didn’t bring in as much revenue as expected, making it difficult to repay loans on the building.
Considering that Trump has had declared bankruptcy on multiple occasions, it’s fitting that he’d think Kushner is a genius. After all, not many businessmen can make such disastrous decisions and still be trusted with other people’s money.
So Jared is a really smart guy? If that’s the case, why did he make so many disastrous decisions on any number of issues while serving in the Trump administration, most notably on how to combat the COVID pandemic?
Jared is about as bright as a one-way bulb. And, just like his father-in-law, is only interested in helping himself. The rest of us are expendable.
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