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Friday, December 23, 2016

 
He has a good brain

by digby














Here is a Trump quote from 2015 about the Iran deal and nuclear policy:
Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you're a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what's going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.

He genuinely believes that because his uncle was and MIT professor that he's "inherited" his knowledge because they share genes. I'm not kidding.
Donald Trump boasts about a lot of things, his business acumen, his wealth, his expensive tastes. Now add this: his DNA.

Trump recently has cited a late uncle, John G. Trump, a renowned professor at MIT, as evidence of his excellent breeding.

“I had an uncle went to MIT who is a top professor. Dr. John Trump. A genius,” Trump said in an interview with CNN. “It’s in my blood. I’m smart. Great marks. Like really smart.”

He touted his uncle’s accomplishments again in South Carolina last month.

“Good genes, very good genes. OK, very smart,” Trump declared.
[...]
“My father’s brother was a brilliant man,” Donald Trump said in an interview. “We have very good genetics.”

But, Trump is quick to add, his father — who didn’t got to college but helped financially support his younger brother’s academic pursuits — was just as brilliant as his uncle.

“My father was the same level as my uncle — except the difference is he was working to put my uncle through school,” Trump said.
[...]
“You know, I’m very much involved in discussions on this horrible act that we’re doing on Iran,” Trump said.

“My uncle used to tell me about nuclear before nuclear was nuclear,” said Trump (an impossible feat, since he was born one year after the first nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945). “He would tell me, ‘There are things that are happening that could be potentially so bad for the world in terms of weaponry.’ He understood, literally, nuclear before it was nuclear.”

“He was a very smart guy.”
Good lord.

I don't know what he meant when he said "I’m very much involved in discussions on this horrible act that we’re doing on Iran" but it's likely the same thing he meant when he said the White House sent a delegation to ask him about invading Iraq and he told them not to do it -- a delusion, or being less generous, another one of his lies.

I've post before about his beliefs in eugenics. He truly does think he has superior genes and he's proud to have that German blood. But he apparently also thinks that his inherited intellectual superiority also means inherited knowledge. He doesn't have to learn anything. He shares his MIT professor uncles genes so he knows everything his uncle knows!









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