It’s no secret that Donald Trump believes himself to be “like, really smart,” if not an outright “stable genius.” A man who doesn’t seem to know the definition of the world humble (that’s not hyperbole, he probably doesn’t know what that word means), this “president” often goes out of his way to brag about how “smart” he is, despite the fact that he seems to have the vocabulary, spelling ability, and grammar of a 3rd grader who struggles with speaking in proper sentences, spelling, and grammar.
This was all put on display Wednesday when Trump rage-tweeted about Robert Mueller for the 5th straight day in a tweet filled with so many spelling and grammatical mistakes, CNN’s John King mocked this “president” for writing something that wouldn’t pass a third-grade vocabulary test.
“The president attacks the special counsel and, in the process, fails a third-grade spelling test,” King quipped. “Attacking Robert Mueller by name goes against the advice of the president’s lawyers. So when he does it, we learn about his anger at them as much as with the investigation.”
“There’s no staff around him when the president watches the morning cable shows and lashes out — and apparently no spell check or grammar police,” he added.
King then brought up a point many others have this past week: Trump’s increased attacks on Mueller and the FBI coincide with a list of questions the special counselor sent to his lawyers that apparently infuriated this “president.” In my opinion, that’s just more proof that Trump’s guilty of something, terrified of that information being exposed, and he’s setting the stage for eventually firing Mueller.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that Trump’s following the advice from Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) who, just a few days ago, said that if this “president” isn’t guilty, then he needs to stop acting like he is.
Look, we all make spelling and grammar mistakes. In fact, I know highly intelligent people who aren’t all that great at spelling just like I know people who are great at spelling who aren’t all that intelligent. So I’m not saying that intelligence and the ability to spell are always linked.
That said, I think there’s a big difference between someone being weak at spelling, typos, and/or innocent (and common) grammatical errors — and someone who doesn’t even seem to know how to use the right word, such as Trump using “council” when referring to Mueller instead of counsel.
Also, one of the things that worries me most isn’t just the fact that Trump’s a terrible speller, it’s that he doesn’t seem to understand how to use spell check.
Yet this is someone who frequently brags about how “smart” he is — ironically something only a buffoon would do.
This is the current state of what we’re having to deal with. We have a “president” who’s such an unbelievable joke that professional journalists on major cable news channels have stopped even trying to pretend like they’re not openly mocking what a fool he is.
Watch King’s comments below:
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