I've been saying it all along. He has the patina of a smart man because he was raised in wealth and went to good boarding schools and college. (Though, wow many UofPENN alum signed on to disavow Trump as 'fellow graduate' at Penn?).
As I listened to him more over the course of this campaign, I kept saying, this is NOT a smart guy. In fact his language skills are below Bush's which had been the lowest threshold I've ever heard in my lifetime--11 pres's now. Now, I only listened to Truman from historical documentation, (I was an infant when he was born) and he was folksy and down to earth but had terminal common sense and was humorous.
Former Republican lawmaker stuns CNN panel when he says Trump isn’t smart enough to be president
20 MAR 2017 AT 09:04 ET
Former Republican Congressman David Jolly talks about President Trump's intellect on CNN (Screen cap).
David Jolly, a former Republican congressman from Florida, stunned a CNN panel on Monday morning when he said President Donald Trump isn’t “intellectually qualified” to be president.
When asked by CNN’s Poppy Harlow whether Trump should publicly apologize if it’s revealed that he was wrong in accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 election, Jolly said that he should — but he also said that an apology wouldn’t mask Trump’s other major shortcomings as president.
“There’s a bigger issue, whether this president is intellectually qualified to be President of the United States,” Jolly said.
Harlow seemed taken aback by Jolly’s statement.
“You’re saying he’s not smart enough?” she asked him. “That’s quite a charge.”
Jolly went on to explain that Trump has very little knowledge about policy, and that he’s relying on cable news shows to inform him about the details of legislation he’s already endorsed.
“I think he’s learning about his own health care bill listening to you and Chris in the morning,” he told her. “He does not practice in details, nor understands the finer points of domestic or foreign policy. When he throws out a wiretap charge, what does that mean? We know he’s lying about that, but he doesn’t understand what a FISA court is. He doesn’t understand that he j
Former Republican lawmaker stuns CNN panel when he says Trump isn?t smart enough to be president