Yet another insider admits that 45 is duller than a year-old razor. Gee, what was his first clue?
This summer, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly called the president a moron for comparing how to decide U.S. troop allocations to the renovation of a fancy New York restaurant.
That report was repeatedly denied afterward, but still bruised Trump's tender ego — enough to make him challenge Tillerson to an IQ test.
So nobody should be surprised if Trump issues a similar challenge to H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser.
According to Buzzfeed, McMaster aired some similar sentiments this summer:
Over a July dinner with Oracle CEO Safra Catz — who has been mentioned as a candidate for several potential administration jobs — McMaster bluntly trashed his boss, said the sources, four of whom told BuzzFeed News they heard about the exchange directly from Catz.
The top national security official dismissed the president variously as an “idiot” and a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner,” the sources said.
A sixth source who was not familiar with the details of the dinner told BuzzFeed News that McMaster had made similarly derogatory comments about Trump’s intelligence to him in private, including that the president lacked the necessary brainpower to understand the matters before the National Security Council.
(a) Half a dozen people agree it happened.
(b) It happened in the same timeframe as Tillerson's frustrated comments.
(c) It was on the same issue: foreign policy.
He don't need no stinkin' BRIEFINGS!
That's not surprising, since Trump has shown an astounding lack of curiosity about anything that wasn't on Fox News in the past 12 hours. He's said he doesn't need daily intelligence briefings, and prefers to get information through "killer graphics."
Trump stood in front of the United Nations and rambled about sovereignty before he threatened to "totally destroy North Korea" and said he was "prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people."
Rex Tillerson doesn't have a lot of standing to call Trump a moron on foreign policy — he scarcely has more experience than the president. However, the secretary has a Ph.D. in American history with an emphasis on America's strategy in the Vietnam War, and is a 30-year veteran from the Gulf War to the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If Tillerson says the president is as dumb as a kindergartner — and somehow hasn't fixed that in the 66 years since his kindergarten days — we're inclined to believe him.
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