Economist and former Republican Bruce Bartlett took to Twitter to promote a new piece he’s written for The New Republic where he slams Donald Trump, the self-described “stable genius,” for being “too stupid to be president.”
Is Trump too stupid to be president? I look seriously at the question. https://t.co/JiAkVz0L1d
— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) June 8, 2020
In the piece itself, Bartlett notes that tales of Trump’s ignorance on policy matters have become legendary, and he says there is no evidence that things have improved over the last three-and-a-half years.
“From the earliest days of his administration, it has been obvious to everyone who has come in direct contact with him that Trump knows very, very little about any policy issue or even how the federal government operates. Among those most alarmed by Trump’s ignorance and incompetence were those in the military and intelligence community,” he writes. “After a National Security Council meeting on January 19, 2018, Defense Secretary James Mattis told aides that Trump had the understanding of ‘a fifth- or sixth-grader.’”
Bartlett then notes a list of Trump advisers and foreign diplomats who are amazed by how ignorant Trump is, including some aides who believe Trump doesn’t even understand that some foreign countries are in different time zones.
“With the Trump presidency, H.L. Mencken’s 1920 prediction that one day the White House ‘will be adorned by a downright moron’ has now come true,” Bartlett concludes.
You can read his entire article HERE.