Donald Trump Is ‘Very Intelligent,’ According to Donald Trump

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Donald Trump has always liked to tell people that he’s smart, but sometimes he’s done so using slightly (slightly being the key word here) more subtle methods — say, by challenging his secretary of State to compare IQ tests, or tweeting at various people telling them they have a “low IQ.” Now, he’s just coming right out and saying it, according to several members of the White House press pool.

“The press makes me more uncivil than I am,” he reportedly said, in the moments before boarding an Air Force One flight to Dallas. The president of the United States then added: “I went to an Ivy League college, I’m a very intelligent person.”

Plenty of Trump’s public statements back this up, like his belief that exercise burns up the body’s finite, batterylike energy and that asbestos is actually good.

Donald Trump ‘Very Intelligent,’ According to Donald Trump