Donald Trump may be a lot of things–a bully, a braggart, a blowhard, an impulsive man-child–but as he’s proven repeatedly since he became president, he most certainly isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Despite that, Trump supporter and former GOP Congressman Jack Kingston chose to defend Trump on CNN Friday evening, even going so far as to attempt an explanation of the “genius” of the president.
As part of a discussion of the president’s performance at the G20 meeting in Hamburg, guest Van Jones remarked that Trump had not mentioned the growing threat from North Korea once in public statements from Germany:
“We have an actual madman in North Korea with actual nuclear missiles who is apparently now able to hit Hawaii and Alaska – American soil. That should be – full stop – the agenda for the United States, to rally the world to stop the threat.”
This led Kingston to make reference to the “genius of Donald Trump,” and for that patently ridiculous comment, Jones told Kingston:
“Listen, when you are in your little bathtub with your rubber ducky and telling yourself these stories, that’s wonderful. The rest of the country is looking at what they’re actually seeing, which is somebody who one he is given a script and something to say and do, he apparently can do a decent job, but the minute he runs into the restroom or closet and can get his phone out, he starts doing nutty stuff.
“It’s not good for America. If this is genius, we got a bunch of genius kindergartener.”
Jones also used a reminder from not-so-distant history to make his point:
“I want to say one last thing — the summer before 9/11 we talked about Gary Condit and Chandra Levy and distracting ourselves while enemies plotted and gathered. Right now you have a plot gathering against this country from North Korea and we’re talking about everything but that because of your president.”
Donald Trump is NOT a genius. He may well be the greatest threat this country and the world have ever had to deal with.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org