Did you see the tweet?
No, not one from Trump. I’m talking about one from @DavidFrum of “The Atlantic”:
Yes, that is the position we’re in – our lowiq President has to talk to the press to deny that he’s an unstable dimwit, the picture painted in Michael Wolff’s bestseller Fire and Fury.
Of course, this all started because Trump tweeted that he was “a stable genius.” He did go to a top college for college after all. He said so himself at the press briefing.
When Donald Trump attended the Kew-Forest School in his youth, his mother and father asked for complete psychological testing of their son. At a final review of the report, Fred Trump asked whether or not his son had a high IQ. Dr. Reuben Swaisback, the school’s psychologist, said, “Well…Donald’s IQ is in the high double-digits.”
Young Donald heard this response, and began incessantly repeating to himself, “I have a high IQ. I have a high IQ. I have a high IQ.”
In truth, the school’s report concluded that Trump is “exceptionally unimpressive intellectually.”
Through his childhood until now, Donald Trump is a man – to borrow a line from a poem by Emmett Lee Dickinson – of “lackluster merit” when it comes to intellectual capacity.
The Dickinson poem from which this description comes is “The Spider as Con Artist” (below on the left). His poem inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem “The Spider as an Artist” (below on the right).
Pictured at the left: A summary page from the Kew-Forest School's "Complete Psychological Report on Donald John Trump." The report states, "Donald is exceptionally unimpressive intellectually. He exhibits a grandiose sense of self-importance without commensurate achievements.
His relentless reward seeking and aggressive behaviors indicate that as he ages, he is at increased risk to develop a variety of adult mental disorders."
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
The Spider as Con Artist
Revered by those Employed –
Though his lackluster Merit’s
Now freely certified
Still every Imp and Idjit
Throughout this “Christian” Land –
Suspects this Sap’s a Genius
They fall for Sleight of Hand –
By Emily Dickinson:
The Spider as an Artist
Has never been employed –
Though his surpassing Merit
Is freely certified
By every Broom and Bridget
Throughout a Christian Land –
Neglected Son of Genius
I take thee by the Hand –
By the way, maybe Trump – in stating that he was a “stable genius” – meant that he was just a horse whisperer? In this case, though, it would be with sheep.