Much has been written about the mental capacity and/or stability of 45. Lots of folks have made disparaging comments and presumably liberal-biased programs have analyzed his vocabulary and suggested he speaks at the level of a 3rd or 4th grader.
So we won’t rehash that.
What we’re interested in today is whether or not you could tell if Trump was smarter.
For the sake of argument, let’s assume that if someone is actually smarter than you that you wouldn’t be able to tell. And the corollary is that if someone is dumber, could tell. If they’re the same, we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and call them “smart.”
To further simplify the analysis, let’s quality Trump as either “smart” or “challenged” and do the same for you. That gives us a simple 4 quadrant graph that’s easy to wrap your mind around.
Iterating through the 4 possibilities:
- Trump smart, you challenged, assessment of Trump: smart
- Trump smart, you smart, assessment of Trump: smart
- Trump challenged, you challenged, assessment of Trump: smart
- Trump challenged, you smart, assessment of Trump: challenged
So 3 out of the 4 possibilities result in folks appraising Dear Leader as “smart.” I rest my case.
Note: a discussion of stability is a whole other thang…