At a campaign rally in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina today, the leading Republican candidate for president—Donald Trump—claimed to know words. “I know words, I have the best words,” he said to the crowd. Alright, if you say so.
Trump made the claim while discussing the State Department’s efforts to bring peace to Syria—a complicated topic that seemed to confuse and/or bore his South Carolinian supporters. Luckily, he was able to cut to the heart of the matter by simply calling the Department “stupid.” Trump explained his use of the word this way:
I’m telling you, I used to use the word incompetent. Now I just call them stupid. I went to an Ivy League school. I’m very highly educated. I know words, I have the best words...but there is no better word than stupid. Right?
Has there been a more perfect Trump quote? It’s “I have the best of something everyone else has” coupled with “Let me dumb this down for you so much that it no longer makes sense.” Amen.