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  • If someone wrote a book about you not being mentally fit

  • and you knew it was all lies,

  • a smart person would ignore the bull(bleep)

  • and carry on with his life.

  • But Donald Trump is not that person.

  • REPORTER: Yesterday morning, Mr. Trump fired back

  • at questions about his mental fitness with this tweet.

  • (reading):

  • This is, like, really funny.

  • Only Donald Trump could defend himself and,

  • in the same sentence, completely undermine his whole point.

  • You know, it would be like someone saying,

  • "I'm the most tolerant guy out there--

  • just ask this filthy Armenian."

  • And then, and then he goes on to say that not only is he,

  • like, really smart-- he's also a genius.

  • And not just any genius-- no, no, no-- a stable genius,

  • which, I guess, is Einstein if he owned a comb, I think?

  • But, still, like, do you know how delusionally confident

  • and un-self-aware you have to be

  • to go on Twitter and declare yourself a stable genius?

  • That's the ultimate challenge.

  • It's like a drunk driver getting pulled over by the cops,

  • and the cop's like, "Sir, can you step out of the car?"

  • And the drunk driver's like, "Oh, I'll step out of this car.

  • "I'll step out, and I'll step out straight.

  • "You watch me, man. You better get that Snapchat ready.

  • "I'm gonna moonwalk your line, man.

  • "Call all your other cop friends!

  • "I'm a sober genius!

  • I love ya. I'm gonna throw up now."

  • Now, look, whe-whether or not you agree with Trump

  • on being a genius,

  • he has added himself to the illustrious group of people

  • who have declared themselves extremely smart.

  • This summer, I did the minority executive training program

  • at Yale. You guys, I'm, like, really smart now.

  • I'm smart-- you're dumb.

  • I can handle things! I'm smart!

  • Not like everybody says!

  • I am so smart! I am so smart!

  • S-M-R-T...

  • I mean S-M-A-R-T!

  • Yeah, and, by the way, Homer is now 20 points up in the polls.

  • "Stable genius." Really?

  • Although, I guess, in a way, Trump is stable.

  • I mean, look at his life: Twitter, golf,

  • bedtime, cheeseburger, yum, yum, yum, yum,

  • fall asleep, do it again. Yeah.

  • He's the only thing that hasn't changed

  • since he became president.

  • If anything, Trump is stable,

  • and he's made everyone else unstable.

  • Like, even Kim Jong-un. Think about it.

  • Before Trump, he was the nut bag autocrat

  • running around with the general

  • saying he was gonna blow up the world.

  • Then Trump shows up, and Kim is suddenly in a suit like,

  • "I've got to try to be a better person. I, uh..."

  • -(laughter) -"Hey, South Korea, you guys want to talk?

  • You guys want to talk?"

  • But, look, the truth is,

  • no one wants to be told that they're losing their mind.

  • So I can see why it ruined Trump's Camp David sleepover

  • with his GOP BFFs.

  • Speaking to reporters at Camp David where he was meeting

  • with Republican congressional leaders this weekend,

  • President Trump lashed out at critics

  • and offered a full-scale defense of his own credentials.

  • I consider it a work of fiction, and I think it's a disgrace

  • that somebody's able to, uh, have something,

  • do something like that...

  • "Is able to have something, do-do something, like...

  • "What-what was I talking about?

  • -Oh, yeah, the book, the book." -(laughter)

  • He can't even maintain his train of thought,

  • or maybe he just got thrown off his game

  • because of casual Mitch over here.

  • -What are you wearing, Mitch McConnell?! -(laughter)

  • What the hell is that?!

  • Yo, for real, someone needed to filibuster those jeans, man!

  • -(laughter) -And he knows it.

  • You can see in his eyes, he's going,

  • "I'm not pulling this off.

  • I'm not... I'm not pulling this off at all."

  • (laughter)

  • Now, look, of course, Trump was always gonna come out

  • and tell us that he has a very good brain.

  • What was fun was watching the grownups around him pretend

  • that they don't see what's blatantly obvious.

  • President Trump is completely capable.

  • I don't think he's crazy.

  • No one questions the stability of the president.

  • MAN: Well, they...

  • I've never questioned his mental fitness.

  • I have no reason to question his mental fitness.

  • "Why would I question it?

  • I already know what the answer is."

  • (laughter)

  • You know, to be honest with you,

  • if I hadn't had a year to get used to this,

  • I'd be really pissed off right now,

  • because these people aren't just saying

  • that Donald Trump is of sound mind.

  • They're basically saying that all of us are mentally unstable

  • for questioning him.

  • But the truth is, we all knew this about Donald Trump.

  • We all knew that he was crazy.

  • In fact, they said this about Trump.

  • I think he's a kook.

  • I think he's crazy.

  • I think he's unfit for office.

  • "But now that he's won, he's our crazy,

  • so he's not crazy, so you're crazy."

  • -(goofy sputtering) -(laughter)

  • Look, I guess what the Republicans are saying is this.

  • Yes, Donald Trump was a deranged lunatic unfit to be president,

  • but once he won the electoral college,

  • then he became a stable genius, because everyone knows

  • nothing turns a man sane like absolute power.

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    Samuel posted on 2018/02/03
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