WASHINGTON (Conspiracy Talk) – President Donald Trump, labelled in a new book as a leader unable to understand the magnitude of his position in the White House, went to Twitter on Saturday to defend his mental aptitude and boast of his intelligence, saying he is “really smart” and a “stable genius”.
Trump posted a series of tweets since the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland, a few hours before holding meetings on the legislative agenda of 2018 with Republican leaders in Congress and members of his cabinet.
This was his most recent counterattack against writer Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”.
The book makes a derogatory portrait of the 45th president of the United States, showing him as an undisciplined man with the temperament of a child who did not really want to win the White House and who spends his nights eating hamburgers in bed, watching television and talking on the phone with old friends.
The book also cites Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and other prominent advisors who question the president’s aptitude.
Trump answered on Saturday that he does not have any of that.
He tweeted that his detractors are “going to the old Ronald Reagan manual to scream about mental stability and intelligence.”
The president said: “In reality, throughout my life, my two main virtues have been mental stability and being, that is, really intelligent.”
Trump added that having gone from a successful entrepreneur to the star of a television reality show to president in his first attempt “I would not qualify as intelligent, but as a genius … and really a very stable genius”.
Conjectures about Trump’s mental aptitude for office have intensified in recent months, both in cable news programs and among Democrats in Congress.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders described these conjectures as “shameful and laughable” days ago.
“If he was not fit, he probably would not be sitting there and would not have beaten the most qualified group of candidates the GOP has seen,” she said, adding that her boss is “an incredibly strong and good leader.”
In early December, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to annihilate a resolution presented by a Liberal Democrat to try to challenge Trump. Rep. Al Green, a Democrat from Texas, alleged that Trump had associated his presidency with causes rooted in fanaticism and racism.
To support his claim that Trump accused of serious misdemeanours, Green cited incidents like the fact that Trump blamed both sides for the violence in a bloody demonstration of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, and that he shared videos on social networks, racial hatred and anti-Muslim published online by a group of British extremists.
The leader of the Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and Steny Hoyer, Democrat for Maryland, said in a statement shortly before the vote that although “legitimate questions have been raised about his ability to lead this nation,” they argued. that “now is not the time to consider a dismissal or impeachment.”