Remember that scene in The Godfather, Pt. II, when Michael confronts Fredo about who approached him to get close enough to the family to riddle the Corleone home with machine gun fire?
We know Fredo’s intentions weren’t to harm the Don, but it painted him as um, stupid. During the infamous scene, Michael then informs his older brother that, “you’re dead to me,” but right before, Fredo proclaims that he isn’t dumb, yelling, “I’m smart!”
As they say, history repeats itself, and while The Godfather trilogy was not technically word-for-word and real-life mimicking, it seems that The Donald has been taking his cue from the 1974 film, and took to Twitter this morning to let everyone know that he’s “smart.”
In a series of tweets, Trump, amid the just-released and scandalous Michael Wolff book that painted the president as uninformed and uninterested in reading or comprehending the most simple of policy or procedure, denied he's ignorant and said he's a "very stable genius."
Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
....Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
....to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
As you've already predicted, this had Twitter gasping for air after the laughs piled in. Everything from what he said to how he said it was under fire.
Remember everyone, if you have to try to prove an insecurity of yours isn't true, it probably is.
And while this is a good form of comic relief (lord knows we need it at this time), Bob Mueller can deliver those Oval Office indictments any time now.
In the meantime, see the hilarious reaction to Trump's latest tweets below.
Trump: “... my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.”— Hosseh Enad (@ehosseh) January 6, 2018
Also Trump: pic.twitter.com/uuThJ7hRn5
Even I wouldn’t put ‘like’ in the sentence and I went to a girls school in the 90s https://t.co/75MlyV4TRQ— Bella (@bellamackie) January 6, 2018
Trump has just gone full Fredo. "I'm smart! Not like everybody says! Like, dumb!" Never go full Fredo.— Steve Kaplan (@skcomedy) January 6, 2018
Don’t worry, Donald Trump. I’m, like, really smart, too. And totally stable. Mostly.— Andrew Welsh (@DarthWelsh74) January 6, 2018
Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. pic.twitter.com/B8ibAS0c5A— Nadia Khomami (@nadiakhomami) January 6, 2018
Trump:— Dan Sutton (@dannon787) January 6, 2018
Calls himself a #stablegenius at #CampDavid:
"I'm like, really smart."
Trump's closest advisers:
"he's a MORON"
Fox's Rupert Murdoch:
I’m, like, really smart. Genius. Super duper smart. Bigly intelligent. Best brain. Big boy words.— Red (@Redpainter1) January 6, 2018
~ Donald J. Trump, President pic.twitter.com/gnyVuE5Z7U
....Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. pic.twitter.com/qnAqeSBSdE— very stable bat genius (@mzbat) January 6, 2018
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