One of the many, many demonstrations of the ethically and morally challenged nature of the incoming administration is the cabinet nominees. The individuals nominated to their positions are some of the worst possible people for the job — so much so that the word “kakocracy” was revived to describe them.
For anyone not wrapped in the conservative noise-o-sphere, it’s like watching an oncoming truck that’s going to run you over and there’s nothing you can do about it. It’s made worse by the idiots who are cheering for the truck on the sideline out of spite, fully aware it just jack-knifed and will mow them down too, but so deep in denial they’ve collectively decided the trailer is fake news even as it speeds towards them.
And Donald Trump threw some red meat to that white kamikaze class of Americans on Thursday during a luncheon when he made the staggering declaration that, “We have by far the highest IQ of any Cabinet ever assembled.”
This breathtakingly painful statement is empirically wrong, but empirical evidence doesn’t matter to Trump and the other Republicans. Facts don’t matter, just feelings. Trump may feel he his cabinet has the highest IQ “ever”, but if that’s even close to true — and I guarantee you it’s not — MENSA needs to pack it up, since IQ clearly doesn’t mean anything.
Pres.-elect Donald Trump on his cabinet: "We have by far the highest IQ of any cabinet ever assembled." pic.twitter.com/czBpZ4cNMD
— ABC News (@ABC) January 19, 2017
The sheer arrogance on display with that statement is jaw-dropping, but perfectly Trumpian. This little statement didn’t go unnoticed upon by Twitter users, though, who caught onto it and proceeded to eviscerate Trump for it.
@thehill Because to him, IQ and net worth are synonymous.
— Carrie La Seur (@claseur) January 19, 2017
@thehill Trump mistakes money for IQ
— Peter Wood (@petewood8one) January 19, 2017
@thehill is he comparing them to *actual* cabinets???
— A Political Kid (@KidPolitics101) January 19, 2017
@thehill and the fewest qualifications.
— Will Plata (@Platasaurus) January 19, 2017
— Ryan Glab (@ryanglab) January 19, 2017
@thehill Bigly smart. Yuge IQs.
— Not Alex Cassun (@AECassun) January 19, 2017
@thehill That's hilarious. Comedian in chief!
— Isaiah Wolfert (@IWolfert) January 19, 2017
— zeruch (@zeruch) January 19, 2017
.@thehill Sure. But imagine how much higher it could've been if he wasn't bringing the average down.
— Fareed Blackman (@VerbalWordsmyth) January 19, 2017
Absolutely savage. And Trump, with his empty-headed, thin-skinned narcissism, deserves every bit of it.