Claiming he’s a genius, challenging people to IQ tests and not officially taking any, is a habit of the ex-president that he couldn’t break during his white house tenure. Still, Trumpists don’t actually need numbers to admire his intelligence.
“You’re an F.ing genius,” one of Trump’s supporters wrote to him on Twitter back then.
“I.Q. tests confirm!” the former president confidently replied without showing his IQ score.
Trump’s hard work to prove his intelligence to the public didn’t stop there; he wrote in the same week that his successful career as a politician, businessman, and television personality “would qualify as not smart, but genius . . . and a very stable genius at that!”
....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
It’s worth mentioning that Trump once provided his IQ test score when he was asked to, but not in a non-numerical manner. “The highest, a‑‑hole!” he tweeted.
Talking numbers, there are no IQ or SAT scores of Donald Trump provided on any official document. Trump’s only focus was to brag about his alleged intelligence while bringing others down.
“Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure, it's not your fault,” the ex-president posted on Twitter in 2013.
Measuring the intelligence of US presidents has always been a hot topic of interest, with several psychologists taking matters into their own hands and ranking them according to their IQ scores.
One famous 2016 study conducted by a psychologist at the University of California at Davis came to the conclusion that John Quincy Adams was the smartest man to ever occupy the White House, with a whopping IQ score between 165-175.
Thomas Jefferson comes second on the list, followed by John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton.
But because this robust study was published before Trump became the official US President, people tried to estimate Trump’s IQ score during the presidential campaign in 2016 to rank him on this list.
In an unofficial tweet, Trump’s IQ score was estimated to be 156, ranking him high on the list just below the smartest US president.
It’s not proven whether Trump is actually the 2nd smartest man to ever occupy the White House, but he seems to be smarter than both Barack Obama and G.W. Bush, or at least, that’s what he believes.
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