“The View” Reacts To Donald Trump Bragging About His Intelligence

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The View Trump Intelligence

By Shari Weiss |

The View Trump Intelligence


On Thursday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to Donald Trump bragging about his intelligence and Ivy League education. Watch the video below.

At the start of the ABC talk show, Whoopi Goldberg began by saying that there’s a lot going on, and “the new guy thought it was time to hold a press conference and clear things up about himself.” She then showed clips of Trump talking to the media on Wednesday, in which he claimed the press “makes me more uncivil than I am” and boasted that he’s a “very intelligent person” who went to an Ivy League school. “I think the press creates a different image of Donald Trump than the real person,” he insisted in the third-person.

Goldberg said after watching the footage, “So it isn’t any of the stuff you said or how you said it, you’re concerned the press is making you out not to be a good [guy]? I didn’t get it.” Sara Haines commented, “I love the phrase, ‘When your actions speak for you, don’t interrupt.’ The people that are living the action don’t have to tell you they’re doing it. They just show you they’re doing it.” Agreed Sunny Hostin, “That’s what’s fascinating. He keeps saying, ‘I’m really smart, I’m really smart.'” She then read a quote from Stephen Hawking, saying, “‘People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.’ And that’s the truth, right?”

Meghan McCain, however, remarked, “I think constantly calling him stupid and saying he’s the dumbest president alive, he clearly did something right [by winning the election].” That said, she questioned his methods now. “Blaming the media means you’re losing. It’s actually a really old tactic,” she pointed out, adding, “I think a big misstep for him was not performing at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and showing he can make fun of himself.” Comedienne Joy Behar responded, “He can’t do it. He’s not capable of humor. His idea of humor is ‘Puerto Rico.'” She also angrily wondered, “Why is he bragging about being in an elite school when he hates elite?”

Goldberg said she was going to make the same argument, and went on to recall how Trump in the past expressed disbelief over Barack Obama doing well at an Ivy League school and wanted to see his records. “If you’re actually who you say you are, new guy in the office, show us your records. Show us how smart you are,” she demanded. And since he’s “obsessed with the press as well at the same time as attacking them,” McCain and Behar suggested he “come here” and talk to them.

“Didn’t he say ‘I love the poorly educated’?” Behar also asked. “A lot of the poorly educated voted for him and now he’s turning on them [by bragging about his education].” “That’s what doesn’t make sense,” replied Hostin. McCain declared that it’s “super-simple: He doesn’t speak like a politician,” but Hostin countered, “I think the average American speaks a lot better than Donald Trump does.” Still, McCain insisted, “I think trying to understand him and his voters is a lot more productive than just attacking him for being stupid.” Check out the video below.

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