We honestly think we’ve been over this before, or even seen a video supercut of President Trump (and candidate Trump) calling people stupid. He does it a lot. More than a few times Trump has referred to, say, Rep. Maxine Waters as “an extraordinarily low IQ person.” Of his 2020 rivals, he’s said “Sleepy” Joe Biden is his choice because he’s “the weakest mentally.”
CNN’s Chris Cillizza has done his analysis and concluded that Trump “especially” insults people of color as stupid.
Donald Trump calls a lot of people "stupid." Especially people of color.https://t.co/6z9t41Samr
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 22, 2019
Trump is also well-known for insulting Cillizza, who has in his Twitter bio Trump’s assessment of his as “one of the dumber and least respected of the political pundits.”
Are you a person of color, Chris?https://t.co/1AKH7hGx56
— Robin Josephette Biden II (@RobinJosephette) July 22, 2019
Here’s Cillizza’s hot take on Trump calling “The Squad” “young, inexperienced, and not very smart”:
On what, you might ask, is Trump basing that conclusion about the intellectual capacity of these four female progressive Democratic members of Congress?
After all, it’s hard to imagine that Trump suddenly gained access to IQ tests for the four. Or that Ocasio-Cortez’s double major in international relations and economics at Boston University or Tlaib’s law degree from Western Michigan University were evidence that they weren’t smart. Omar graduated from North Dakota State University. And Pressley went to Boston University for two years before she dropped out to help her out-of-work mother.
What then, could it be?
The answer of course is that all four members of “The Squad” are a) women and b) people of color.
He actually went there. Cillizza cited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ “double major” in international relations and economics, which led her to introduce the $93 trillion Green New Deal which earned exactly zero “yes” votes in the Senate, including from senators who co-sponsored it.
He attacks everyone. Irrespective of their religion/colour.
But that doesn’t fit your narrative, I get it.
— kapow74 (@theindextracker) July 22, 2019
If by "especially" you mean "including," then okay.
— just alan (@anythingbutdem) July 22, 2019
Race has nothing to do with calling out ones stupidity.
— didi?hopes? (@DidiHopes) July 22, 2019
He calls it when it fits! Duh
— Lindsay Bachman (@Lins1959) July 22, 2019
Well a lot of people are stupid.
— RocknRollMom6 (@RockNRollMom6) July 22, 2019
Are these people "women of color" (such an old dog whistle btw)?
— Tengo Dividend (@wash_STL) July 22, 2019
And don't forget you all at CNN too. You are at the top of his list. So how are your ratings Chris? Womp womp.
— ?Leonidas? (@davidphx) July 22, 2019
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) July 22, 2019
Translation: “Let’s see how I can make this about RACE” ??
— Nicole (@Go_Pens_) July 22, 2019
So stop playing the race card it’s getting old
— Fatboy (@Fatboy26654315) July 22, 2019
Or it could be because they continue to say stupid shit:
Open borders are the answer to concentration camps
Greedy Jews ruin everything
Hey everybody! How about a $20 minimum wage. That will fix it!
We don't need anymore blacks or gays who won't vote like we tell them to.
— LeadsWithHerRight (@Please_Be_Smart) July 22, 2019
— BRIAN (@Bmacdaddy33) July 22, 2019
Shut up, race hustler.
— Deangelo Thunders (@DeangeloThunder) July 22, 2019
Great take! You should write a listicle about it. https://t.co/gGaiKmyE9H
— Chris Cillizza's (Parody) Editor (@notcillizza) July 22, 2019
First question for the CNN Presidential Debate.
AOC accuses Pelosi of racism. Erica Thomas accuses Democrat man of racist statement, Jussie Smollett commits a racist hate crime and the Governor of Virginia is still in office. What will you do to fight racism in your party?
— Allan Stall (@AllanStall) July 22, 2019
‘This is rich’! Ratio party breaks out at CNN’s place after Chris Cillizza takes aim at Fox News’ ‘partisanship’ https://t.co/4gbQRQtw26
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 11, 2019