It’s not really a secret that Trump likes to turn everything into a competition. Well, not so much a “competition” per se but rather a thing he can tell people he’s much better at than someone he really dislikes. Praise is truly all the man seeks, and clearly he carried some habits over from grade school into adulthood — namely lying about himself and then bragging about the things he’s lied about.
Maybe you had a friend in third grade who, hilariously, would tell everyone they were a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, even though all his friends knew he was the kid who ate paste in Kindergarten. Part of you feels sad for them, that they feel the need to make themselves appear to be something they’re not. But part of you — admit it, now — was kind of pissed at your friend for insulting your intelligence like that. It’s like, dude, you’d have to have been breaking boards when nobody was looking for the last 3 years.
That’s how Donald Trump is, only with literally everything:
“Believe me, I know more about __________ than anyone.”
“I have the best words.”
“I am a very stable genius.”
“Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.”
That last one, of course, is in reference to what Trump apparently thought was some sort of intelligence test, but which actually was administered to him by doctors who obviously felt he needed to be examined for dementia or possible brain damage.
His bragging about the MoCA test he took at Walter Reed Medical Center has all the hallmarks of the playground black belt — all the way down to the easily-debunked add-on lies about the original lie. If you can imagine a third-grader telling his friends without imagining he’d be called out on it that he could break a two by four with his pinky, you can imagine Donald Trump saying directly into a camera that you get “extra points” if you get the words the test administrators ask you to remember in the same order as they originally said them.
It was so ridiculous and sad that it’s made it all the way around the world, onto a hillside in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Black Mountain has been the site of political messages from dissident groups for years, but the photo circling the internet over the weekend and into Sunday may be the first to address political stupidity emanating from a country far from the Emerald Isle.
Black Mountain, Belfast 🏌️♂️ pic.twitter.com/QsaEJnJQ3T
— Conor Devine🌾 (@Conor_Devine) July 25, 2020
Yes, we’ll be the first to admit that this could be a clever photoshop. But the evidence seems to be there to back this up.
It is..as mentioned above its the farmer that owns the land that has done it and his done it many times before. pic.twitter.com/HpAhjOfJUM
— Tumi (@Nebula6122) July 26, 2020
And did we mention it’s been a specific site of this type of thing?
Even if this image turned out to be fake, which looks less and less likely the longer it circulates, it’s still a powerful and shameful reminder from across the globe that countries around the world see our grade school braggart president for what he is.
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