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National Security Advisor Slams Trump As An “Idiot”
“Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest – and you all know it!” That’s just one of many quotes from Donald Trump attesting his own high intelligence.
Yet now a second member of his cabinet is reported to have remarked on the president’s stupidity in no uncertain terms. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is said to have lambasted Trump as an “idiot” and “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner,” according to a story broken by BuzzFeed News on Monday.
McMaster reportedly made the remarks during a private dinner with Oracle CEO Safra Catz back in July. Four unnamed sources told BuzzFeed that Catz had told them about McMaster’s remarks. Another source said McMaster made similarly disparaging comments to him about Trump’s intelligence, “including that the president lacked the necessary brainpower to understand the matters before the National Security Council,” wrote BuzzFeed.
Back in July, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly described Trump as a “f**king moron.” In October, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker bemoaned how “the White House has become an adult day care center,” igniting a feud with Trump that has since continued with the president’s tweets about Corker.
BuzzFeed also reports that “three of the sources said that McMaster disparaged multiple members of the administration to Catz, including Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Of Kushner, one source told BuzzFeed News, McMaster said he had no business being in the White House and should not be involved in national security issues.”
“[Catz] said the conversation was so inappropriate that it was jaw-dropping,” another source told BuzzFeed News.”
A spokesman for the National Security Council denied that McMaster made the remarks, as did also an Orcale representative. The high-tech company’s Senior VP for Government Affairs Ken Glueck, who was also at the dinner, said “none of the statements attributed to General McMaster were said.”
Nonetheless, concerns about Trump’s lack of intelligence persist from the things the president does and says.