The president is equal opportunity when it comes to challenging others’ intelligence…
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) President Donald Trump called CNN Host Don Lemon “the dumbest man on television” and said he makes LeBron James “look smart, which isn’t easy to do,” which led media outlets like the Los Angeles Times to label Trump a racist for doing so.
But when it comes to insulting his opponents’ intelligence, the president does not draw racial lines.
When Robert De Niro said “f**k Trump” at the Tony Awards in June, the president responded by bashing his intelligence.
Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be “punch-drunk.” I guess he doesn’t….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time but I wasn’t interested in taking all of his calls.He’s not smart enough to run for president!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017
He blasted current MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace, a “NeverTrump” Republican, when she was a co-host on ABC’s “The View.”
.@WhoopiGoldberg had better surround herself with better hosts than Nicole Wallace, who doesn’t have a clue. The show is close to death!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2015
Yet political strategist Max Boot, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, both “NeverTrumpers,” and liberal ESPN reporter Jemele Hill, and former CBS anchor Dan Rather all decided that Trump’s insults made him a racist, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Between June 2015 and the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump called people stupid, dumb, or some other variant of the insult about 50 times, The Washington Post reported.
Only two of them were directed at black people.
The rest were at white men and women who are considered conservative.
During the campaign he called former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove stupid five times.
Even political commentator Glenn Beck earned the title once.
Trump said Former FBI Director James Comey and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper were “unintelligent.”
Only recently did Trump turn his attention to black public figures, like Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, who he has called “low IQ” a half dozen times.
And last Friday he used the insult against Lemon and LeBron.
The media can criticize Trump for his tactics and rhetoric, but there’s no evidence that he insults the intelligence of people because of their race.