President Donald Trump woke up early Saturday morning to boast about his intelligence and mental stability — which naturally set off another round of social media mockery.
The president of the United States was apparently reacting to a scathing new book by Michael Wolff chronicling White House chaos.
“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” Trump tweeted. “Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star”
“I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!” he added.
Other Twitter users were astonished and horrified.
nothing says "I am very sane" like an elliptically punctuated megalomaniacal rant https://t.co/yrudZFubZI
— Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) January 6, 2018
I have seen lonely drunk men bragging about their high school sports career with more humility than this.
— Emily G, Cville. (@EmilyGorcenski) January 6, 2018
"The thing I admired most about his staggering, earth-bestriding, frightening genius was its total and complete stability."
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) January 6, 2018
You’re not very sharp, are you?
— Trey Collier (@colliertrey) January 6, 2018
I was worried about him but now I’m like so convinced that he’s a stable genius! pic.twitter.com/GOx6t5ULgF
— jujubee (@embiju) January 6, 2018
Truly off kilter and shocking …
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) January 6, 2018
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) January 6, 2018
— Philip Bump (@pbump) January 6, 2018
Also, no surprise, folks: Trump is lying again. His 2016 run was not his first time running for president. He ran in 2000 and dropped out when he realized he was going to lose the Reform party nomination.
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) January 6, 2018
Tweets from Cape Fear. https://t.co/yvzf6iAZ34
— Pedro da Costa (@pdacosta) January 6, 2018
When you wake up and lick the mirror https://t.co/GhsofA4EXc
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) January 6, 2018
One hint that a public figure may be mentally unstable: He feels obliged in an emotional tweet to defend his mental stability and even describe himself as a "very stable genius." No, that's not normal. https://t.co/ZPg8OQsiLy
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) January 6, 2018
In case you were wondering, this was Fox at 7:10 am this morning.
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) January 6, 2018
"I am a very stable genius." pic.twitter.com/Zs8gcTQbDo
— David Gura (@davidgura) January 6, 2018