Responding to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s appearance on 60 Minutes to announce he’s exploring a run for President as an independent, Donald Trump, the world’s most visible example of the Dunning–Kruger effect, has tweeted that he is the smartest person in America.
Schultz is exploring an independent bid for the presidency.
But in true Trump style, his wording was a little off and he actually said America “already has” a President who isn’t the “smartest person.”
Trump’s tweet was met with scorn and ridicule on social media. And some of them are downright hilarious. Here’s the best so far.
Howard Schultz doesn’t have the “guts” to run for President! Watched him on @60Minutes last night and I agree with him that he is not the “smartest person.” Besides, America already has that! I only hope that Starbucks is still paying me their rent in Trump Tower!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019
Dude, you think people should sweep forest floors.
Chewed socks are smarter than you.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) January 28, 2019
You stared at the sun during a solar eclipse.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 28, 2019
Not The Smartest President explains how as a businessman he doesn't actually know if a tenant of his property is actually paying rent or not. pic.twitter.com/OiOiDOhEB0
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) January 28, 2019
We wholly agree, that we already have a "not smart person" as President.
— John Wayne Green Jr (@JohnWayneGreen1) January 28, 2019
America already has that? Ha ha hah hahahaha aha ha ahaha ha ha hahah hah ah ah hah ah ah hah! Ok. I'm sorry. I'm better now.
— Mark McDonnel (@mark_mcdonnel) January 28, 2019
You are dumb as dog shit.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) January 28, 2019
Smartest man in America admits emoluments violation in worldwide tweet.
— Ben Huffman (@BenHuffman3) January 28, 2019
Every day a new low
— jeff avery (@jeffavery11) January 28, 2019