“Stable genius” goes off a cliff

President Donald Trump is a self-anointed “stable genius.” In July he doubled down on the phrase. Given the last few days of Trump wanting to buy Greenland and his lunatic rally, we are starting to get a better understanding of what exactly he means when he says he is a stable genius.

George Orwell wrote in his book, Animal Farm, that “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Orwell might give us the clue of what the term “stable” means in the context of Trump. He perhaps refers to the farm stable, where horses and livestock and at times asses are kept. There, Trump would of course be the genius and “more equal than others” in his environment.

The man who went to undergrad at Wharton tweeted on August 15 his latest stable genius, nonfactual manure pile on the economy: “The United States is now, by far, the Biggest, Strongest and Most Powerful Economy in the World, it is not even close! As others falter, we will only get stronger. Consumers are in the best shape ever, plenty of cash. Business Optimism is at an All Time High!”

Trump is trying to make diamonds out of manure. He was widely blasted for this tweet, and for trying to blame the economy’s decline on the media, on President Obama, on anyone. The man shows his lack of basic economic knowledge. As many have pointed out, if other nations’ economies falter, then you have real issues, because they cannot export the things you might need or buy your debt, and you cannot sell your product for a good price even if you have manufactured it.

The global economy is, and has long been, an intertwined one. Surely, even if not the best student, Trump must have had some basic economics courses during his years at Wharton as he likes to tout. But alas, when you have the “more equal” “stable genius” off the animal farm, not much more than what we have can be expected.

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