Top Trump Supporter is Humiliated After Claiming Donald Trump Has an IQ of 180
Al Jazeera host Mehdi Hasan brutally slammed and embarrassed former Trump campaign advisor Stephen Moore after he insisted that Donald Trump has a “180 IQ.”
In a recent interview on Al Jazeera’s Head to Head, the two clashed over the president’s intelligence — but not before Moore conceded that Trump “should stop saying things that are untrue.”
“But he does say things that are untrue,” Hasan replied, which Moore agreed with.
“So he’s a liar?” the host pressed.
Moore responded by laughing and insisting that he would “never” say that and clarifying that “Trump is an exaggerator.”
“Trump can be a jerk in public, but he’s actually a really nice guy in private I mean I like Donald Trump a lot I’ve come to admire him,” Moore continued. “People underestimate his intelligence, I bet his IQ — some people are going to laugh at this — I think he’s probably got a 180 IQ the guy is amazing — his breadth of knowledge about world affairs. I want a guy who says it like it is, and sometimes does he stick his foot in his mouth.”
Amid some laughter from the audience over Moore’s presidential IQ claims, Hasan challenged his guest by pointing to some of Trump’s less-than intelligent moments:
“I think we can agree that people definitely voted for him because they didn’t see him as a conventional politician, but when you say breadth of a knowledge and high IQ, this is a man who thinks wind turbines cause cancer, thinks you can stop a hurricane with a nuclear weapon, thinks you need ID to buy a box of cereal, thinks England and Great Britain are the same thing, thinks Soviet Union just rebranded as Russia, these are things he says everyday.”
While sporting a nervous grin, Moore — who was Trump’s failed nominee for the Federal Reserve board — pushed back by saying he is not looking to “defend everything Donald Trump says.”
“I think one of the flaws of Donald Trump is he talks too much, I think actually Donald Trump would be better off to stop talking so much and let his record speak for itself,” Moore said.
Twitter had an absolute field day:
If Trump has an IQ of 180, I must rate over 1000 and Moore is about 80. How do such blithering idiots become so rich and powerful in the first place? Yes, I know Trump inherited his money, but many of these other ones did not, it almost seems like being rich makes you stupid.
— Harry Stone (@HarryStoneMtl) October 9, 2019
Seriously?!? How low does one’s IQ have to be in order to believe Trump could ever possibly have an IQ of 180?
— Coastal Rocks (@RocksCoast) October 9, 2019
Einstein’s IQ was 160. Imma call bullshit on Trump’s being 180. Stephen Moore thinks Trump has a higher IQ than EINSTEIN.
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) October 9, 2019
As a psychologist who has evaluated hundreds of people’s IQs over the years, I can very confidently say that Trump does NOT have an IQ of 180.
— Dr. Fitz (@drpjfitz) October 9, 2019
"This is a man who thinks wind turbines cause cancer, thinks you can stop a hurricane with a nuclear weapon… thinks the Soviet Union just rebranded as Russia."
– me to Trump adviser Stephen Moore after he says Trump has a 180 IQ (!). @AJHeadtoHead clip:pic.twitter.com/1TqgtI9xHY
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) October 7, 2019
Also, watch Moore struggled to respond after Hasan brought up several examples of Trump’s racist comments:
For the new season of @AJHeadtoHead today, I pushed top Trump adviser Stephen Moore on why he won't say Trump's "send them back" remarks are racist. I did at least get him to admit that @realDonaldTrump is "too divisive" – watch the preview clip:pic.twitter.com/vpDPfRVAo5
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) October 4, 2019