Sunday, May 03, 2020

Stephen King on Trump

Stephen King, Not Just the Guy Who Makes Monsters - The New York Times

I’m an American, and I’m a political animal, and Trump outrages me. I’m outraged at how stupid he is. But that’s not his fault. He is what he is. 

What really outrages me is his laziness. There’s a lot of stuff in that book A Very Stable Genius about his inability to buckle down and read the material. Read the material! That’s it. You could do a better job. I could do a better job. Because we feel a sense of responsibility. 

I mean, we’ve had stupid commanders in chief before. Gerald Ford was no ball of fire. When you watch Trump, David, I’m not sure the man reads very well. I know he doesn’t write very well. I would argue that anybody who can’t read and can’t write can’t think. That’s what we have.

See also "Donald Trump was the dumbest goddam student I ever had."

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