I’m sorry, what?
This website is called IQ Test.net (Link) and it has determined Trump’s intelligence in a very nonintellectual manner.
Here see for yourself:
Donald Trump graduated from the Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and anthropology
Mensa does not accept SAT scores from after 1994. However Mr Trump was a student at Wharton when it was possible to derive and accurate IQ test scores from known SAT scores.
Given the usual requirements for admission to a top school like Wharton. I estimate that Mr. Trump has a 156 IQ at the minimum.
This logic escapes me completely as Trump was a transfer student from Fordham University who completely skipped the admissions process at Wharton.
The admissions officer who okayed this transer was a high school buddy of Trump’s older brother Fred, and Trump came from a wealthy family, so his intelligence had very little to do with his admission to Wharton.
Trump’s grades at Wharton have remained classified and the school is very tightlipped about his attendance at that school.
However it is known that Trump was only an average student at Fordham, and then of course there is this reference from a close friend of one of Trump’s instructors as Wharton.
Courtesy of Philadelphia Magazine:
It’s rare for a professor to disparage the intelligence of a student, but according to attorney Frank DiPrima, who was close friends with professor William T. Kelley for 47 years, the prof made an exception for Donald Trump, at least in private. “He must have told me that 100 times over the course of 30 years,” says DiPrima, who has been practicing law since 1963 and has served as in-house counsel for entities including the Federal Trade Commission and Playboy Enterprises. “I remember the inflection of his voice when he said it: ‘Donald Trump was the dumbest goddamn student I ever had!’” He would say that [Trump] came to Wharton thinking he already knew everything, that he was arrogant and he wasn’t there to learn.” Kelley, who passed away in 2011 at age 94, taught marketing at Wharton for 31 years, retiring in 1982.
That sounds a little too spot on to be fake.
The website also cites Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal” as proof of a high a IQ, but this is what Trump’s ghostwriter on the book Tony Schwartz said about the phony version of Trump he made up for the book in a New Yorker article:
In his journal, Schwartz wrote, “Trump stands for many of the things I abhor: his willingness to run over people, the gaudy, tacky, gigantic obsessions, the absolute lack of interest in anything beyond power and money.” Looking back at the text now, Schwartz says, “I created a character far more winning than Trump actually is.” The first line of the book is an example. “I don’t do it for the money,” Trump declares. “I’ve got enough, much more than I’ll ever need. I do it to do it. Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That’s how I get my kicks.” Schwartz now laughs at this depiction of Trump as a devoted artisan. “Of course he’s in it for the money,” he said. “One of the most deep and basic needs he has is to prove that ‘I’m richer than you.’ ” As for the idea that making deals is a form of poetry, Schwartz says, “He was incapable of saying something like that—it wouldn’t even be in his vocabulary.” He saw Trump as driven not by a pure love of dealmaking but by an insatiable hunger for “money, praise, and celebrity.” Often, after spending the day with Trump, and watching him pile one hugely expensive project atop the next, like a circus performer spinning plates, Schwartz would go home and tell his wife, “He’s a living black hole!”
Does any of that shout “High IQ” to you?
There is also the fact that Trump brags about his high IQ, which is not something that people who truly have high IQ’s tend to do.
But of course the best refutation for this argument are Trump’s own words themselves.
Trump: “I never understood wind, I know windmills very much, I’ve studied them more than anybody…tremendous fumes, gases are spewing into the atmosphere, you know we have a world, the world is tiny compared to the universe..”pic.twitter.com/wnYHestIXX
— Covie (@roper_93) December 22, 2019
There you go, case closed.