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Bushisms vs. Trumpisms: See Who Wins Battle to Sound Stupider?

“Trump’s ignorance level, considering his Wharton education, is nearly as awesome as what Bush accomplished in spite of Yale,” writes Matt Taibbi. Watch the video evidence

Donald Trump may have been educated at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the eight Ivy League schools, and taken undergraduate Wharton classes, but it doesn’t mean he’s any less ignorant than Bush, who graduated from Yale. 

As Matt Taibbi writes: “Bush showed no interest in learning and angrily rejected the idea that a president ought to be able to think his way through problems. As Mark Crispin Miller wrote in The Bush Dyslexicon, Bush’s main rhetorical tool was the tautology — i.e., saying the same thing, only twice.

“‘It’s very important for folks to understand that when there’s more trade, there’s more commerce’ was a classic Bush formulation. ‘Our nation must come together to unite’ was another. One of my favorites was: ‘I understand that the unrest in the Middle East creates unrest throughout the region.'”

But is Trump talking about building a wall – “It’s gonna be a real wall” – and explaining how “the world just got 10 feet taller,” any better? Watch the video above and decide for yourself.

In This Article: Donald Trump, George W. Bush


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