On CNN Monday morning, two Republicans joined host Poppy Harlow to discuss the story of the day: Hearings by the House Intelligence Committee which begin today.
Former Florida Republican Congressman David Jolly was asked by Harlow if he thought Donald Trump would apologize if it becomes obvious that former President Obama didn’t have Trump Tower bugged during the 2016 election. To that, Jolly replied:
“There’s a bigger issue, whether this president is intellectually qualified to be President of the United States.”
Clearly surprised by the remark, Harlow asked:
“You’re saying he’s not smart enough? That’s quite a charge.”
Jolly said it was clear to him that Trump has virtually no knowledge or understanding of domestic or foreign policy, adding:
“I think he’s learning about his own health care bill listening to you and Chris in the morning. He does not practice in details, nor understands the finer points of domestic or foreign policy. When he throws out a wiretap charge, what does that mean? We know he’s lying about that, but he doesn’t understand what a FISA court is. He doesn’t understand that he just made an allegation of a felony, he doesn’t understand that he’s crippling the United States on a world stage. That speaks to more than credibility, that speaks to intellect.”
Former Pennsylvania Senator and longtime Trump butt-kisser Rick Santorum expressed outrage at what Jolly had just said, commenting:
“Well, I just think it’s an absurd claim to suggest that the president doesn’t have the intellect to be president. President Trump has run a multi-billion dollar organization. He ran the most, I would say, historic campaign from the standpoint of coming out from nowhere to be elected president.”
Trump ran an organization, parts of which went bankrupt on multiple occasions. How successful does that sound? And as for the historic campaign, if he had help from the Russians, that invalidates the result and requires a new election and the impeachment of the head of state.
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