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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has again branded himself a "stable genius" while touting himself as "superb" in a Thursday tweet mocking some of the leading Democratic candidates in the hope of overthrowing him.
In the midst of the tweet storm that covered everything from the census to the pledge of allegiance, Trump said all media would support him "at some point, one way or another" . He made this prediction on the basis of his belief that they "would quickly withdraw from their business for lack of credibility or public approval" when "I will definitely leave office in six years or perhaps ten or fourteen years (I kidding) "
He then used his favorite insults for former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg and Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. beautiful and intelligent, a true stable genius! "
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Trump has been repeatedly presented as a "stable genius". He used this term for the first time in January 2018 in response to concerns about his mental inadequacy, which were magnified after the publication of "Fire and Fury: Inside the White House" by Michael Wolff. The book contained quotes from government officials who had questioned Trump's cognitive abilities, including former White House strategist Steve Bannon, who had stated that Trump "had lost ".
"In fact, throughout my life, my two greatest strengths have been mental stability and being very smart," Trump told Twitter. He added that being elected president "on my first try" should "be qualified as unintelligent, but genius … and a very stable genius at that!"
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The president used this phrase again in May after House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she hoped for "an intervention" for Trump and worried about her well-being after abruptly leaving a meeting with the democrats. Pelosi said Trump had "rocked" but Trump said he had been "extremely calm" and qualified as "extremely stable genius".
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