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Trump: I’m ‘Like, Really Smart,’ a ‘Very Stable Genius’

President Trump boasted of his “two greatest assets” on Twitter early Saturday, saying he is known for his “mental stability” and “being, like, really smart.” The president began his early-morning tweet storm by slamming the “fake news mainstream media” for scrutinizing his “mental stability and intelligence.” “I went from VERY successful businessman to top TV star to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius … and a very stable genius at that!” The president’s self affirmations appear to be in response to Michael Wolff’s upcoming book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Citing White House insiders and Trump aides, the book paints a picture of utter dysfunction under Trump, who is said to alarm some aides with habits described in the book as signs of low intelligence and mental instability.