Biden Sarcastically Mocks Trump, ‘The Smartest Man in the World’ Biden Sarcastically Mocks Trump, ‘The Smartest Man in the World’ – NTK Network

Biden Sarcastically Mocks Trump, ‘The Smartest Man in the World’

“I’m clearly not as smart as Trump, the smartest man in the world. But I have a relatively high IQ,” Biden said to a Washington audience Thursday.

By NTK Staff | 09.14.2018 @9:30am
Biden Sarcastically Mocks Trump, ‘The Smartest Man in the World’

Former vice president and potential 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden took a shot at President Donald Trump on Thursday, during a speech about labor issues and economic policy in Washington, D.C.

Biden, who has said he will make a decision about running for president for a third time by January, mocked Trump for his frequent references to his intellect.

In a wide-ranging speech in Washington on labor issues and economic policy, Biden told the audience that he had performed well on standardized tests as a student, then quipped: “I’m clearly not as smart as Trump, the smartest man in the world. But I have a relatively high IQ.”

Trump in January praised himself as a “very stable genius” and frequently boasted long before his 2016 presidential run that his IQ “is one of the highest.”

Apparently commenting on his own political prospects, Biden said that his potential candidacy is looking good because Republicans, and likely Trump specifically, looks so bad.

As he began his speech, Biden recounted a favorite saying of his father’s: “Don’t compare me to the almighty. Compare me to the alternative.”

“I guess that’s the only reason I’m looking okay these days — the alternative,” Biden said to laughs from the crowd.

Biden’s words seem to contradict his own message at Sen. John McCain’s Arizona funeral, in which he criticized the bitter partisanship that has gripped Washington, D.C. over the past few decades.

This is not the first debate about “smarts” that has involved Trump this week. Earlier, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said, “I think I could beat Trump…because I’m as tough as he is. I’m smarter than he is.”

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