US President Donald Trump on Thursday repeated his claim that he is a “very stable genius.”
Trump boasted of his intellectual prowess at a surprise press conference in Brussels at which he announced NATO member nations had caved to his demands by making significant pledges to increasing defense spending.
When asked by a reporter whether he would be contradicting his statements when he begins to tweet after boarding Air Force One, the president responded: “That’s other people that do that. I don’t. I’m very consistent. I’m a very stable genius.”
This is not the first time the US leader has heaped praise on his own intellect.
In January he described himself as “not smart, but genius… and a very stable genius at that,” following the release of a bombshell book that called into doubt his mental health.
In a series of tweets at the time, Trump said that “throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames.
“I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. 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!”