Trump once again dubs himself a ‘very stable genius’

President Donald Trump once again declared himself a “very stable genius” on Thursday, echoing a tweet he sent earlier this year that sparked an enormous mocking backlash online.

The president, speaking after a NATO summit in Brussels, made the comment when talking about his use of social media during a press conference. Specifically, the reporter asked if he would tweet things on Air Force One after leaving the summit that would contradict his public positions.

“No, that’s other people that do that. I don’t. I’m very consistent. I’m a very stable genius,” Trump said.

In January, Trump dubbed himself a “very stable genius” and “like, really smart” in a series of tweets where he lamented about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and pushed back against calls that he was mentally unfit to hold office.

“….Actually, 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…..,” he wrote, adding in another tweet: “….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 tweet was quickly mocked by people online, and after he resurfaced it again on Thursday, the jokes came quickly.

And despite the president’s insistence that “other people do that,” that’s exactly what he did just last month.


Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today,, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).