Trump’s Response to Being Called ‘Uncivil’ Literally Makes No Sense at All

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Think about the nicest person you know. What is it about them that makes them so nice?

It could be that they’re super thoughtful and selfless and are always looking for ways to make the world a better place.

According to our president, though, it’s none of those things. Instead, he believes that the college you attend has a huge effect on how nice of a person you are.

That the impromptu press conference was held at all was kind of bizarre, but the things Trump chose to say during that press conference were on a whole ‘nother level. He talked about the ongoing controversy about his phone call with a military widow. He talked about Senator Jeff Flake. He talked about uranium and Watergate.

“I think the press makes me more uncivil than I am. You know, people don’t understand. I went to an Ivy League college, ” said Trump, who graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. “I was a nice student, I did very well, I’m a very intelligent person. […] I think the press creates a different image of Donald Trump than the real person.”

What does attending an Ivy League school have to do with being a civil person? It’s almost as if he had nothing else to point to as proof that he’s civil. Surprise, surprise. Trump did not elaborate on his perceived correlation between education and civility.

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln “I know words. I have the best words.” – Donald Trump Need we say more?  

First of all, do you know what makes someone a civil person? Humility. Something that Donald Trump does not have much of (despite that whole Ivy League education thing. Weird how that works out, right?). Secondly, about that great memory…

Donald Trump claims not to remember which doctor diagnosed him with bone spurs (allowing him to dodge the Vietnam draft). He doesn’t remember which heel the bone spurs were in. He doesn’t remember when the bone spurs stopped bothering him. He appeared to forget that his wife Melania was standing right next to him in Florida. He also appeared to forget to get into a car that was waiting for him — literally, right in front of him. During a deposition regarding Trump University, he didn’t even remember saying that he had one of the best memories in the world. It appears that Trump’s Ivy League education may leave a bit to be desired.