Trump and his Amazing Memory

There’s a law of unintended consequences and Donald Trump has recently stumbled thigh-deep into it. This is the (present) US president a few days’ ago: “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.” 

I was going to keep his comments at that, but the whole thing is so priceless I feel compelled to share all:

“Like a memory question. It’s like, you’ll go: Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV,” the president said. “So they say, ‘Could you repeat that?’ So I said, ‘Yeah. It’s: Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.'”

“Then, ten minutes, 15, 20 minutes later they say, ‘Remember that first question… Give us that again.”

“And you go: ‘Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.'”

“And they say ‘that’s amazing. How did you do that?'”

“I do it because I have, like, a good memory,” Trump continued. “Because I’m cognitively there.” 

When you think you have to prove to people that you have a capacity for remembering five words, and boast of being able to do so – “Because I’m cognitively there” – you know there is a wheel spinning loose somewhere.

Of course, Trump intends his fire to vaporise Joe Biden, whom he calls ‘Sleepy Joe’. Biden has been hunkering down in his basement, figuring you don’t want to distract a man who’s intent on revealing himself as a mental pygmy, especially when you’re comfortably ahead on all polls.

Just a couple of final. Thoughts.

  1. Having a good memory doesn’t mean you’re smart.
  2. But having a decent memory is a necessary part of being smart .
  3. Boasting of your ability to rhyme off random words and declare this as important shows there’s something insecure and stupid going on in your head.

We’ve been through a lot.  Brexit, Covid, B Johnson, an economy on its knees, a police officer killing a black man by kneeling on his neck.  But if in a few months’ time, the American people were to wake up and eject the crazed narcissist in the White House, it’d make so many of our other woes more bearable.

Say a decade of the rosary, someone…

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