The ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ host pointed to new revelations in the upcoming book The divider by Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker who argue that Trump’s attempts to buy Greenland from Denmark have gone much further than originally reported.
Officials in Greenland and Denmark had called the notion “ridiculous” and described it as evidence that Trump had “gone crazy”. Trump’s own advisers reportedly worked to steer him away from the idea, according to the book.
But Trump kept trying anyway, sometimes with truly absurd offers. The new book claimed that he even offered to trade Puerto Rico with Denmark for Greenland.
“He would make a trade, like it was fantasy football or something,” Kimmel said. “You know, a lot of attention is paid to Trump’s dangerousness and impulsiveness and vanity. Sometimes we forget, also very stupid, also not very bright.
Trump has repeatedly admitted that he really doesn’t like being called stupid and claimed his famous “person, woman, man, camera, television” cognitive test was meant to prove his intelligence.
The test does not measure intelligence but rather looks for signs of cognitive decline. As a result, it’s designed to be easy.
Trump later admitted it was “pretty hard” for him in the end and claimed that because he pulled it off, “Now they don’t call me stupid.”
As Kimmel’s Thursday night monologue showed, that’s just not true: