Donald Trump is an absurdly self-centered oaf who couldn’t think of someone other than himself even if he were a character in a body-swapping movie where he had to live as a regular person until he learned how to be less of a jackass, so it’s not surprising that he seems to think everything he does or says is brilliant and unique while everyone who criticizes him is a liar or a fraud. Trump’s brilliance was once again on display in a recent interview with Twitter comedian Mike Huckabee, during which Trump apparently took credit for inventing the word “fake.” He referred to it as “one of the greatest of all terms” that he’s come up with, and though acknowledged that “other people have used it, perhaps, over the years,” it’s not something he ever noticed.
According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of the word “fake” came in 1627, which means there are two possible explanations for Trump’s claim: He’s either an immortal demon who has been living in the shadows of civilization for centuries as he tries to doom mankind and destroy the planet, or—as one man said—he’s just a fucking moron. Both seem equally likely and equally appealing, so it’s really impossible to say which one is the truth.
Whatever’s really going on in the dark mass of tentacles that Trump calls a brain, the Toronto Star has pulled together some other highlights from his Huckabee interview, including his assertion that the Las Vegas shooter was “probably smart” even if he was a “sick person,” that he thinks it’s beneath the office of the president to worry about healthcare, that he enjoys meeting with people in hurricane-ravaged areas because it makes him feel good, and that the paper towels he threw at Puerto Ricans recently were “beautiful” and “soft.”
You can see the full interview below, but it’s a Sunday and you shouldn’t feel obligated to subject yourself to it.