DONALD Trump is continuing to stress how intelligent he is, while finding increasingly inarticulate ways of doing of so.
Trump said: ‘I’m like a really smart person’, in what experts described as ‘meta-stupidity’.
Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “Is the use of the word ‘like’ merely an inarticulate reflex, common among many English speakers?
“Or is he saying that he is ‘like a really smart person’, in that he shares the same attributes?
“He is essentially correct. Like many smart people, he has a nose, a pair of shoulders and a chin. Beyond that the similarities are less apparent.
“So we can conclude that he’s using the word ‘like’ in the same way that he might say, ‘I’m, like, really smart at constructing sentences’.”
Professor Brubaker added: “And, of course, it should go without saying that people who are ‘really smart’ tend not to go around pointing it out at every opportunity because it would make them sound incredibly stupid.”