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Could Donald Trump Really Be This Dumb?

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President of the United States Donald Trump speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Former President Donald Trump has posted to Truth Social claims that the Georgia grand jury investigating his potential involvement in attempts to overthrow the 2020 election has exonerated him.

“Thank you to the Special Grand Jury in the Great State of Georgia for your Patriotism & Courage. Total exoneration. The USA is very proud of you!!!” Trump wrote. “The long awaited important section of the Georgia report, which do not even mention President Trump’s name, have nothing to do with the President because President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong.”

Trump continued: “The President participated in two perfect phone calls regarding election integrity in Georgia, which he is entitled to do – in fact, as President, it was President Trump’s Constitutional duty to ensure election safety, security, and integrity…President Trump will always keep fighting for true and honest elections in America!” 

How can Donald Trump be this dumb? Where is his legal teams? The problem of course is that the Georgia Special Grand Jury has done no such thing.

The grand jury’s findings so far

We don’t yet know the grand jury’s ultimate decision: whether to charge Trump criminally. And Donald Trump doesn’t know either, so his post about being totally exonerated is pure nonsense. 

What we do know is that the grand jury found, unanimously, that Georgia’s 2020 presidential vote was kosher, that the vote had not been fraudulent as Trump and his team had claimed.

“The grand jury heard extensive testimony on the subject of alleged election fraud from poll workers, investigators, technical experts, and State of Georgia employees and officials, as well as from persons still claiming that such fraud took place,” an excerpt from the grand jury report said.

“We find by a unanimous vote that no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 presidential election that could result in overturning the election.” 

We also know that the grand jury believes some of its witnesses committed perjury.

“A majority of the grand jury believes that perjury may have been committed by one or more witnesses testifying before it,” the grand jury report said. “The grand jury recommends that the district attorney seek appropriate indictments for such crimes where the evidence is compelling.”

Again, nothing about an exoneration. 

Twitter reacts to Donald Trump and that claim

Predictably, Twitter blew up at Trump’s claim of being exonerated.

Rob Reiner, a liberal activist who also happens to be a filmmaker responsible for a few of the best movies ever made (i.e., Stand By Me, This Is Spinal Tap, Misery, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally) weighed in. “Georgia Grand Jury says looks like members of Trump’s inner circle committed perjury. And Trump’s claim of voter fraud was nonexistent. Trump claims he was totally exonerated. As always Trump is full of s***,” Reiner wrote.   

“As dumb as [Trump] is, even he knows this is BS. But he is cunning enough to know the cultists will buy it,” attorney Ron Filipkowski wrote. And that’s probably true. Trump knows he hasn’t been exonerated in any way shape or form; his claim of exoneration is obviously calculating, it serves some purposes, at least in Trump’s mind.

At minimum Trump has succeeded in riling up liberal Twitter, which Trump knows is a win.

Few things endear Trump to his base like the way liberals hate Trump. If there’s one thing we can give credit to Donald Trump for, it’s understanding what his base wants and giving it to them.

So, as absurd as Trump’s claim of total exoneration seems, as absurd as it is, there is likely a calculating reason behind it.

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Harrison Kass is the Senior Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, Harrison joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison holds a BA from Lake Forest College, a JD from the University of Oregon, and an MA from New York University. Harrison listens to Dokken.

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Harrison Kass is a Senior Defense Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, he joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison has degrees from Lake Forest College, the University of Oregon School of Law, and New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. He lives in Oregon and regularly listens to Dokken.



  1. Jim

    February 18, 2023 at 8:17 am

    He is not dumb. This is a legal ploy to lure someone from the grand jury to respond, allowing his “lawyers “ to scream about prejudicial procedures by the DA

  2. Rick

    February 18, 2023 at 10:08 am

    Fat boy is dumb as dirt. An intelligent person with so many skeletons in the closet would lay low, but porky thinks he’s smarter than everyone else…as he continues to run his big mouth.

  3. Rick

    February 18, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Great movies? Don’t forget to add Princess Bride!

  4. K dikeman

    February 18, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    I don’t even have to read this to know he’s “dumb”….
    Also demented, delusional, and narcissistic.

  5. Rob

    February 18, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    ““Georgia Grand Jury says looks like members of Trump’s inner circle committed perjury.” From what I read that was the only likely criminal referral that the Grand Jury will make. Trump did not testify to the Grand Jury, therefore Trump will not be indicted.

  6. Mario

    February 21, 2023 at 11:56 am

    trump is nothing more than a criminal

  7. Pierre Sutphin

    February 24, 2023 at 11:18 am

    Thank God we have Bidden for a president, otherwise we couldn’t have high inflation, or border crossings to tax our public services and Border Patrol, or leaving people in Afghanistan, or depending on countries like Venezuela for oil instead of using our resources. The writer of this article is certainly not biased!

  8. Phyllis

    February 24, 2023 at 11:43 am

    In one word. YES. He is also the biggest liar, conman, grifter, thief, narcissist….I see an orange jumpsuit in his future to match his orange hair that will fade to grey.

  9. Joseph Donald Nanashee

    February 24, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Trump is as “oily” as an old car, he will find some way of getting out of this as he has done all his life. them only way he will ever be confined, is when he’s in his coffin. he will be scamming people (anyone who will believe him) until he dies from his lifestyle and ambergayses!

  10. George

    February 24, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    Yes, he is that dumb! He is beyond dumb. That’s why he lies: he thinks the rest of us are dumb too, and when he is easily unmasked, he lies again and again.

  11. Mark K Wheeler

    February 25, 2023 at 11:25 am

    What kind of Question is that ?
    Of course he’s Dumb…
    He’s as DUMB as a DOORKNOB !!!

  12. roy tozer

    February 25, 2023 at 11:38 am

    If President Trump is so dumb why did we have the best economy, lowest interest rates, low inflation, and cheap gas? what we have now is the dumbest and most corrupt administration in Biden ever, and the dumb morons that voted for him are to blame.

  13. nonya

    February 25, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    TDS is strong with you all…

  14. dave fergusonw2ed

    February 25, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    trump is 30 steps Infront of everyone we are watching everyone fall who’s names on Jeffrey Elstens logs book over 3/4 of our government. judges dark web shows everything

  15. Gerald Kenneth Brodnik

    February 25, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Why this guy named trump still walking around free, scared, and still lies and talk falsehoods to please his ??????Mind??????. Too much news coverage of a criminal… Heck,,,, Jim Jones got trump beat… Kool Aid time

  16. WJZ

    February 26, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    He’s saying it because his followers are all ‘special needs’ and won’t question this lie

  17. DLong

    February 27, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Trump is anything but dumb. He can form a sentence, speak and climb steps. You, on the other hand, very well may be.

  18. Rhiannon G

    February 27, 2023 at 11:50 am

    You know what’s dumb? Your headline-why don’t you grow up and do real journalism. So sick of this kind of reporting-disrespectful and divisive.

  19. Rob

    February 27, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    As dumb as Trump is, and he is, your editor should take a look at these two sentences: “How can Donald Trump be this dumb? Where is his legal teams? ”

    It is sort of ironic in this context.

  20. Anthony John Serra

    February 27, 2023 at 11:13 pm

    are you jealous or just stupid for asking a dumb question

  21. Luther Collins

    February 28, 2023 at 11:19 am

    His loyal base will might believe him, or not care; they will support him regardless of what he does or says.

  22. D

    February 28, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Speaking of dumb lmao, how do you write an article on a topic you blatantly know absolutely nothing about LMAO!! Thank you for helping further prove his innocence!

  23. joe

    February 28, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    Dopin Don Must be put in prison. He is a dumb ass stupid liar and a moron

  24. Joe Ramos

    March 1, 2023 at 12:08 am

    A wise person once said that ignorance is the source of hatred and the way to get rid of ignorance is self realization.Since most all pseudo intellectuals appear to be morons that have been educated beyond their intelligence, I will translate for you. You are too stupid to realize you are ignorant. This blind hate for PRESIDENT Trump is irrational and moron like. I remember what President Trump’s years did for America and what this senile pampered old puppet is doing to America. Common sense and objectivity appear to be lacking in this current socialist Regime. It is apparent that Puppet Biden is being led by mindless minions, both Damnocrats and Rhinos. Pelosi the wicked witch of America should be referred to as Mrs. President. If Biden still remembers the oath he took to protect our borders from all threats, foreign or domestic, then he should be tried for TREASON!!

  25. Alan C Kuntz

    March 1, 2023 at 1:05 am

    He’s not only a fat boy but dumber than a rock.

  26. Joe Ramos

    March 1, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    Alan, when you can’t attack a person for his accomplishments you resort to subjective personal attacks. What does that make you? You guessed it,dumber than 2 rocks. by subjective I mean the transference of your insecurities to make you feel a little more acceptable. I accept you for what you are, unacceptable.

  27. SA

    March 1, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    I don’t like Trump, either, but you progressive liberals are such hypocrites! I thought you were above things like fat shaming and making fun of peoples’ appearances, but that’s the most frequent critique here. And as far as intelligence – author, author – do you know how foolish you look when you call someone stupid, and then have a grammatical error in the following sentence? If anyone here is dumber than a box of rocks, it is you.

  28. Alan

    March 2, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    Anybody asked him why he announced this, probably because of uncertainty about Medicare distributions among Americans and other aliens!!!!!! The system is not perfect.

  29. Jacque Renoir

    March 2, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    The man, who is a constant prevaricator, egomaniac, thief, and failed dictator, needs no introduction. Therefore, dwell on other things rather than over emphasize the freak that our so-called “experts” took for granted. And do not forget the rarely mentioned evils that live after him– overspending, ignoring Covid, enhancing the racism in our country, hiring incompetents, nepotism, murder, etc.

  30. Jay Dee

    March 8, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Trump may be a vainglorious huckster poured from much the same mold as Theodore Roosevelt but dumb? He is anything but dumb. No, these legal battles are waged to set precedents to pursue the corrupt politicians infesting our local, state & federal governments. In the future, the Clinton, Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Feinstein and other crime families will be unable to avoid scrutiny by hiding behind claims of immunity.

    Why does the Deep State fear Trump? It fears Trump because he knows how to run large organizations. He is too rich to be easily bought. While certainly no angel, he avoided the Epstein kompromat operation and he can afford whole battalions of lawyers to defend himself as well as turn prosecutions into big government defeats.

    Few appreciate what Musk did at Twitter. Musk showed that 90% of the employees in large Progressive organizations are unnecessary. The Deep State is terrified that Trump will do the same with the federal government should he be reelected. To be clear, simply because Congress budgets the money does not mean that the President is obliged to spend it; while a president cannot create new laws or agencies or spend money not approved by Congress, the President can shut down agencies and programs that have failed in their mission. 50 years ago, Trump would have been assassinated by now. This generation is apparently too fastidious for wet work or Trump is once again ahead of their game or it could be that the Deep State rightly fears that once started it will roll onto them.

    Congress set a precedent by offering Richard Nixon a third term if he passed impeachment. Nixon never claimed this precedent but Trump could easily decide to claim this precedent if reelected to run for a third term. I could even see a future Congress doing a pro-forma impeachment to grant a president a third term. Think two more terms of Donald Trump followed by three terms of Ron DeSantis.

    What few appreciate is that our government has become so bloated that it is increasingly unable to perform it’s function. We’ve been so inundated with laws and regulations that it’s estimated that every private citizen commits 8 felonies a day. Congress participates in this nonsense because government unions give them a cut of the action; ostensibly for their reelection campaigns. This is ludicrous and has to end.

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