Hollywood is weighing in on Twitter on Saturday after President Donald Trump defended his “mental stability” and called himself “not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!”
“When Trump tweeted ‘I am a very stable genius’ this morning the 25th Amendment literally jumped out of the Constitution,” Albert Brooks tweeted, while Mindy Kaling just wrote, “Hahahahahaha,” alongside a meme about her character from “The Office.”
The president launched his Twitter storm on Saturday to defend his mental capacity and fitness for office in the wake of questions raised by senior White House officials in Michael Wolff’s explosive new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
“Throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” the POTUS wrote.
“I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star …to President of the United States (on my first try),” he wrote, neglecting to mention his short-lived bid for the presidential nomination of the Reform Party in 2000. “I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!”
See Hollywood’s reactions to Trump’s statement below.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) January 6, 2018
A not-funny person: “I’m funny!”
A total racist: “I give everyone shit equally!”
A boring person: “Strap in ‘cuz I am OUT there!”
A homophobe: “*I* have zero problems with gays, but the Bible says…”
An unstable cretin: “I am a st
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 6, 2018
The only true stable genius has to be Mr. Ed., who talks in more complex sentences than the current occupier of the Whitehouse.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 6, 2018
Obama won on his first try AND won the popular vote. Also won a Nobel, shepherded economic recovery & secured healthcare for millions.
You lost on your first try (Reform Party in 2000), lost the popular vote to Hillary & tanked Trumpcare. Also, you crazy.
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) January 6, 2018
“That’s what I do is I do things proper.” Donald J. Trump – president of the United States (and very stable genius)
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) January 6, 2018
When Trump tweeted “I am a very stable genius“ this morning the 25th Amendment literally jumped out of the Constitution.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) January 6, 2018
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) January 6, 2018
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 6, 2018
I’m smart! pic.twitter.com/G8WxhCwUCj
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 6, 2018
😣Trump, Defending His Mental Fitness, Says He’s a ‘Very Stable Genius’ – The New York Times https://t.co/u0YH45ySld
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) January 6, 2018
Imagine if Churchill started saying he was a stable genius, we would INSTANTLY think he'd gone mad. Rather, KNOW he'd gone mad. To me, everything Trump says can be translated as a deep cry for help from a terrified little boy.
— Miranda Hart (@mermhart) January 6, 2018
Ask every single Republican member of Congress whether they think Trump is “a very stable genius.”
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) January 6, 2018
This only way this tweet could be less reassuring would be if it was in macaroni letters glued to the inside cover of a Highlights magazine. https://t.co/iL4UybbStF
— David Simon (@AoDespair) January 6, 2018
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) January 6, 2018
Who is writing this stuff, David Mamet? Who's directing it, Julie Taymor? This is new. This isn't a political script, it's a theatrical one.This is not Trump himself in his own voice or Trump allowing himself to be fig-leafed by some lesser Ted Sorensen.
— Mimi Kramer (@nhmeems) January 6, 2018