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Though 'One of Great Memories of All Time,' Trump Can't Think of Anything 'Uncivil' He Might Ever Have Done

In latest bizarre press avail, president brags about his "intelligence" and Ivy League education while blaming media for those who think poorly of his behavior

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One to depart from the White House on October 25, 2017 in Washington D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

In a wide-ranging question and answer session with the press Wednesday in which he rambled about his "intelligence" and claimed he has "one of the great memories of all time," President Donald Trump insisted that the media—and not his own behavior—is responsible for the widespread perception that he is "uncivil" and unfit to serve as president.

"I think the press makes me more uncivil than I am," Trump said just before taking off to a fundraiser in Dallas, Texas. "People don't understand: I went to an Ivy League college. I was a nice student. I did very well. I'm a very intelligent person."



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Trump also insisted that he was "really nice" to Myeshia Johnson—the widow U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson—in their recent phone conversation. In an interview earlier this week, Myeshia Johnson said claims that Trump was disrespectful during the call are accurate.

In related news, a Poltico/Morning Consult poll out Wednesday revealed that a majority of Americans agree that the words "dishonest," "unstable," and "reckless" all accurately describe the president.

The survey, however, did not identify exactly how respondents arrived at forming such opinions.

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