Trump’s View of Intelligence

Donald Trump has made a variety of statements about intelligence both during his election campaign and his short time in office. Calling himself a “really smart person” and claiming his Cabinet has the “highest IQ” ever, he has also stated he “loves the poorly educated” and found high levels of support amongst those without college degrees.

How can we interpret Trump’s attitude towards intelligence? 

Howard Gardner has commented on this issue for a recent guest post in Valerie Strauss’s “Answer Sheet” blog in The Washington Post

According to Gardner, Trump has endorsed a narrow view of intellectual ability, and his valorization of being under-educated is problematic and concerning.

Click here to read the piece via “Answer Sheet,” and share your own thoughts below.

A translation of the article has also appeared in Spanish and is available here.


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