Donald Trump – Adult Functional Illiterate?
Having had the sad misfortune of having had to work with adult functional illiterates in my work life, I have noticed that they will always try to dominate any conversation. It is all about them and their opinion of anything. It is all noise and no content. And never try to shove a memo in their face to read and if they are your boss, you get a loud and almost violent response to trying to show the facts that they cannot read above first or second grade levels at best. Some may be undiagnosed dyslexics btw.
They watch TV or listen heavily to radio (talk radio) to get their news of the world from and not hardcopy newspapers. I notice of late that every major Internet news source wants to shove a video clip in your face to watch instead of let you read at your own pace the news articles. We know from Donald Trump’s interview that his foreign policy knowledge is watching “the shows” or Cable TV news programs which are greatly wanting in real news or real policy content.
Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer the other night on the Bill Maher show related the story of his father, a New York real estate mogul having a meeting with Donald Trump twenty odd years ago and the old man’s main impression walking away from that meeting was that Trump had not read a book in twenty years, meaning since leaving college, which of course is par for course with a lot of diploma factory college graduates in this country.
College in America or the new Global Culture does not instill a love of knowledge but rather a competition to get the highest overall point average like some sports game. Winning is the only thing.
But back to the Donald, today a flamboyant, extroverted or seemingly a narcissist, that his fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania, an ivy league school, do not remember Wallflower Donald who blended into the background of college and of course they do not, cannot swear, who sat next to them in class or with whom they took their final exams with. Whatever.
I, however, must express my opinion, as I have done to HR departments in the past and state that I am not a professional expert but based on the circumstances at hand, IMO Donald Trump is an adult functional illiterate.
That he will as POTUS have to depend on others in the White House to read Top Secret Foreign Policy Papers and trust, probably from his children, the meaning of what all the words in those papers mean to him and his agenda and or what those words in those papers mean for the greater good of the American Republic.