“How stupid are the people of Iowa? How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?"—Billionaire blowhard and GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump, on the life story of rival Ben Carson, quoted in Daniel Strauss, “Trump Gets Slap on the Wrist for Rant on ‘Stupid' Iowa Voters,” Politico, Nov. 13, 2015
The question, Mr. Trump, is not “how stupid” Iowa GOP primary voters are in believing Mr. Carson’s “crap” (or, indeed, that of other candidates), but how stupid they are in believing yours.
What a pity you couldn’t have lived in the 19th century, sir. Mark Twain could surely have found a place for you besides those con men plying their tricks among mid-American rustics, the “Duke” and the “Dauphin,” in Huckleberry Finn.