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Conspiracy Theory: Is Trump illiterate?

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Hiku said:
Bandorr said:

I did watch it. My main objection is to the word. Clearly he can read. I think he doesn't like to read. It isn't TV.  If fox news comes out with a book he may read that.

I also think he may have severe attention focus problem.  Thus the reason charts and short pages.

Plus there is a good chance he has no clue what he is reading. I'm not sure he was even qualified to run a reality show so I wouldn't be surprised if most of the information flies over his head.

That said it is a very good parody of the anti-hilary stuff. It is actually well researched and editted.

So yeah I guess if they didn't go "illiterate" or "can't read" I wouldn't have been as angry as I was.

Well there are several videos. I wasn't refering so much to the first one, as that was a parody/satire. Although it did include some things that were shown in the other videos.
I think a curious part was when the court asked him to read a few paragraphs. It's one thing if you don't like to read. Then you avoid doing it at your leisure. But when you have to read, you do it. Like when you sign executive orders. That's obviously very important. Well in response to the revelation that Steve Bannon was given general level clearance for  foreign policy inteligence briefings, because it was part of an excecutive order Trump signed, Trump said that he hadn't been fully briefed of the details of the executive order he signed.

I guess I would argue the "context" of illiterate. Like can't read vs can't read executive orders. I can easily see the words going over his head. Not understanding the language, having no clue what the words mean etc.  Not to mention I can easily see him getting lost and having to start over many times.

Illiterate refers to not being able to read, as opposed to not being able to read at an adult level.

Perhaps I am being picky.



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Bandorr said:

I guess I would argue the "context" of illiterate. Like can't read vs can't read executive orders. I can easily see the words going over his head. Not understanding the language, having no clue what the words mean etc.  Not to mention I can easily see him getting lost and having to start over many times.

Illiterate refers to not being able to read, as opposed to not being able to read at an adult level.

Perhaps I am being picky.

Oh I totally agree. I said in a post above that that I don't agree on the term illiterate being used to describe this.
I would have worded it as appear to have difficulties reading.



Slimebeast said:
He reads from the teleprompter all the time. Doesn't that count as reading?

Trump says he doesn't.



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While it's all fun&games, fact remains, that Trump has an Ivy League Master, turned his father's business into a Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire, has a loving family and just won the Presidency against the most established politician/media machine ever. How many people can claim a similar level of accomplishment? It reminds me of people calling the last Pres Odumbo or W an idiot with demonstrable evidence to the opposite.



I'd lean less towards difficulty reading, and more towards disinterest and possibly a short attention span. I.e. I'd imagine that he might have the same literacy level as anyone who's gone through school but reads virtually nothing outside what's required in school; nothing for recreation in other words. Now, might it lead to a certain feeling of 'rust?' That he can't read as quickly or effortlessly as someone who spends a great deal of time doing so, and so avoids anything too 'meaty?' Very possible.

His Black History Month speech was kind of telling, if you watched his eyes. Every time it was something about Black History, he'd read from the paper, at times picking it up outright. Occasional glance away for emphasis, but generally for just a word or two. But then he'd talk about his campaign, people who helped him in his campaign fake news, Fox being nice to him, etc and for the most part his eyes would off the paper. Excellent example being where his eyes were when he was talking about Martin Luther King Jr. vs. when he was talking about the incident with the bust of MLK's head. xP

Guy can read, he just seems to dislike it.



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Samantha Bee was being sarcastic. At the very beginning of the video, she says, 

 

“After seeing how easy and fun it is to take random scraps of evidence and spin them into ridiculous conspiracy theories, we decided to try it ourselves”

 

She was making fun of all those internet articles claiming that Hillary was wearing secret earpieces during the debates or had syphilis and other ludicrous arguments by taking tiny, insignicant bits of evidence and turning them into an equally ludicrous argument against Trump. 



numberwang said:
While it's all fun&games, fact remains, that Trump has an Ivy League Master, turned his father's business into a Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire, has a loving family and just won the Presidency against the most established politician/media machine ever. How many people can claim a similar level of accomplishment? It reminds me of people calling the last Pres Odumbo or W an idiot with demonstrable evidence to the opposite.

Let's see

1) He lied about graduating with honors. He didn't, and didn't even make the deans list.

2) You would (apparently) be surprised how easy it is to get into, and graduate from any school when your daddy is super rich.

3) He didn't turn anything into anything, and that is after getting a 10 milion "loan" from his dad.

and 4) With so many, many, MANY reports about Russia interfering from before election to even now, along with with the help of wikileaks, FBI, and going up a very questionable candidate.

The FBI rushed out to "leak" stuff about Hilary's letter and what did we find out the day before the election? Absolutely nothing. Yet where is the FBI now?



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I think he's probably an undiagnosed dyslexic. My father-in-law is basically the same. Very intelligent person, knowledgable, creative. But hates to read because he is dyslexic but it was never diagnosed when he was a child and so he never got the educational support dyslexics need.

I would not be surprised at all if DJT is the same.

So illiterate? No. Has a reading disorder, that makes reading an unpleasent and difficult task? Probably. Makes him unsuited to be president because of dyslexia? No.

Below normal eyesight too maybe.



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Bad eyesight sounds much more likely and logical. Conspiracy theorists really like to grasp at straws.



Yeah, I don't think it's a conspiracy...at all.