Says WaPo's Peter W. Stevenson, using the infuriating — and taboo on some websites — intro "Um."
When NBC's Matt Lauer asked Donald Trump on Wednesday night about the classified intelligence briefings he now receives as a major-party candidate for president, Trump was careful not to divulge anything he's learned so far. But he did say he learned one thing that surprised him: That the intelligence officials briefing him "were not happy" because "our leaders did not follow what they were recommending."Um, consider the possibility that you are the stupid one. Oh, the supercilious elite! How about trying to understand why Trump has been successful? Do you really think people don't have aptitude — varying aptitude — for reading other people and knowing what they are really thinking?
How did Trump come to that conclusion? By reading the body language of those intelligence officials.
"You know, I'm pretty good with the body language," he assured the audience. Um, what?