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Who do you think has a higher IQ — Trump, or someone who chose to work for Trump?

President Trump picked a fight with Senator Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), chiding him for not seeking a third term because he “didn’t have the guts.” Corker blasted back in an incendiary interview, which ranged from wild (“Trump may be setting the U.S. on the path to World War III”) to deadly (the administration is “a reality show . . . like he’s doing The Apprentice or something”). Trump acolyte–emeritus Stephen Bannon jumped in with a call for Corker to resign. Corker is not our beau ideal; his tenure chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be best known for his undercutting the opposition to the Iran deal. But the best evidence for Corker’s picture of an uncontrolled president is Trump himself, tweeting impulsively and dishonestly (Trump said Corker decided against running again after begging for his endorsement and failing to get it; but it had already been reported that Trump had urged Corker to run). Trump thinks he’s being Ali, when too often he’s only Bundini Brown.

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