What Is Donald Trump's IQ? How smart is Donald Trump? Trump I.Q. Test

President Trump says he’s a genius. Sometimes people even say it for him. So, What Is Donald Trump's IQ?

Some have speculated Trump's IQ could be in the 120-150 range.

Research suggests that people with high IQ scores are more likely to have mood disorders, and a higher risk factor of ‘psychological overexcitabilities’ – perhaps that explains the behaviour of the man in the White House.

What Is Donald Trump's IQ?

We know that Trump has a high IQ, possibly even higher than mine if I’m being modest, because he never shuts up about it. In 2013, for example, he tweeted: “I’m a very compassionate person (with a very high IQ) with strong common sense.” He followed these pearls of wisdom with another tweet, a month later, saying: “Sorry losers and haters, but my IQ is one of the highest – and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault.” In fact, he has tweeted about his IQ at least 22 times. In October, he also responded to reports that the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, had called him a “moron” by telling Forbes that he would beat Tillerson in an IQ test.

My IQ is extremely, almost embarrassingly, high. I’ve never actually taken an IQ test, mind you, but my educated guess is that, if I did, my score would be whatever is the highest possible. No doubt your IQ is lower than mine, but please don’t feel stupid or insecure because of this, it’s not your fault. You’re probably just born that way. And you know what? Thank your lucky stars and subpar genetic makeup that you don’t bear the burden of brilliance like I have to. Being incredibly intelligent is a curse. This is not just one of the many astute observations I have every day, by the way, it is a fact recently confirmed by science.

Trump’s IQ is clearly well above average. He has been successful in multiple, complex domains, each of which were quite difficult. He’s very stress-resistant. He’s no dummy.”

How smart is Donald Trump?

These self-selected participants of “very superior intelligence” (IQ 120-140; the mean IQ score is 100) generally gave Trump high marks. “While he lacks common sense, or might seem like an idiot, I wouldn’t say he has the IQ of an idiot,” Denis Matie wrote. “My educated guess would be between 110-120.”

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“You’re an F-ing genius,” someone wrote to him on Twitter in 2013. “I.Q. tests confirm!” Trump replied. In fact, he wrote this weekend, his lifetime of success in business, TV and politics “would qualify as not smart, but genius . . . and a very stable genius at that!”

“You can take the smartest kid at Wharton, the one who gets straight As and has a 170 IQ,” Trump wrote with his co-author in 2009, “and if he doesn’t have the instincts, he’ll never be a successful entrepreneur.”

“Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.” - Samuel Goldwyn

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2013

A few years later, Trump challenged his secretary of state to an IQ test. He has claimed on Twitter to test “much higher” than Obama, who Simonton said is “obviously far more intelligent,” or George W. Bush.

If the 2006 study is correct, beating Bush might not be much of an achievement.

“Ever since George W. Bush was elected to the presidency, questions have emerged about his general intelligence,” Simonton wrote, noting the president’s infamous tied tongue. Rest assured, the psychologist concluded, “Bush is definitely intelligent.”

But not as smart as nearly every other president.

With an estimated IQ between 111 and 139, Bush was fourth-lowest on the list. He ranked just above Warren G. Harding, James Monroe and the much-maligned Ulysses S. Grant, who came in dead last with an IQ no higher than 130.

It wasn’t that Bush was necessarily dumber, Simonton explained, but he scored particularly badly on one of his metrics: curiosity.

“Despite being the scion of an elite family with worldwide connections, Bush’s hobbies appear limited to not much more than running, fishing, and baseball,” the psychologist wrote, quoting from a news article. “It would seem that the younger Bush does not make the impression of having wide interests or of being especially artistic, curious, sophisticated, complicated, and insightful,” he added.

We note that Bush has since taken up painting. Maybe it’s time for a retest.

Let’s take a quick look at which presidents Simonton labeled as the smartest and the dumbest, and how well Trump compares.

The smartest US presidents

James Garfield 20th president of the United States Party: Republican Estimated IQ: 141.5
Theodore Roosevelt 26th president of the United States Party: Republican Estimated IQ: 142.275
John Adams 2nd president of the United States Party: Federalist Estimated IQ: 142.5
Jimmy Carter     39th president of the United States Party: Democrat Estimated IQ: 145.1
Woodrow Wilson 28th president of the United States Party: Democratic Estimated IQ: 145.1
Bill Clinton 42nd president of the United States Party: Democratic Estimated IQ: 148.8
John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States Party: Democratic Estimated IQ: 150.65
Thomas Jefferson 3rd president of the United States Party: Democratic-Republican Estimated IQ: 153.75
John Quincy Adams 6th president of the United States Party: Democratic-Republican Estimated IQ: 168.75