Speed Reads


Trump brags it only took him a short period to understand 'everything there was to know about health care'

President Trump possesses the amazing ability to learn everything there is to know about certain subjects in a short period of time. Among the things Trump claims he knows more about than anyone else are: social media, taxes, money, the U.S. system of government, Sen. Cory Booker, and the "horror of nuclear."

In a wide-ranging interview with Time, Trump added that it only took him a short period of time to become an expert on health care, too:

[Deal making in business and deal making in Washington are] never different. I think it's never different. It's always the same. You have to know your subject. And that would be the misconception of misconceptions for that. I mean, it's not that I — look, I always had health care for my company. But it's not that I — it was just something that wasn't high on my list. I had people that negotiated for my company.

But in a short period of time I understood everything there was to know about health care. And we did the right negotiating, and actually it's a very interesting subject. [Time]

But being president isn't a walk in the park. "I used to get the credit in business but [in politics] they want to belittle everything you do," Trump said. "Business is easier because you put something up, it's good, whatever. But politics is tough." Read Trump's interview at Time.