In politics, we expect those with power and authority to be icons of triumph and wisdom. Sadly, many of our leaders who had sky-high IQ scores lacked the wit and sensibility to avoid terrible political blunders. At least their antics – involving corruption, adultery, suspicious policies, and clandestine gun deals – can now serve as popular (though controversial) dinner-party topics.
Our curiosity for controversy has led us into a massive rabbit hole of historical research, as we questioned how intelligent these leaders really were? Instead of getting engrossed in the current media circus of the White House, we’re taking a break to pave the way for a fascinating examination of the IQs of America’s presidents. If you think it would take Albert Einstein’s caliber to rule one of the most powerful nations in the world, think twice. Think what you will of President Trump, but the man certainly isn’t an Einstein-level genius. But the big question is – how does Trump’s IQ compare to leaders’ past? Read on to find out.