Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Ronald Madison has studied the brain of Republican presidential nomination front-runner Donald Trump and says it really is a “big, beautiful” specimen of human’s most important organ. “When Donald Trump compliments his own brain, he does so on good grounds,” says Madison, who studied Trump’s brain in 2013, when the real estate mogul went to the Mayo Clinic for tests.
Madison says Trump was complaining of “low energy” and wanted to rule out anything neurological, so he arranged to have a battery of tests done. “What I found was, of all the brains I’ve seen, Trump’s was certainly one of the biggest and most beautiful ever,” he says. “It’s a very good brain.”
Madison’s view corroborates Trump’s own account of his brain. Several times on the campaign trail, Trump has complimented his brain, calling it “big,” “beautiful,” and “good,” and saying he plans to rely on it as he develops his policy positions as president.
“I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things,” Trump said on the Morning Joe show in mid-March about who he turns to for foreign policy advice. “My primary consultant is myself.”
On other occasions, Trump has complimented his IQ, describing it as “one of the highest—and you all know it. Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault.”
Other characterizations of his brain have included the remarks, “I have a very good brain,” I have a “big, beautiful brain,” and “the country needs a president who has a big, big, big, beautiful fat brain.”
Madison says he has x-rays of Trump’s brain if anyone wants to see them. Contact him at the Mayo Clinic.
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