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Eric Zorn: Is Trump smarter than those whose brainpower he criticizes? Let's find out!

It seemed racist - didn't it? - when President Donald Trump blasted out a tweet Friday night insulting the intelligence of two prominent African-Americans:

"Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon," wrote Trump of the NBA superstar and the CNN talk show host. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."

This was one day after Trump spoke to a rally in Pennsylvania and, for the umpteenth time, ripped Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who is black, as having

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