I have argued since 2008 Obama is claimed to have much more intelligence than he has. Valerie Jarrett was running around claiming he was the smartest President ever. She was wrong. Once we get beyond obvious talking points, Obama is lost. Rather than being intelligent, he is mostly disinterested. He shows only cursory knowledge of issues and problems. He is prone to issuing the empty threats of the playground: "I will veto that bill", "Do not cross the 'red line'". This gets him into trouble when he is challenged. Then, he has to "put up or shut up", but he finds he is out of his depth. Russia and China re having fun playing with him.