Donald Trump once asked me if I knew why he was so smart. He said he’s smart because people think he’s smart – he has the best developers from all over the world coming to him with projects, because they knew he can make the biggest and best of their ideas a reality. So he has the ability to take the very best that’s coming from the best, and put his name on it. In the end, it’s not about being smart, it’s about having the integrity not to skip over the best of the best in favor of the promoting your friends. It is recognizing that if you’re going to continue to enjoy this reputation for being smart, you have to work at it and keep it up.
-Rep. Charlie Rangel from And I Haven’t Had a Bad Day Since: From the Streets of Harlem to the Halls of Congress