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In other words, a Cloudcuckoolander has massive knowledge and understanding of the workings of the universe, but a poor way of communicating that to everyone else.Unfortunately, when they are smart, nobody else is, and when they are not, everybody else is.


They often come off as naive, innocent and Sarcasm-Blind, so when they suddenly come up with snarky quips and witticisms, it may be one of the first indications that they are much more insightful than they seem (or even deliberately pretend) to be."I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI," the president tweeted on Saturday. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. " Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser in February, when news surfaced that Flynn had spoken to Kislyak about US sanctions on Russia on December 29 — the same day that the sanctions were imposed by President Barack Obama. So, it certainly would have been OK with me if he did it.Trump told reporters at the time that he had been forced to fire Flynn because he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about those conversations. I would have directed him to do it if I thought he wasn’t doing it.They are far more likely to be Plucky Comic Relief.Maybe he's one of Those Two Guys or the crazy member of the Comic Trio.If Trump knew that Flynn was in the FBI's crosshairs when he asked former FBI Director James Comey, whom he later fired, to consider "letting Flynn go" the day after Flynn resigned, that could dramatically bolster the obstruction case federal prosecutors are building against him.

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go," Trump told Comey on February 14, according to Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June. I hope you can let this go.""This tweet certainly contributes to the case.

They may have an argument with themselves for fun, make points in an argument with no basis in logic or reality, or tell rambling stories that have nothing to do with the point they're trying to make.

They make totally unintentional double entendres, and are great for Getting Crap Past the Radar.

But the White House gave no indication at the time that it knew Flynn had lied to the FBI in a January interview about those conversations — a federal crime that Flynn pleaded guilty to on Friday. I didn’t direct him, but I would have directed him because that’s his job." Trump's tweet on Saturday appears to indicate that Trump was aware Flynn had lied to the FBI when he departed the administration in February.

It also seems out of line with what a person close to White House counsel Don Mc Gahn told the New York Times on Friday, which is that when former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates warned him about Flynn in January, she did not mention that Flynn had committed a federal crime.

Sometimes also called "Space Case" or "Space Cadet", or plain old "Strange," a cuckoo clock chime is used as an indicator of one.