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10/30/2014 11:52 am ET Updated Oct 30, 2014

Bobby Jindal Isn't Sure Whether Obama Is A 'Smart Man'

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) attacked President Barack Obama's intelligence on Tuesday, claiming Obama deserves a tuition refund from Harvard since he didn't learn "a darned thing while he was there."

The possible presidential contender made the comments while addressing a gathering of conservatives at a rally for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in Louisville.

"There's actually one lawsuit I'm happy to endorse. You see we have gotten so used to saying we have a constitutional scholar in the White House, we've gotten so used to saying we have a smart man as president. But I'm beginning to wonder if that's really true," Jindal said, according to video posted by the Louisville Courier-Journal.

"I'm beginning to wonder what did he really learn in three years at Harvard Law School," he added. "The lawsuit I'm willing to endorse? I think he should sue Harvard Law School to get his tuition money back. I don't think he learned a darned thing while he was there."

This isn't the first time Jindal has lamented the state of Obama's mind. Earlier this year, the governor said that recent events in Ukraine should make the country "revisit that notion" that the president is an intelligent man.

"While the president of Russia is using military force to invade neighboring countries, our president is reducing the size of our military and boasting about the record number of Americans on food stamps," he wrote in a National Review editorial. "Obama conveys weakness to our allies and our enemies, but wise presidents have always understood that American weakness leads to violence, American strength to stability."

In his speech on Tuesday, Jindal also said Obama's presidency has been worse than that of former President Jimmy Carter because he is the "first president ever to occupy the White House who does not believe in American exceptionalism."

"With President Obama you've got a unique level of incompetence and extreme liberal ideology," he added.

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