Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones
If so, he's been in early-stage Alzheimer's for half a century.
I've always found the easiest answer to the question "Why does he act like an asshole?" to be "Because he's an asshole."
But he is mentally dysfunctional.
From the POINT at CNN:
In the space of 48 hours, Donald Trump has:
Retweeted three anti-Muslim videos from a far-right group based in Britain.
Sent two tweets not only using the firing of NBC's Matt Lauer to bash so-called "fake news" but also to spread innuendo about NBC News head Andy Lack and "Morning Joe" anchor Joe Scarborough.
Called Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" at an event honoring Navajo code talkers.
Not denied repeated reports that he now believes the "Access Hollywood" tape is somehow fake and that President Barack Obama may not have been born in this country.
Attacked congressional Democratic leaders and insisted he would blame them for a government shutdown.
Delivered a statement about North Korea's latest missile launch.
Spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping over the phone.
Now. Trump is someone who prides himself on a sort of everywhere-all-at-once approach to governance. He throws lots and lots of things at the wall every day -- through tweets, public statements and policy maneuvers.
Even with all that said, the last few days Trump feels even more unmoored than usual. More erratic. More wild.
"Something is unleashed with him lately," Times reporter Maggie Haberman said on CNN Wednesday. "I don't know what is causing it, I don't know how to describe it."
What's most concerning about all that is the fact that -- even amid this impulse-laden 48 hours -- Trump has also dealt with North Korea's latest provocation via a public statement and spoken with the President of China.
The same man who is stoking conspiracy theories, fomenting gossip and retweeting violent anti-Muslim videos from questionable sources is also on the phone -- almost concurrently! -- with world leaders trying to avoid a war in the Korean Peninsula.
Trump's supporters will argue: That's the whole point! Trump was elected to do things differently. To shake up stodgy old Washington and actually get things done. Unpredictability is the new predictability!
Sure -- but only to a point. What that argument presumes is that this is all controlled fury and contained chaos -- that Trump, deep down, knows exactly what he's doing. That he is operating off a strategic plan that plays the media and Democrats for chumps even while, somehow, #winning.
But, what if he isn't? (And all available evidence suggests he isn't.) What if Trump is just spinning ever faster -- lashing out here, issuing a statement there -- as he twirls and twirls and twirls?
There is more and more concern expressed about his mental statues now. Is he losing his grip?? Singeing from his current conduct........ it seems obvious. Might be time for an intervention. This is serious stuff now.He is DELUSIONAL.....and it is unsettling.