Is Donald Trump mad?



No, I don’t mean ‘hopping mad’. We know that he is hopping mad with the media and its ‘fake news’, with CNN particularly, and with some of its commentators whom he has chosen to label as intellectually deficient, and unpleasant to the eyes (bleeding from a face lift!).

We know he is hopping mad about the criticism he attracts. We know he prefers admiration, adulation, even reverence. We know he craves the hero worship he received as host and star in his TV reality show The Apprentice. We know he needs his image to be polished endlessly. Fame is almost more important to him than fortune.

No, I mean ‘mad’ in the clinical sense, in the sense of the many synonyms of the word: mentally disturbed, insane, lunatic, maniacal, even crazy or crazed. Some peri-clinical synonyms of ‘mad’ too might be applicable: unstable, erratic, unsafe, dangerous, perilous, foolish, senseless.

‘Mad’ derives in part from the Old English ‘gemædde’: ‘out of one’s mind’, ‘extremely stupid’, ‘insane’ or ‘foolish’.

Do you see a nexus between these words and Trump’s behaviour?

Let me present you with some evidence so that you can make up your own mind about whether Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America is indeed ‘mad’.

First, look at a report in The Guardian of what ABC political commentator Chris Uhlmann had to say at the conclusion of the recent G20 meeting in Hamburg. Do watch the video; it will become a collectors’ item.
Speaking on Sunday from the G20 conference in Hamburg, Uhlmann said Trump had shown ‘no desire and no capacity to lead the world’ and was himself ‘the biggest threat to the values of the west’.

He was an uneasy, lonely, awkward figure at this gathering and you got the strong sense that some of the leaders are trying to find the best way to work around him, Uhlmann said.

Where was the G20 statement condemning North Korea which would have put pressure on China and Russia? Other leaders expected it, they were prepared to back it, but it never came.

Uhlmann said Trump was obsessed with ‘burnishing his celebrity’ and had ‘diminished’ his own nation to the benefit of Russia and China.

We learned that Donald Trump has pressed fast-forward on the decline of the United States as a global leader. He managed to isolate his nation, to confuse and alienate his allies and to diminish America.

[He is] a man who barks out bile in 140 characters, who wastes his precious days as president at war with the west’s institutions like the judiciary, independent government agencies and the free press.
So astute was Uhlmann’s analysis that the video of it soon became viral, drawing complimentary remarks from observers of international politics.

Look at the essence of his analysis. Keep in mind that he is referring to the man who occupies the most powerful position in the world, a position that demands leadership in today’s complex global environment where everything is interconnected.

First, Uhlmann concludes that Trump has 'no desire and no capacity to lead the world'. The world’s media reaction to Uhlmann’s analysis was strongly affirmatory; clearly many agreed. How can a man in Trump’s position eschew leadership and show no capacity for it? Does this fit synonyms of ‘mad’ such as: ‘foolish’, ‘senseless’, ‘ill-advised’, or even ‘unsafe’, ‘dangerous’ or ‘perilous’?

Uhlmann concluded that Trump had 'managed to isolate his nation, to confuse and alienate his allies, and to diminish America.' He went onto say that this defect rendered Trump 'the biggest threat to the values of the west'. What words apply to this assertion? Mentally disturbed, even insane?

Writing in news.com.au, in an article titled: Radical new plan to remove ‘incapacitated’ President Trump, Liz Burke makes this assessment:
US politicians are so seriously concerned about President Donald Trump’s sanity they are making a plan that could see him removed from the White House over it.

A group of Democrats has put forward a bill to propose a committee that could declare Mr Trump ‘incapacitated’ and remove him from office.

The increasing level of concern over the deteriorating situation in the White House comes as questions have been raised over the President’s state of mind following a series of bizarre and even aggressive tweets.

Mr Trump at the weekend shared a violent video in which he was shown wrestling to the ground and repeatedly striking a man whose face was covered by a CNN logo. This followed a series of personal attacks on a female journalist, and railing against the MSNBC breakfast program she hosts.

In another tweet, the President conceded his use of social media was 'not presidential', but declared a new term for his style: ‘MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL’.

Others have declared it crazy, unusual, and concerning, and are making moves to use his unusual behaviour to end the celebrity businessman-turned-politician’s presidential term.
The evidence suggesting ‘madness’ accumulates.

David Renmick, editor of The New Yorker in an article titled American Dignity on the Fourth of July writes inter alia:
Donald Trump...has no interest in the wholeness of reality. He descends from the lineage of the Know-Nothings, the doomsayers and the fabulists, the nativists and the hucksters.

The thematic shift from Obama to Trump has been from ‘lifting as we climb’ to ‘raising the drawbridge and bolting the door’. Trump may operate a twenty-first-century Twitter machine, but he is still a frontier-era drummer peddling snake oil, juniper tar, and Dr. Tabler’s Buckeye Pile Cure for profit from the back of a dusty wagon.
Further on Renmick writes:
Trump is hardly the first bad President in American history – he has not had adequate time to eclipse, in deed, the very worst – but when has any politician done so much, so quickly, to demean his office, his country, and even the language in which he attempts to speak?

Every day, Trump wakes up and erodes the dignity of the Presidency a little more. He tells a lie. He tells another. He trolls Arnold Schwarzenegger. He trolls the press, bellowing ‘enemy of the people’ and ‘fake news!’

He shoves aside a Balkan head of state. He summons his Cabinet members to have them swear fealty to his awesomeness. He leers at an Irish journalist.

Last Thursday, he tweeted at Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, of MSNBC: 'I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came . . . to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!'

The President’s misogyny and his indecency are well established. When is it time to question his mental stability?
Returning to the G20, what was Trump thinking when he delegated his 35 year old favourite daughter Ivanka to sit in for him among world leaders: Xi Jinping, Angela Merkel and Recep Tayyip Erdogan? Usually high-ranking public officials are delegated this task. Historian Anne Applebaum took to Twitter to denounce what she described 'an unelected, unqualified, unprepared New York socialite' being seen as 'the best person to represent American national interests'.



Trump defended
his action with these words: 'I’m very proud of my daughter, Ivanka – always have been, from day one I have to tell you, from day one...She’s always been great. She’s a champion. If she weren’t my daughter, it would be so much easier for her. Might be the only bad thing she has going, if you want to know the truth.'

Ivanka was given the official title of 'First Daughter and Advisor to the President' early in the administration, amid outcry that an unofficial role exempted her from ethics rules.

Is this behaviour an example of an unbalanced person?

Read what another writer at The New Yorker, Evan Osnos, had to say in an article written back in May: Is political hubris an illness? He begins: 
In February, 2009, the British medical journal Brain published an article on the intersection of health and politics titled Hubris Syndrome: An Acquired Personality Disorder? The authors were David Owen, the former British Foreign Secretary, who is also a physician and neuroscientist, and Jonathan Davidson, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University, who has studied the mental health of politicians. They proposed the creation of a psychiatric disorder for leaders who exhibited, among other qualities, 'impetuosity, a refusal to listen to or take advice, and a particular form of incompetence when impulsivity, recklessness and frequent inattention to detail predominate.'
Sound familiar? Do these words apply to Trump?

Further on Osnos uses these words:
President Donald Trump, in the months since he entered the White House, has become a kind of international case study of mental health’s role in politics. To his friends and allies, he elicits an array of anodyne, even appealing, adjectives: unpredictable, fearless, irascible, sly. Many of his counterparts in diplomacy, and in American politics, are rapidly shedding the euphemisms that they once used to express their appraisals, however.

When Trump, after a confused viewing of a Fox News segment, urged people at a rally 'to look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?', suggesting that an incident – which no one could identify; nothing notable had happened the night before – had something to do with Sweden being overrun by refugees, Swedes reached a judgment. 'They thought the man had gone bananas', Carl Bildt, Sweden’s former Prime Minister and foreign minister, told Susan Glasser, of Politico, in an interview published this week. 'It was a somewhat unsettling thing to see the president of the United States without any factual basis whatsoever lunge out against a small country in the way that he did.'

Though politicians often accuse each other of being crazy, Trump has inspired a more clinical and sober discussion. (In the magazine this week, I write about proposals in Congress to assess the President’s mental health.) In recent days, the discussion of Trump’s stability has entered a blunter phase.

Over the weekend, Trump made a series of bizarre comments, including questioning the history of the Civil War, saying he was ‘looking at’ breaking up banks (prompting a stock-market slide), and demonstrating unfamiliarity with basics of the health-care bill known as Trumpcare. The Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley told an interviewer that it was 'among the most bizarre recent twenty-four hours in American Presidential history', adding, 'It was all just surreal disarray and a confused mental state from the President.' Joe Scarborough, the former Republican congressman, told his television audience, 'My mother’s had dementia for ten years…That sounds like the sort of thing my mother would say today.'
Finally let’s hear from our own Julia Gillard, recently appointed head of Beyond Blue, who cautions against throwing around the charge of being mentally ill as an insult. But she did weigh into Donald Trump’s odd Twitter behaviour, acknowledging there will be questions about his mental health, acknowledging that some had a genuine concern for the president: 'I know that some people in the US, some commentators are not proffering that analysis by way of insult, they’re actually saying it because they are genuinely concerned. But I do think if President Trump continues with some of the tweeting etcetera that we’ve seen, that this will be in the dialogue.'

Let’s end on that sober note before this piece becomes too long.

With the evidence and the opinions quoted above, what do you make of it all? Recall the words that are used to describe ‘madness’: mentally disturbed, insane, lunatic, maniacal, crazy, unstable, erratic, unsafe, dangerous, perilous, foolish, senseless, and impractical.

Ask yourself, does Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, show signs of madness as described above?



I’ve made up my mind.

Let us know what you think in ‘Comments’ below.

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Comments (23) -

  • BSA Bob

    7/23/2017 12:00:36 PM |

    On balance I think he's mad. A world which will probably survive him will debate the form of this. A bit Goeringesque but I understand Goering had a philosophical side that Trump seems to lack. I find it a bit difficult to reconcile Trump's galactic sense of his own importance with his wiliness, you'd think that someone so important in their own mind wouldn't see the need for that sort of skill.

  • TalkTurkey

    7/23/2017 6:24:50 PM |

    Madness necessarily involves irrationality. An irrational moment is a moment of madness, and even one irrational moment in even a trivial matter must call into question one's soundness of mind: if someone's been irrational once, might he repeat mad moments and might that be in matters of real importance?

    BTW never mind smarmy Uhlmann, late on the scene and for once speaking the bleeding obvious (that's why everyone said OO AH Mister Uhlmann being so-o-o-o perspicacious, they'd never seen it before) - Remember, Bill Shorten called Trump's ideas "barking mad" over a year ago, and the discussion that followed showed that the panel agreed, in spades.
    www.news.com.au/.../65b0e9eb733916dd2f941deaa3b71f7c

    Has Trump been irrational? From the claim that his inauguration had a bigger crowd than Obama's, when the photos plainly showed a painfully obvious baldness to his crowd, to the emplacement of Ivanka at the G20 seat - reminiscent of Caligula making his horse Incitatus First Consul to Rome, but rather more insulting to the rest of the world - the answer is plainly Yes. The man is egomaniacal, he's crazy.

    But you know, he couldn't be where he is without vast reservoirs of insanity in the community. They're everywhere - the people who say Rah Rah to Human Headline and Anal Jones, not just in Oz, they're just the local version. The Hillsong maniacs, climate change deniers, crazies of the Military Industrial Complex. So we get people like Malcolm Roberts, utter fruitloops with complete nonsense as their credo, but of immense power when it comes to votes in Parliament or Congress.

    Yes Trump's insane, he has no grasp of reality, he speaks of alternative facts. But as to what's to be done about him, he's only the nuclear tip of the spear. Behind him he has the immense power of the truth so surprisingly nailed by George Orwell as the last and greatest of the Party's 3 maxims:
    IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
    It's because of the likes of him and Murdoch and all their millions of ignorant minions that I now find it impossible to write hopeful posts. I'm so sorry.  

  • Ad Astra

    7/23/2017 8:42:33 PM |

    BSA Bob
    How good it is to have you commenting on TPS again. Thank you for your comment.

    You are right - Trump seems to have no redeeming features. Everything he does and says is grotesque.

    What sort of mind believes that it's appropriate to tweet overnight, as Trump did, demeaning and casting doubt on the integrity of those investigating his pre-election involvement with Russian agents, officiously warning them not to investigate his financial affairs, and capping it off by boasting about the extraordinary powers he believes he has to pardon anyone so involved, presumably including himself.

    Could anyone of sound mind and balanced thinking behave like this?

  • Ad Astra

    7/23/2017 9:09:05 PM |

    Talk Turkey
    I do enjoy reading your sensible words.

    Of course you are right. Trump could never have got to where he is without the support of the millions who believed his promises, his exaggerated talk, his bizarre behaviour. There is no gainsaying this blind acceptance of Trump, and its continuation despite gathering evidence of his incapacity, his incompetence, his hypocrisy, and his inane and insane behaviour. I cannot fathom this degree of entrenched belief.

    Your reference to George Orwell's 'Ignorance is strength' is pertinent.

    And you are so right about the malevolent conservative media that supports Trump and his ilk. Any who see through him and say so, such as CNN, are rounded upon, demeaned and discounted by this grotesque man.

    Dear Turkey, it is discouraging to see such behaviour, but let's not abandon the belief that time will illuminate the evil we see day after day, and that eventually goodness will prevail. Without this we are without hope.

    Do come again with your wise words.

  • BSA Bob

    7/25/2017 2:18:50 AM |

    Hi Ad.
    Truly atrocious internet service these days (failing equipment that no one will repair & an NBN that's decreed the only form of transmission that works for me (satellite) is not available where I am) means I don't get to see a lot of these transmissions. However, things seem to be working tonight so I'll say best wishes.
    As for Trump, seeing him recently, rigged up in his CIC uniform, deliver a rant about winning & winning & winning &...scared me quite a bit. I'm not sure there's much in the "he's unpredictable so that'll keep the others on their toes" line. Ways will just be found around him, seemingly already happening at the G20 for example. Then all he'll have left might be destructive tantrums which will be a worry.  

  • Ad Astra

    7/25/2017 10:34:40 AM |

    BSA Bob
    Trump is still in reality TV mode where winning is all that counts. He knows no other.
    Has there ever been such a misfit POTUS?

    As for his tantrums, who knows where they will lead? We live in fear of one of them setting off a dangerous chain reaction.

    As for the NBN, it started to go downhill from the moment the destructive Abbott said to Turnbull: Demolish the NBN. It will never be what was intended until it reverts to the FTTP model Labor initiated.

    And best wishes to you Bob. Do come again.

  • Ad Astra

    7/26/2017 11:17:25 AM |

    Doodle Poodle
    Thank you for for your links to Trump's speech to the 19th National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

    If any visitor here is still in doubt about whether or not Donald Trump is 'mad', the following should resolve that doubt.

    Here are some abstracts from the account of this speech in The Guardian:

    Although he came armed with a prepared speech about the merits of scouting – each US president serves as the group’s honorary president – and declared at the start that he would not talk about politics, Trump went predictably off-script to talk about some favourite topics. And politics.

    On the ‘fake news’ media
    Boy, you have a lot of people. The press will say it’s about 200 people. It looks like about 45,000 people.

    Tonight we put aside all of the policy fights in Washington DC that you have been hearing about with the fake news and all of that … Who the hell wants to talk about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?

    On politics
    Today I said we oughta change it from the word swamp to the word cesspool or perhaps to the word sewer, but it’s not good.

    On common values
    The scouts believe in putting America first.

    On crowd size
    The vice-president of the United States, Mike Pence – good guy – was a scout and it meant so much to him. Some of you here tonight might even have camped out in this yard when Mike was the governor of Indiana, but the scouting was very, very important. And by the way, where are our Indiana scouts tonight? I wonder if the television cameras will follow you; they don’t like doing that when they see these massive crowds. They don’t like doing that. Hi folks. A lot of love in this big, beautiful place. A lot of love and a lot of love for our country. There’s a lot of love for our country.

    On crowd size again
    By the way, what do you think the chances are that this incredible, massive crowd, record-setting, is going to be shown on television tonight? One per cent or zero? The fake media will say: President Trump – and you know what this is – President Trump spoke before a small crowd of Boy Scouts today. That’s some – that is some crowd. Fake media. Fake news. Thank you.

    On the healthcare bill
    Secretary Tom Price is also here … And hopefully he’s going to get the votes tomorrow to start our path toward killing this thing known as Obamacare that’s really hurting us, folks.

    By the way, are you going to get the votes? He better get them. He better get them. Oh, he better – otherwise I’ll say, Tom, you’re fired. I’ll get somebody. He better get Senator Capito [Republican West Virginia senator Shelley Moore Capito] to vote for it. You got to get the other senators to vote for it. It’s time. After seven years of saying repeal and replace Obamacare, we have a chance to now do it. They better do it.

    On Obama
    By the way, just a question, did President Obama ever come to a jamboree? And we’ll be back. We’ll be back. The answer is no, but we’ll be back.

    On the economy … and the election
    I have to tell you our economy is doing great. Our stock market has picked up since the election November 8. Do we remember that date? Was that a beautiful date? What a date. Do you remember that famous night on television, November 8, where they said – these dishonest people – where they said there is no path to victory for Donald Trump? … But do you remember that incredible night with the maps and the Republicans are red and the Democrats are blue, and that map was so red, it was unbelievable and they didn’t know what to say? And you know we have a tremendous disadvantage in the electoral college – popular vote is much easier.


    There's more here: www.theguardian.com/.../donald-trump-speech-boy-scouts-jamboree

  • Ad Astra

    7/26/2017 4:27:57 PM |

    Folks
    Just when Trump is already behaving at his very worst, it actually gets worse!

    Speaking at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, where he defended his unconventional approach as necessary to change the country for the better, as reported by CNN, Trump actually said:

    "It is much easier to act presidential than what we are doing here tonight, believe me," Trump said. "With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that's ever held this office."

    "I think that with few exceptions, no president has done anywhere near what we've done in his first six months. Not even close," he added.


    Apart from the fact that the first statement is a gross example of delusions of grandeur, the second is a total lie – Trump has achieved almost nothing legislatively. So Trump is either in a pathological delusional state or alternatively, he is a bald-faced liar who knows what he’s saying is untrue, but says it anyway. Either way, for a POTUS to behave this way is not just unprecedented; it is grossly irresponsible and dangerous.

    Play the video to witness his fanatical demeanour:

    edition.cnn.com/.../index.html

    Is Donald Trump mad?

  • Ad Astra

    7/27/2017 10:26:29 AM |

    Good Morning Folks

    The mental state of Donald Trump is on exhibition once more with his overnight tweets that transgender people cannot "serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military." This decision reflects a claim of some conservative Republicans (whose votes he desperately needs) that transgender service members disrupt the ranks and adds medical costs that undermine troop readiness.

    The abrupt announcement seemed to stun military leaders, even though Trump said in a series of tweets that he consulted with "my generals and military experts."

    Is Trump’s brain telling him that he can make major policy announcements, which reverse established practice, via Twitter? What sort of brain operates like that?

    Does that seem crazy to you? Clearly, it doesn’t seem crazy to Trump!

    You can read the details this sorry tale here: www.buzzfeed.com/.../trump-transgender-military-service

    Every day Trump helps us answer the question: ‘Is Donald Trump mad?’

  • Lawrence Winder

    7/28/2017 1:36:00 PM |

    The best thing about Trump's madness is that it is so much easier to then see and apply similar attributes to some of our own ruling rabble.. particularly Mal-Addled Roberts and Barnyard Joyce. There are others of course but those two are real stand-outs at present.
    shanewombat.blogspot.com.au/.../...y-homework.html

  • Lawrence Winder

    7/28/2017 1:38:10 PM |

    ...and as a footnote will POTUS45 become No. #5?

  • Jamie

    7/28/2017 2:34:44 PM |

    My opinion: malignant narcissistic personality disorder

    "Malignant narcissism is a psychological syndrome comprising an extreme mix of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, aggression, and sadism. Often grandiose, and always ready to raise hostility levels, the malignant narcissist undermines organizations in which they are involved, and dehumanizes the people with whom they associate." - en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malignant_narcissism

  • Nic

    7/28/2017 8:12:41 PM |

    It's almost a kind of sickness built from fear that the ultra right seem to display when they feel their millions are under threat. It's a fear of others. It permeates throughout the capitalist model of competition and other predetary behaviours that are encouraged and financially rewarded. In these terms it is more learnt behaviour that leads to madness. As trump demonstrates to be ultimately successful in this system demonstrates its inbuilt madness by the ravings and utter lack of empathy for other people or the ecology. In this we are all participating in a dystopian economic model and trying to hold on to our own sanity. Trump is way past that point.

  • Michael Taylor

    7/28/2017 10:39:48 PM |

    Trump mad? No way. He's a fine custodian of moral virtue.

    I'm joking, of course. There is something seriously wrong with man.

  • 2353NM

    7/29/2017 7:13:23 AM |

    Trump isn't mad according to the American Psychiatric Association - only because they don't make professional comments on people they haven't examined - unlike the American Psychoanalytic Association

    www.newyorker.com/.../donald-trumps-state-of-mind-and-ours

  • Ad Astra

    7/29/2017 9:58:46 AM |

    Lawrence Winder
    Thank you for the link to Shane Wombat’s droppings. Against the backdrop of Trump’s grotesque behaviour, it’s too easy for us to overlook the bizarre behaviour of our own.

    Politics has become perilously degraded in so many countries, no less in our own.

  • Ad Astra

    7/29/2017 10:07:02 AM |

    Jamie
    Your diagnosis of malignant narcissistic personality disorder aligns with Trump’s behaviour patterns. One could add psychopathic or sociopathic behaviour – take your pick.

  • Ad Astra

    7/29/2017 10:15:48 AM |

    Nic
    That Trump could emerge at all, let alone win the presidency, is a reflection of the system in which he has thrived – one you describe as a ‘dystopian capitalist economic model’. He is the product of his environment, as well as a contributor to its competitive, selfish, predatory nature, devoid of empathy.

  • Ad Astra

    7/29/2017 10:35:51 AM |

    Michael Taylor
    Almost every hour by the hour Trump displays more evidence to answer the question: 'Is Donald Trump mad?'

    He appoints as Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, whose demeanour and language is more befitting the mafia than the White House, ejects Sean Spicer and elevates the sycophantic Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Press Secretary, publicly demeans Senator Sessions whom he wants to replace, makes a political speech to 45,000 Boy Scouts, suddenly wants transgender folk barred from military service, then overnight sacks his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who has been loyal to him throughout his campaign.

    How much more evidence do we need to answer our question?

  • Ad Astra

    7/29/2017 10:49:33 AM |

    2353NM

    Thank you for the link to Evan Osnos’ piece in The New Yorker:
    Donald Trump’s State of Mind, and Ours


    I thought his concluding paragraphs were particularly salient:

    For some mental-health practitioners, the ethical debate is a distraction from a larger point. In a forthcoming book called “Twilight of American Sanity,” Allen Frances, a professor emeritus at Duke University Medical College, argues that the more urgent concern is unravelling the national psyche that brought our politics to this moment. Frances told me, “We need to be looking in the mirror to see what’s wrong with us that would allow someone who is so unsuitable for the Presidency to rise to the highest and most dangerous office in the world. Trump’s psychology is far too obvious to be interesting. You don’t have to be a psychoanalyst to understand Trump. He’s the most transparent human being who ever lived. Giving it a name doesn’t explain it or change it.”

    “As Trump rages in the White House, the country has settled into a summer numbness. The protests have grown less frequent; the country has escaped to the beach; the latest cell-phone push notifications from news apps no longer produce a skip of the heart. Diagnosing that sense of permission and paralysis is an urgent problem, Frances said. “The instruments for dealing with Trump are political,” he added. “Psychological name-calling is an impotent avoidance of our responsibility as citizens, and it represents a failure to try to get insight into us, which is much more important.”


    How right Osnos and Frances are. What type of people elected Trump, and still support him? What sort of America do we now have? What is to become of that great nation? Can it return to some semblance of normalcy?

  • Gordon Fawcett

    7/29/2017 11:20:57 AM |

    Has nobody noticed the similarities between the amphetamine addled personality disorders and mannerisms of Adolph Hitler and Donal Trump? Hitler executed and exiled loyal commanders at a whim and took his country down a path of madness and destruction as his own brain was eaten away from within. Are the similarities not apparent?

  • Ad Astra

    7/30/2017 10:28:05 AM |

    Gordon Fawcett
    Welcome to The Political Sword. Do come again.

    You propose an interesting hypothesis.

    Some have suggested the early onset of Alzheimer's disease as an explanation of Trump's behaviour.

    There has to be some psychological reason behind Trump's bizarre behaviour. It is not 'normal' by any standard of public performance.

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