I may not be a doctor, but Trump is clearly showing signs of mental decline. Similar to that of a dementia patient.
Is it just me or has Trump been acting crazier than usual? Have you been listening to the shit that he is spewing? Most of it makes no sense at all.
Like demanding audits in states that he won. Take Texas, for instance. How much redder can you get than Texas? And yet, Trump wants an audit of the votes.
Or how about Trump’s demands that Arizona state leaders conduct an audit of votes in Pima County, the second largest county in the state?
Despite the fact that an audit of Maricopa County, the largest county in Arizona, found more votes for Biden and fewer votes for Trump. No problem, Trump is ignoring the facts and calling that audit a success.
Oh, and did you hear the part where Trump issued a statement that said:
“A new analysis of mail-in ballots in Pima County, Arizona, means the election was Rigged and Stolen from the Republican Party in 2020, and in particular, its Presidential Candidate. Either a new election should immediately take place, or the past election should be decertified, and the Republican candidate declared a winner.”
He wants a new election.
And then there was that speech he gave at a Republican retreat where he claimed that windmills pollute the air.
“It’s so sad when you see that they are approving these windmills — worst form of energy, the most expensive. You talk about carbon emissions, well they are making them. More goes into the air than if you ran something for 30 years.”
Maybe he was referring to the California ban on small gas-powered engines? Trump tends to mix stuff up.
And whatever happened to windmills causing cancer?
He is also mixing up Democrats and Republicans. At that same retreat he called Democrats “maniacs” and said that they “cheat like hell, and they stick together. The Republican Party has to stick together.”
Most of us see the Democrats as very divided and Republicans as united and as the party that “cheats like hell.”
I could go on and on.
Trump is beginning to sound like your dotty old uncle that everyone humors but no one takes seriously. You just agree with him to his face to keep him happy but don’t follow his advice or believe in his crazy theories.
And that’s what I don’t understand about the Republican Party. They actually take dotty old Uncle Donnie seriously.
Uncle Donnie wants an audit of a state that he won? No problem. Republicans waste time and money performing the audit Uncle Donnie wants.
Uncle Donnie says the 2020 election was stolen? Republicans use that as a litmus test for their candidates.
Uncle Donnie brags about his close relationships with Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin? Republicans agree that makes Uncle Donnie a smart man.
And on and on.
As much as it pains me to say, Mitch McConnell has it right. He ignores Uncle Donnie and goes about the business of the Republican Party in the Senate.
Uncle Donnie rants about McConnell “folding” to the Democrats over raising the debt limit and McConnell just ignores him.
McConnell has a long-range strategy and he lets nothing and no one distract him from his plans. The rest of the party could take a lesson from him.
Instead, they bow down to Uncle Donnie, putting his every idea, no matter how crazy, into action.
Some Republicans are beginning to fear that Uncle Donnie is going to cost them the 2022 election. If Uncle Donnie continues spreading the Big Lie about the 2020 election being stolen from him because it was fraudulent, Republican voters may stay home in 2022 figuring that that election will also be fraudulent so why bother voting.
Republicans need to just humor Uncle Donnie. Let him have his rallies and rant about whatever he heard on Fox that day, the 2020 election and windmills.
Then they need to be like Mitch and ignore Trump. Say “no” to the Big Lie and go on about their business of trying to cheat their way to victory in 2022.
So why am I telling Republicans how to handle Trump? Even though I am a Democratic Socaialist.
Because Trump is not just their problem. He is everyone’s problem. He cannot be allowed to run for office again. Ever. Whether he wins or not, he will destroy the country.
Trump’s mental state has declined alarmingly since he left office. His thought process is chaotic. He has lost all sense of logic. He makes almost no sense.
I am not an expert on dementia but Trump sounds just like people I have known and spent time with who were suffering from dementia.
And people with dementia have no business running for or holding public office. I’m not talking about something like Reagan’s second term where everyone around him did their best to hide the fact that he had developed Alzheimer’s. That was relatively harmless.
Trump was dangerous during his first term. He would be disastrous in a second term.
He would surround himself with sycophants. There would no longer be a General Milley to stop Trump from launching nukes or going to war with China.
This time around, it wouldn’t only be the Justice Department acting as Trump’s private law firm. There would also be a Supreme Court filled with his hand-picked appointees upholding his illegal and immoral executive orders.
The border wall construction would be resumed. The border patrol would be beefed up with active-duty military.
National parks would be sold to energy companies. Fossil fuel extraction and use would reign supreme, exacerbating climate change.
I have nightmares about this stuff. My only hope is that Trump’s disease progression seems to have sped up in the last few months.
I have my fingers crossed that by the time the 2024 primaries roll around, he will be too demented to be a viable candidate.
Then we only have to be concerned with finding a strong enough Democratic candidate to win against whichever Trump wannabe is running.