Legitimate questions are being raised not only from laymen but, now, by professionals who meet officially to brief Congressmen, albeit who have not examined Trump, about his mental stability. His constant repeating when explaining something, his apparent paranoia and narcissism and his purposely telling about 2,000 lies, by official counts, since he’s been president. His denial that it is his voice on the Access Hollywood tape (after he admitted it was him, and apologized for his comments and after Billy Bush, the other voice on the tape, confirmed it was Trump. If anyone had any doubts). His denial that Paul Manafort or Steve Bannon were players in his campaign – but now merely “staff.”
His constant “fake news” taunts which some citizens actually believe. His personal lawyer’s letter to the author and publlisher of an unflattering book. (My guess is that book does have its flaws but the author also claims to have tapes of some of his interviews. He should release them.)
He even thinks the FBI is against him because, gosh almighty, some agents gave money to Hillary Clinton’s campaign! Hell, maybe some agent’s gave to his campaign, does them make him biased toward the President and thus disqualified from investigating him? Oh, wait, in his mind, that would only be fair.
We all know this is not normal.
I can deal with differences on policy -- that goes on all the time. But we barely can get to the policies because we focus on his style, personality and mere existence as a clown, a buffoon, a charlatan, a man with no curiosity or desire to learn some of what he doesn’t know, or at least listen to people who know what he doesn’t know.
We, and the cable news channels, focus on his behavior (important) but at the expense of devoting time to his policies. So many of us know not what his sick administration is actually doing when it rolls back regulations. I agree, this country is over-regulated. But it the devil is in the details, not a whole sale reduction in all regulations.
What has the world come to be when you trust nothing that comes out of the President’s mouth? Even his staff ignores what he tweets, despite his former spokesman, Sean Spicer, informing us when he was in office that tweets are official presidential statements.
He says one thing, his secretary of state says another and the policy goes the secretary’s way as if that didn’t happen. What?
It's a helluva day when you start rooting for Steve Bannon.
This morning, posted that the mainstream media is not reporting on the huge stock market gains during his presidency. Fact is, they are. And, fact is, the gain still doesn’t match the gains under the former president, but he doesn’t tell us that when he tweets. Fact is – he should get some credit for the stock market gains.
Fine, you now have credit. Now, keep us out of nuclear war.
Seriously, and this is quite serious, we all have wondered about his mental health for a long time. For a while it was half-joking. Now, it’s all serious.
He will undergo a physical on Jan. 12. Typically, our presidents release a summary of the findings of such physicals. Why do I already not believe what will be reported? He once changed his listed height so he wouldn’t qualify as being obese (I am not making this up). If he has his way, and he will, he will lie in that report.
Trump’s spokesman said the doctor himself will brief the press on the physical. We will see. And, his physical will not include a mental workup, which is what most of us are more interested in.
By the way, who is his White House doctor? When the administration began, he said he would keep on his predecessor’s doctor. I did a search and can find no record of him appointing a doctor. So, it will be his predecessor’s doctor with the stethoscope.
If Trump doesn’t like the report, will he blame politics because the doc took care of Obama? The doc is a member of the military, which is the one government entity he constantly praises. Will that change after his physical? Because bad things about him are only said by those who are against him politically, in his mind.
Which brings me back to his enablers – his Cabinet, staff and the Congress. They may say negative things about him privately, but it is time to go public with the facts.