OPINION ---------------Why's it so hard for us to say out loud that Trump has lost his mind?

  
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OPINION ---------------Why's it so hard for us to say out loud that Trump has lost his mind?
Actually, let me clarify that: if knowing what they know now about his policies and behaviour, the American people see fit to give Trump another term, those norms and alliances will have been struck dead by their hands, not his. It takes one idiot to make a fool of himself every day he defaces the Oval Office. It takes tens of millions to elevate him there.

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Why's it so hard for us to say out loud that Trump has lost his mind?





Phil Quin 05:00, Sep 02 2019






The US president has cancelled a scheduled visit to hold talks with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.


OPINION:  Why is it so hard for us to say out loud the blazingly obvious about the president of the United States: that he has utterly lost his mind. If Donald Trump were appointed the principal of your local secondary school tomorrow, you'd have pulled your kids out by Wednesday and he'd be gone by Friday. If he was mayor of your town, you'd pretend to live somewhere else. If he was a dog, you'd be making whispered phone calls to your vet. 

I mean, I used to think Ronald Reagan and George W Bush were intellectually sub-par – but, by God, they're Mensa material compared to this guy. Meanwhile, his immediate past predecessor, Barack Obama, is as intellectually far ahead of Trump as it's possible to be while still belonging to the same species.

Let's review just the past few weeks, during which Trump seems to have crammed more abject lunacy than his 44 predecessors managed over the combined 250 years prior.

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US President Donald Trump: If he was mayor of your town, you'd pretend to live somewhere else, writes Phil Quin.

Sure, there have been terrible presidents before – corrupt, cruel and boorish ones; mendacious, vain, ignorant ones; racists, misogynists, and warmongers; incompetents and dilettantes – but only Trump embodies each and every one of those qualities with such unbridled ferocity. He disgraced the Oval Office by ever setting foot in there; he has been disgracing himself, and anyone that supports him, every day since. 

The cray-cray is in high escalation of late, but I won't re-traumatise you with too much detail.  Here are the lowlights:  his bizarre pitch to purchase Greenland , which he both dismissed as a joke and took seriously enough to cancel his visit to Denmark over;  his offer to pardon any federal official  who illegally procures land upon which to build his stupid wall; his gormless, self-destructive trade war; his claim that Melania had struck up a warm friendship with Kim Jong Un ( they've never met ); and his proposal  to tackle hurricanes with nuclear weapons

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Trump now says he was joking about trying to buy Greenland, but he took Denmark's objections seriously enough to cancel a visit there.

But the policies he's implementing are no less insane. Just last week, Trump announced he was  rolling back Obama-era regulations on methane leaks  that will result in the equivalent in climate damage of eight million additional vehicles on the road.

That's the whole of New Zealand's climate change agenda negated multiple times over in one fell swoop.

He did so not because the industry demanded it – in fact, most oil and gas giants had come to accept the regulations – but because he will do anything within his powers to claw back the legacy of Obama.

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Trump says his wife Melania struck up a warm friendship with Kim Jong Un. In fact, they've never met.

For no reason other than racially tinged and stupendous personal and political jealousy. America and the world are paying a heavy price for Trump's multifarious psychopathologies.

Neuropsychiatrists are bound by ethics not to bandy about terms like "rapidly advancing dementia" when it comes to the nuclear button guy, but I'm not.

Trump's cognitive decline is palpable and accelerating. Try this exercise if you don't believe me. Tee up YouTube with clips from 10 years ago, then two years ago, then today, and play them in order. It's like watching a guy get drunk at a party. 

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Trump talked of using nuclear weapons against hurricanes, though he later decried this as fake news.

His most coherent moment over the past week came when he took to the G7 stage in France to propose  one of his family's hideous resorts for the next get-together . Even if the proposal to host the G7 (or G8 if they let his boss Putin tag along) at a Trump property is a transparently vile abuse of office, it must reassure his loved ones that, even in his dotage, he remains capable of enthusiastically talking up hotel amenities. 

Why do I turn with such little generosity to the subject of Donald Trump every few months? Easy target?  Maybe.

But this is a profoundly consequential political moment that demands our attention – especially as we confront the prospect of his re-election next November. Trump represents a clear and present threat to the liberal democratic consensus and alliances that helped deliver peace and security for most of the latter part of the 20th century.

Actually, let me clarify that: if knowing what they know now about his policies and behaviour, the American people see fit to give Trump another term, those norms and alliances will have been struck dead by their hands, not his. 

It takes one idiot to make a fool of himself every day he defaces the Oval Office. It takes tens of millions to elevate him there.


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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    3 months ago
He did so not because the industry demanded it – in fact, most oil and gas giants had come to accept the regulations – but because he will do anything within his powers to claw back the legacy of Obama.

For no reason other than racially tinged and stupendous personal and political jealousy. America and the world are paying a heavy price for Trump's multifarious psychopathologies.

Neuropsychiatrists are bound by ethics not to bandy about terms like "rapidly advancing dementia" when it comes to the nuclear button guy, but I'm not.

Trump's cognitive decline is palpable and accelerating. Try this exercise if you don't believe me. Tee up YouTube with clips from 10 years ago, then two years ago, then today, and play them in order. It's like watching a guy get drunk at a party. 
 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  seeder  JohnRussell    3 months ago

The writer is from New Zealand. It's sad that this is what people in other countries think of our president*.  And us. 

 
 
 
WallyW
2.1  WallyW  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 months ago

What left wing idiots in other countries think is irrelevant.

It takes tens of millions to elevate him there. Yep over 60+ million in fact.

And a few million more will assure his reelection, much to the consternation of some

SOSDD

 
 
 
bugsy
2.2  bugsy  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 months ago
It's sad that this is what people in other countries think of our president*

It's sad that someone gives a crap what someone from another country thinks of our President and seeds that nonsense to prove a point no one gives a shit about.

 
 
 
livefreeordie
2.3  livefreeordie  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 months ago

Who cares? I don’t 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 months ago

I love the title. Since when was it hard for the Trump haters to claim he lost his mind?

 
 
 
MrFrost
3  MrFrost    3 months ago

I love trump... I need to kill for him...

 
 
 
Ronin2
3.1  Ronin2  replied to  MrFrost @3    3 months ago

A leftist killing for Trump? Well everything else is his fault so why not.

 
 
 
Tacos!
4  Tacos!    3 months ago
Why's It So Hard For Us To Say Out Loud That Trump Has Lost His Mind?

I see no evidence that it has been hard for people to say it. Hordes of pundits have been gleefully declaring exactly that since he decided to run. Heck, people have been saying that for years even before he announced. It just really ramped up in frequency and intensity when he ran for office and has continued ever since he was sworn in. The really crazy thing is the way the people who do it keep acting like they are doing something novel and brave, as if they should be applauded for being so bold.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
4.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Tacos! @4    3 months ago
as if they should be applauded for being so bold.

No, for being honest and candid, none needs applause, but a hell of a lot still could use some common sense

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
4.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tacos! @4    3 months ago

It's about as hard for hate filled progressive leftist liberals to say out loud that Trump just might know what he is doing after all!

 
 
 
Sparty On
5  Sparty On    3 months ago

I don't know ..... maybe because he hasn't.

Folks who think that he has need to take a long, hard, honest look in the mirror.

 
 
 
arkpdx
6  arkpdx    3 months ago

Sierra, Sierra, Delta, Delta

 
 
 
It Is ME
7  It Is ME    3 months ago

"Why's it so hard for us to say out loud that Trump has lost his mind?"

As noted in bold letters in the seed...….

Because this always comes up in OPINION pieces ! jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ronin2
8  Ronin2    3 months ago
But the policies he's implementing are no less insane. Just last week, Trump announced he was  rolling back Obama-era regulations on methane leaks  that will result in the equivalent in climate damage of eight million additional vehicles on the road.

That's the whole of New Zealand's climate change agenda negated multiple times over in one fell swoop.

He did so not because the industry demanded it – in fact, most oil and gas giants had come to accept the regulations – but because he will do anything within his powers to claw back the legacy of Obama.

Another idiot that doesn't understand that EO's are not laws.  Obama (Mr. I have a pen and cell phone) loved his EO's.  He built his legacy on them.  Seems he, and the entire left, have forgotten that EO's may not live past the presidency of the one that wrote them.

Also, I love the statement about "most oil and gas giants had come to accept the regulations" without one shred of proof to back it up. But at least it mentioned a Times article stating as such; so I guess that is what passes as journalistic fact checking these days.

 
 
 
bbl-1
9  bbl-1    3 months ago

Nobody cares.  Porn stars and Playboy models.  Hell with it.

Perhaps America really doesn't deserve better.  Just dues.

 
 
 
freepress
10  freepress    3 months ago

Why doesn't Trump spend time with his family instead of rage tweeting 24/7? Where are the happy moments? Pictures playing with his grandchildren or his son? Where are the normal pictures? There aren't any because he is not normal and his family knows it. Why aren't they getting him some help? He is a terrible person but even terrible people can suffer neurological diseases like dementia.

 
 
 
Tessylo
10.1  Tessylo  replied to  freepress @10    3 months ago

Because his family doesn't want to spend time with him.  

He doesn't care about his family.  He leaves it to the current wife/baby mama to do all the raising, child rearing.  

 
 
 
KDMichigan
10.1.1  KDMichigan  replied to  Tessylo @10.1    3 months ago
He leaves it to the current wife

At least he has a wife and not a man pretending to be one.

 
 
 
Tessylo
10.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  KDMichigan @10.1.1    3 months ago

WTF?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
10.1.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  KDMichigan @10.1.1    3 months ago
At least he has a wife and not a man pretending to be one.

One can always leave their homelife.

There are organizations to help people like you

n me, well,   

probably not me, but this was never about me.

 
 
 
It Is ME
10.2  It Is ME  replied to  freepress @10    3 months ago
Why doesn't Trump spend time with his family instead of rage tweeting 24/7? Where are the happy moments? Pictures playing with his grandchildren or his son? Where are the normal pictures?

Pictures since 2017 are only newsworthy if it's for "Bad" reasons by the Media.

If President Trump’s travel ban applied to his family, his grandchildren wouldn’t be allowed in the country

By Meera Jagannathan

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
Jun 29, 2017 | 1:30 PM

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Trout Giggles
11  Trout Giggles    3 months ago

I don't have a hard time saying he's lost his damn mind...

....now I will go look in the mirror....what am I looking for?

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
12  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    3 months ago

It's crazy, who thought labor participation would be this high?

August wage report was positive but Russia!

 
 
 
KDMichigan
12.1  KDMichigan  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @12    3 months ago

256

 
 
 
Sparty On
13  Sparty On    3 months ago

The only people who have lost their minds here are the ones whose cheese fell completely off their cracker in November of 2016.   Yeah, you know who you are.

This is likely going to explode spectacularly in your face once again in November of 2020.

One wonders if you will survive it .... what will you do?   What will you do?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
13.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Sparty On @13    3 months ago
what will you do?  

get a facial ?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
13.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  igknorantzrulz @13.1    3 months ago

and a pedicure

 
 
 
Sparty On
13.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  igknorantzrulz @13.1    3 months ago

Buy stronger booze ..... and more of it.   Others might want to work on their passive aggression technique to get by ......

 
 
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