Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Surreal disarray and a confused mental state

Do you think the crazy can't get worse? Take a look at yesterday:
President Donald Trump questioned why the Civil War — which erupted 150 years ago over slavery — needed to happen. He said he would be "honored" to meet with Kim Jong-Un, the violent North Korean dictator who is developing nuclear missiles and oppresses his people, under the "right circumstances."

The president floated, and backed away from, a tax on gasoline. Trump said he was "looking at" breaking up the big banks, sending the stock market sliding. He seemed to praise Philippines strongman President Rodrigo Duterte for his high approval ratings. He promised changes to the Republican health care bill, though he has seemed unsure what was in the legislation, even as his advisers whipped votes for it.

And Monday still had nine hours to go.

"It seems to be among the most bizarre recent 24 hours in American presidential history," said Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian. "It was all just surreal disarray and a confused mental state from the president." ...

"White supremacists, lost causers, states-rights activists could latch onto this,” said David Blight, a Civil War historian at Yale University. “I don’t know if Trump even knows he’s doing it. You can be too ignorant to know you’re ignorant.”

Fun, huh? And this presidency has barely begun!

Read the whole article. It's scary as hell. Trump seems to have completely lost his mind.


jeff725 said...

Is it Trump that has completely lost his mind or his FOLLOWERS?

"Without followers, evil cannot spread." --Mr. Spock

And now for something completely different:


Now it's gotten to the point where we have to ask ourselves "Can we get sued for saying bad things about Trump?" Keith Olbermann explains:


Bill Garthright said...

Thanks, Jeff. I saw that video clip from Keith Olbermann (and I've noticed the Republican party push for a constitutional convention, too - including a proposed resolution here in Nebraska's Unicameral).

They're not claiming it's to eliminate or change the First Amendment, but anything could happen, especially with the lunatics currently controlling America's political landscape.

I hadn't seen that John Cleese clip, though, and I think I'll post it. It's always useful to see how the rest of the world views us. :(