An excerpt from The Atlantic. It hits the nail squarely on its head with regard to DJT’s deteriorating mental health.
Now for the teaser…
The country is entering a new and precarious phase, in which the central question about President Donald Trump is not whether he is coming unstrung, but rather just how unstrung he is going to get.
The boiling mind of Trump has spawned a cottage industry for cognitive experts who have questioned whether he is, well, all there. But as the impeachment inquiry barrels ahead on Capitol Hill, several associates of the president, including former White House aides, worry that his behavior is likely to get worse. Angered by the proceedings, unencumbered by aides willing to question his judgment, and more and more isolated in the West Wing, Trump is apt to lash out more at enemies imagined and real, these people told me. Conduct that has long been unsettling figures to deteriorate as Trump comes under mounting stress. What unfolded Wednesday inside the West Wing’s walls might be only a foretaste of what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described that day, after a meeting with Trump, as a presidential “meltdown.”
“He’s grown more comfortable in the job and less willing to assimilate new information and trust new advisers,” a former White House official told me. “He’s decided to throw caution to the wind and go it alone, especially when he’s stressed and feels under attack and threatened in various ways. Then his worst impulses and vices shine through.”
On Wednesday alone, he peddled a discredited conspiracy theory in an Oval Office meeting with his Italian counterpart; threw a tantrum during the meeting with Pelosi; dismissed former Defense Secretary James Mattis as “the world’s most overrated general”; and released a letter he wrote to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that was so bizarre, people weren’t convinced it was real (“Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!”).
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All those who understand the grave threat DJT poses for our democratic republic need to mobilize. Protest. Stand up for honesty, integrity, and decency. All things DJT either knows nothing about or could NOT care less about.
Our democratic republic is under attack by our very own president and his sycophant supporters and cultists. His pathological lying, his admiration for, and sucking up to, world tyrants is something every patriotic and honest American should fight to eliminate. Either through the process of impeachment and removal or by mobilizing on the ground and working for his opposition in 2020 to give DJT the greatest landslide defeat in all of American history.
This nation is strong. But the question is… do the real patriots have big enough cajones to put in the time, work, and money to defeat the bast*rd Donald J. Trump?
Your nation and fellow patriots are counting on you.
Impeach and Remove
Anybody but Trump in 2020!
Be sure to read the Vox article HERE.
We say that Senator and ex Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney is a man of character. He is speaking truth to power so is it surprising that the Trump GOP is trashing Romney?
Very few lawmakers in the GOP have had the, excuse me, balls to stand up for truth, honor, integrity, and decency when it comes to their standard bearer Donald J. Trump. While the GOP sycophant’s are scurrying about like the pathetic rodents that they are Senator Mitt Romney is using his voice to speak out against the worst and most corrupt presdent this nation as ever had to suffer.
Thank you Senator Romney. History will remember you as a man of truth and honor. While DJT is working tirelessly to bring on the dystopian socoety depicted in Goerge Orwell’s novel 1984, Senator Romney is standing tall for our American ideals and our democratic republic.
Last evening, following the news of acting Chief of Staff Mulvaney’s on air admission that the DJT administration had indeed engaged in quid pro quo and then retracting his admission, I found myself recalling Orwell’s 1984 – I realized how prophetic Orwell actually had been.
It is told that following conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia a lady approached Ben Franklin and asked wat kind of government thy were giving the people. To which he is said to have responded, a republic is you can keep it.
We ARE, at the crossroads. True patriots are cheering folks like Senator Mitt Romney. If America as we’ve always know it is to survive we need many more people of Senator Romney’s political affiliation to start seeking out against the man bent on DESTROYING everything America was built on and has stood for until 2016.
“You’re going to hear the president say we walked out. We were offended deeply by his treatment of the speaker of the House of Representatives. The president in my view has created a crisis in the Middle East. A crisis that undermines the world’s confidence in America. This crisis required a rational, reasonable discussion between those of us elected by the American people to set policy. Unfortunately, the meeting deteriorated into a diatribe, as Leader Schumer has said, and very offensive accusations being made by the president of the United States. I have served with six presidents. I have been in many, many, many meetings like this. Never have I seen a president treat so disrespectfully a co-equal branch of the government of the United States.
— House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
Folks this was said by a respected member of the opposition party. Trying to recall any such statement being made by either a democrat or a republican prior to Trump’s tenure in the White House about a sitting president. I cannot.
Given all we have observed with our own eyes and seen with our own ears during these past three very trying years leads us to believe every word Senator Hoyer said.
Why it matters: Pelosi suggested that Trump was “shaken up” after the House voted overwhelmingly and in bipartisan fashion to condemn his decision to move U.S. troops out of northern Syria. Democrats and Republicans alike, including those like Sen. Lindsey Graham who have been among Trump’s most loyal defenders, have lobbed intense criticism at the president over allegations that he has abandoned the Kurds.
- Between the lines: This was the first face-to-face meeting between Trump and Pelosi since House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry. The Washington Post notes that Trump has previously maintained a veneer of respect toward Pelosi because she acted as a buffer against impeachment for so long.
According to a Democratic source, Trump started the meeting with a “bombastic” monologue that included bragging about his letter to letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, claiming he had “agreed” to take part in the meeting when it was, in fact, called by the White House. Trump also suggested that that there are communists in Syria and that Democrats would like that.
- At one point, Trump told Pelosi: “I hate ISIS more than you do.” Schumer later asked about his plan for Syria, and Trump said: “Our plan is to keep the American people safe.” Pelosi responded: “That’s not a plan. That’s a goal.”
- Trump tried to blame President Obama for the situation in Syria and called Pelosi a “third-grade politician.”
- Hoyer responded, “This is not useful,” before he and Pelosi stood and left the meeting. As they left, Trump stated, “Goodbye, we’ll see you at the polls.” Schumer left shortly after.
The other side: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters that Pelosi “stormed out of the meeting” and sought to make it “unproductive” and “political” in a moment of crisis.
The White House said in a statement: “The President was measured, factual and decisive, while Speaker Pelosi’s decision to walk out was baffling. … While Democratic leadership chose to storm out and get in front of the cameras to whine, everyone else in the meeting chose to stay in the room and work on behalf of this country.”