(Above: the good old days for the Trump-Flynn axis.)
He continued to make a fool of himself in public this week with crude comments in front of hallowed veterans and ignorant tweets using fraudulent posts, disturbing our closest allies.
More and more people are speculating that President Trump is showing signs of dementia or some kind of breakdown.
Now his legal problems are at his front door, with the news that Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. and is likely to sing about the few people who were above him in that sordid chain of command.
Meantime, the Republicans are following their eight-year vilification of Barack Obama by ignoring disturbing behavior by their guy. Trump is their meal ticket to taking money away from most of America (including the deluded folks who voted for him) and, patriots that they are, they are going to ride him as long as he is in office.
Remember: I speculated he would be gone within 18 months.
I could write a post about North Korea -- or the football Giants humiliating Eli Manning and not living up to Mara family loyalties – or how bright the moon is in very late autumn. But what else is there but the menace in this "administration?"
(This is what I wrote earlier in the week:)
He debases the nation every time he opens his mouth.
On Monday there was a ceremony honoring three surviving members of the Navajo Code Talkers from World War Two.
The President of the United States used the occasion to take another jab at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, once again referring to her as "Pocahantas." (He is currently trying to destroy the consumer protection agency she helped create.)
His disturbed behavior drags us all down. Even while the leader of the Navajo group was giving a stirring history of the unit -- which saved lives during the Pacific campaign -- he fidgeted on the sideline, his facial tics reminding us that he is always nervous when the talk is not about him.
What a contrast between loyal Americans who sacrificed for all of us -- The Greatest Generation -- and a schemer who wants to make this a better world for the Mnuchins and Wilburs and Ivankas -- The Gunnysack Generation.
11/28/2017 09:10:33 am
Yes, George, Donald certainly debased the nation again, a daily occurance. Actually, we know how he bahes and will continue to behave the second way as long as he remains president. Now, I blame the Congress for NOT REMOVING HIM FROM THE PRESIDENCY IMMEDIATELY. They have the power but are held back by the billionaires who controlled them, and want their taxes reduced regardless how Donald behaves.
11/28/2017 10:48:46 pm
Enough, George. The more appropriate and I submit accurate way to annalze this episode is reflecting the President’s complete disgust with Senator Warren’s attempt to identify herself with Native American patriots. She has earned her position of enmity in his mind both by, apparently, lying about her ethnic background and dishonestly criticizing the President at every turn in a way I conclude is deliberately dishonest. The President was honoring heroes. He was disgusted by Senator Warren’s falsely claimed association with heroes. Her Grandfather’s high cheek bones notwithstanding.
11/29/2017 08:59:07 pm
11/29/2017 08:47:03 pm
11/29/2017 09:05:00 pm
Take a breath, Bruce, don’t make assumptions (you are in error about Warren) and let’s be careful with our allegations and respectful.
11/29/2017 09:17:30 pm
11/30/2017 11:09:27 am
Just keep running this heading week after week. The headline will always be relevant as we sink deeper and deeper into the muck.
12/1/2017 02:15:30 am
12/1/2017 02:06:40 pm
By the way: in case you have any doubt about the validity of Bruce’s point – that the ceremony was a totally inappropriate place for Trump’s remark about Warren – take a look at the video at the beginning of George’s post.
12/2/2017 06:42:57 pm
12/8/2017 11:49:28 am
Watching Trump's unfortunate speech on moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, it seemed to me he was experiencing some kind of neurological "event" that was affecting his speech. Either that or he wars dentures and they were slipping. I'm betting that, despite the indignant denial of Sarah Hulkabee Sanders that there could be something wrong with her boss, he was visited the following morning by a doctor from Walter Reed.
12/8/2017 12:37:45 pm
12/8/2017 02:48:23 pm
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“I don’t think people understand how Covid affects older Americans,” Mr. Caretti said with frustration. “In 2020, there was this all-in-this-together vibe, and it’s been annihilated. People just need to care about other people, man. That’s my soapbox.”
---Vic Caretti, 47, whose father recently died of Covid at 85.
---From an article by Paula Span, who covers old age for the NYT, which currently has 2646 comments, the majority criticizing the American public – and public officials – for acting as if the pandemic is “over.”
Classic wishful thinking, at a lethal level.