Admit it: At least once (and very possibly more than once) you’ve wondered exactly what in the hell is wrong with President Donald Trump.
No, not his abhorrent policies and how he seems to delight in attacking anyone he senses is weaker than him. It’s much deeper than that, and it can be seen in the way he often mispronounces words, clings to a podium as he’s about to topple to the floor, and looked like he was 100 years old when he tried to navigate that mildly sloping ramp after he completed his speech at West Point earlier this year.
Now, however, we have another example of Trump’s deteriorating mental health, and it comes in the form of a Twitter posting he retweeted which suggested that the president abandon cities controlled by Democrats and “let them rot,” which led Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post to note:
Have we lost our capacity to be shocked? The President of the United States — who is supposed to lead an entire nation — just retweeted someone urging “Leave Democrat cities. Let them rot.”
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) August 16, 2020
That led George Conway — the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway — to remark:
And he’s going to get worse. Ask any mental health professional. https://t.co/LAuZRzBeA9
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 16, 2020
If anyone has inside information regarding what might be physically and mentally wrong with Trump, it’s Kellyanne Conway, and it’s a safe bet she discusses such matters with her husband.
Conway’s tweet led others to join the chorus and say they also think the president is slipping and slipping fast:
I believe he has a major illness and I believe it is really bad and there’s a coverup as tonhad bad it truly is
His gait is off
He mispronounces words he should know
Habitual liar and believes his BS
His facts are delusional
— carol stern (@fashion654) August 16, 2020
Each day as November 3rd gets closer he will get more deranged, demented and desperate. As delusional as he is, @realDonaldTrump is now consumed by the prospect of federal and state indictments against him and his children in 2021. His decades of frauds & cons are coming for him.
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) August 16, 2020
Actually he’s going the way of his brother. Shouldn’t take long.
— Jane LeRoux (@JaneLeRouxxx) August 16, 2020
There’s something about degenerative disease, and Trump’s role in exploiting his father, that makes it impossible for Trump to consider his own mortality. His mind will enter a wilderness of psychosis, most likely.
— Robert P. Dean (@RobertPDean1) August 16, 2020
I think we are going to see him completely melt down. Trump is not through, he will stop at nothing.
— Trump is a TRAITOR. (@Doreen09331357) August 16, 2020
The most important unanswered question that remains for Trump and the nation is this one: Will his illness completely debilitate him before he manages to destroy the United States?