When Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, my largest fear was what he would do to immigrants and how much damage Trump would do to México’s economy. From the beginning there was commentary about Trump’s fitness to be president. The commentary ranged from his lack of knowledge about policy all the way up to his mental state. I though Trump’s mental state landed somewhere in between. But now I fear that Donald Trump is mentally unstable. That, and the Kim Jong-un’s craziness in letting his people starve to death to build nuclear bombs has me worried, not about México, or immigrants but about the world.
I’ve been reading Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury since Friday when it went on sale ahead of schedule do to Trump’s legal threats. If you haven’t read it already, you should, it’s very eye opening. You can buy it online by clicking the Amazon link on the right, and yes, I get a few pennies for you buying from my link. But whether you buy it from my link or from another source, you should.
Some of you may be inclined to believe that the book is nothing but “fake news” but there are some irrefutable truths that cannot be denied. Number one is that Steve Bannon is quoted extensively in the book. Bannon has somewhat denied the characterizations of Donald Trump, Jr. attributed to him but has not unequivocally denied making the statements in the book attributed to him. At best, Bannon has issued a mea culpa in response to the book. What’s more, Bannon’s financial backing, the Mercers, have cut him off. If the book was “fake news” and Bannon didn’t make those statements, why punish him by cutting him off financially? On Tuesday, Steve Bannon announced he was stepping down from Breitbart.
Why step down from Breitbart if the book is “fake news?” Obviously, the people at Breitbart believe that Bannon made some, or all the comments quoted in the book.
The second issue to consider is the fact that no one at the Whitehouse has denied that the author, Michael Wolff, had extensive access to the Whitehouse and the people working there. Think about that for a moment, an author has extensive access to the Whitehouse and no one knows he’s writing a tell-all book? How is that possible? Better yet, what does that say about sophisticated spies, such as the Russians or North Korea gaining access to the Whitehouse? If that doesn’t spell out crazy, what does?
The third issue Donald Trump’s attempt to keep the book away from you by threatening to sue the publisher. If it’s such a lie, why bother?
Is the book the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
Not likely, but its narrative, albeit all likely created by Steve Bannon, makes a case for mental stability of Donald Trump.
Much of the narrative about the mental incapacity of Donald Trump correlates with the whisper campaigns and public discourse about Trump across the nation. It’s an ongoing narrative. But more important is that it is a Steve Bannon book. It’s Bannon’s narrative that comes across the book that should worry everyone.
It’s simple, Steve Bannon was a close confident of Donald Trump as the presidential campaign went into the final stretch and Bannon was there at the beginning of the Trump presidency. There is no discounting that unpleasant fact.
Then, how is it, that the Trump champion, Steve Bannon feel the need to disparage his champion Donald Trump in such a way as to encourage the notion that Donald Trump is crazy? Is Bannon an ungrateful idiot telling lies? Possibly, but what does that say about the intelligence of Donald Trump to allow Steve Bannon to get close to him during the latter part of the campaign and his first year of the presidency? We can discount Bannon as nothing more than an ungrateful opportunist but what does that say about Donald Trump’s mental faculties in allowing him in?
The book can be twisted all sorts of ways, from outright lies to the factual reality of the Whitehouse but the common denominator is that almost everyone is questioning the mental state of Donald Trump, even Trump himself.
The mental state of the President of the United States is being questioned.
That’s the bottom line that everyone should keep in mind as the book makes its round across the world. It has sold out and the publisher has rushed to print more copies. Wikileaks linked to a free copy on the Internet until Google shut down the link. The book is reaching millions of people and the question of Donald Trump’s mental state is reaching many millions more.
Up until now, the world leader whose mental state was questioned was Kim Jong-un. Donald Trump’s mental capacity is now being questioned as well. Is this what “Make America Great Again” meant, a crazy president?
But more important, we now have to crazy people with the power to blow up the world! How’s that make you feel?