Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) gets to the bottom of things, the ur-text as it were, of the The Russian Usurper’s Administration:
“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.
“…White House officials said privately there was no broader strategy behind the interviews. GOP strategists and Capitol Hill aides were puzzled by it all. “I have no idea what they view as a successful media hit,” said one senior GOP consultant with close ties to the administration. “He just seemed to go crazy today,” a senior GOP aide said.”
Now, TBotP is one thing and one thing only: a suck-up to power. And if they are publishing articles that imply that Hair Führer is nuts, imagine what the rest of the Village must be saying over drinks and weenies?
“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.”
Which might help to explain this attempt at clarification, myabe?
President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry. Would never have let it happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017
…you know, the time-traveling Andrew Jackson, I guess would never have let it happen?
And we didn’t even get into the article where he offers praise to dictators, offers to meet with them, and so on. This is not normal. His handler should follow him around with a blowdart of Thorazine and a polo mallet.
Trump is not at the point where he’s sticking straw in his hair and yowling at the moon (that we know of, anyway), but that cannot be far off. At the moment, on the nuttiness scale, I would have to say that he’s right around One-L (but without the Jeebus stuff), but he’s sliding fast.