A Trump Tower of Absolute Folly – by Ross Douthat – NYT

“Donald Trump’s campaign against his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in which he is seemingly attempting to insult and humiliate and tweet-shame Sessions into resignation, is an insanely stupid exercise. It is a multitiered tower of political idiocy, a sublime monument to the moronic, a gaudy, gleaming, Ozymandian folly that leaves many of the president’s prior efforts in its shade.

Let us walk through the levels of stupidity one by one. First there is the policy level — generally the lowest, least important in Trumpworld, but still worth exploring.

To the extent that any figure in the Trump administration both embodies “Trumpism” and seems capable of executing its policy ambitions, it is Sessions, who is using his office to strictly enforce immigration laws and pursue an old-school law-and-order agenda.”

Brilliant Ross Douthat, just brilliant.

Here is a top comment I found interesting>


Connecticut 6 hours ago

I’m a board-certified psychiatrist who has worked extensively in the forensic arena. I have evaluated many people for age-related mental compromise. I have watched videos of Trump from years ago (interviewed by Chris Matthews and many others) and watched and listened to him over the last few years. It’s clear to me that Trump’s cognition and judgment have progressively declined, and his utterances are those of a compromised individual. Your article amply demonstrates Trump’s lack of logic, poor judgment (defined as the ability to foresee the consequences of one’s actions), and his poor impulse control. His immature and mindless blather is filled with moment-to-moment contradictions and semantic mantras of repetition (“Believe me” or “beautiful”) indicating an inability to think and speak coherently. While he has not had a major “stroke” I am certain he has not-so-subtle indications of vascular compromise that would show up on brain scans. Aside from his severe personality defects, he is cognitively and emotionally compromised by virtue of organic brain changes, and the 25th Amendment would be an appropriate remedy.

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