Maggie Haberman of The New York Times has seen just about all of the bizarre and delusional things that failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president can do, but even she was taken completely aback by something he said during the COVID crisis that she says made her realize he had finally lost it and left her shocked.
Speaking with David Smith of The Guardian, Haberman noted:
“Everything about this presidency was foretold. The past is prologue with lots of people, but particularly with him. He ended up having this set of behaviors of his own that were augmented by the world he came from, the climate he came from in New York, the industry he came from and the industries he dealt with in terms of politics, of media.”
Haberman went on to explain that Trump has been instrumental in creating the political climate we’re currently experiencing:
That led Smith to ask if there was anything in particular Trump did that truly shocked her.
Haberman referenced a moment during the COVID crisis when Trump was conducting one of the daily COVID press briefings:
Haberman picks the day that Trump stood on the White House podium floating the idea that coronavirus patients might inject themselves with bleach.
“He was feeling competitive with the doctors because he gets competitive with everybody. That was a pretty striking moment.”
“As Trump mused on the utility of disinfectants as a miracle cure, the then coronavirus response coordinator, Deborah Birx, infamously sat silent. It was one incident among many that shone a light on the White House officials and aides who enabled Trump – or at least failed to make a stand until it was too late.”
Trump is a failure. He’s been a failure all his life and that’s all he’ll ever be.