If you haven’t seen failed, one-term former President Donald Trump lately, then you may not be aware of just how badly he’s deteriorated — mentally and physically — since he left office five months ago.
Take, for example, the speech he gave to the North Carolina GOP, where he slurred words, looked exhausted, and even appeared to be wearing his pants backwards:
And now we have one of Trump’s “video statements” which was released recently. As you can tell in the video, Trump is going on endlessly about contractors, though most of what he says is just babbling.
But what’s even stranger than the words is the fact that Trump cannot seem to open his eyes. It’s as if he’s reading a script that’s printed on the underside of his eyelids. Check this out:
WTF is going on with that?!
Fortunately we didn’t have to wait long before the internet provided all sorts of theories and commentary on Donnie:
Donnie’s family needs to look for an assisted living facility for the crazy ex-POTUS. ASAP.
Failed, one-term former President Donald Trump fully expects that he will be “reinstated” as head of state by no later than August, according to Maggie Haberman of the New York Times.
Haberman noted on Twitter that Trump is convinced the Arizona election “audit” currently taking place will prove that he was the rightful winner of the 2020 election:
Be sure and note that Trump’s obsession with being restored to the presidency comes at the same time that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. has ramped up his investigation of the former president, even going so far as to empanel a grand jury that will decide if there’s enough evidence to hand down indictments against Trump, members of his family, or top officials in the Trump Organization.
Just last week, we learned that Vance may also seek racketeering charges against Trump and his company:
“Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance could be considering a criminal charge that former President Donald Trump’s business empire was a corrupt enterprise under a New York law resembling the federal racketeering statute known as RICO, former prosecutors and defense attorneys said.
“New York’s enterprise corruption statute — which carries the potential for severe penalties — can be applied to money-making businesses alleged to have repeatedly engaged in criminal activity as a way to boost their bottom line.”
The Trump Organization is suspected of inflating the valuations of real estate in order to obtain loans (bank fraud) and then devaluing those properties to decrease the tax burden, which would constitute tax fraud. Trump’s corporation may also have laundered money for criminal organizations.
Whatever happens with the Manhattan grand jury or the investigation being conducted by New York Attorney General Letitia James, one thing is certain: Donald Trump will not be returning to the White House anytime soon, not even as an invited guest.
As of today, Donald Trump has only 12 days left in office, because on January 20, President-elect Joe Biden will officially take the oath of office and become our next president.
However, with a man as unstable and downright evil as Trump still in charge, a lot could potentially happen over the next couple of weeks, and three scenarios in particular are downright terrifying, as Bill Kristol of The Bulwark spelled out by noting his three major concerns: “Iran, the Insurrection Act and insanity.”
Kristol laid out his fears in a Twitter thread on New Year’s Eve:
Any and all of the possibilities Kristol lays out are completely conceivable with a man as unstable as Donald Trump. The incumbent president feels cornered and is clearly desperate to stay in office so he can continue to have immunity from prosecution. And as he’s repeatedly shown over the past four years, nothing is too depraved or evil for the man.
We have to remain vigilant and on guard over the next couple of weeks. Together, we will boot Trump from office and start anew.
Despite the seemingly endless (not to mention pathetic) legal challenges Donald Trump and his attorneys have filed in a vain attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, the current head of state and his administration will come to an end at noon on January 20 of next year.
But here’s a question many are asking: What will Trump do once he’s no longer president?
There was talk this week that the Donald might try to resurrect his old “Apprentice” TV show, but no reputable network would dare to carry it for fear that advertisers would boycott such a venture.
Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, says he thinks all of Trump’s legal and financial problems will lead him to have a complete mental collapse.
Speaking with Politico’s Michael Kruse, Cohen said:
Yale University forensic psychiatrist Bandy Lee concurred with Cohen, noting:
“We’re at a stage now where his detachment from reality is pretty much complete and his symptoms are as severe as can be. (Trump is like) a car without functioning brakes (that) always crashes.”
Of course, that could be Trump’s plan: To feign mental illness so he can get out of the fix he’s in. But if he thinks he’s going to try such a defense, he should keep in mind that proving you’re mentally unable to understand the difference between right and wrong almost never works for any defendant.
The bizarre joyride Donald Trump took on Sunday in which he endangered the lives of his Secret Service detail didn’t set well with many, including his own son, Donald Trump Jr., according to Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair, who reports that Junior thinks it may be time for an “intervention”:
“Sources said Donald Trump Jr. is deeply upset by his father’s decision to drive around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last night with members of the Secret Service while he was infected with COVID-19. ‘Don Jr. thinks Trump is acting crazy,’ one of the sources told me. The stunt outraged medical experts, including an attending physician at Walter Reed.”
Sherman also reveals that two Republicans who are familiar with conversations taking place within the Trump family told him that Don Jr. had tried to convince his other siblings — Eric and Ivanka, along with Jared Kushner — that their father is acting strangely:
However, others in the upper echelons of the White House were said to be very worried about the president’s all-caps tweets sent out Monday morning, which suggested he was in the throes of a manic episode:
“They’re all worried. They’ve tried to get him to stop tweeting.”
Of special concern is that such tweets and the drugs being administered to the president for the purpose of helping him face the ongoing attack from coronavirus could open him up to calls that the 25th Amendment be invoked to remove him from office:
If his closest family members are suggesting that their father may have lost what was left of his mind, what does that suggest could happen in the closing days of the 2020 campaign? And what might a drugged-out Donald Trump do just to stay in power? Start a war? Impose martial law?
Whatever happens, the sooner this madman is out of the Oval Office, the safer all of us will be.