Trump sees millions of people who don't exist (re: inauguration crowd). Trump can't see millions of people who do exist (re: voters). Trump sees terrorist attacks that don't exist (re: Sweden). Trump refuses to believe terror attacks that do exist (re: Newtown).
Now Lindsey Graham and other Republicans are telling me I have to take Trump's claim that was wire-tapped "very seriously." How about this: fuck you.
It is obvious to everyone who isn’t a Republican that there is something very, very, very wrong with him—and even some of them are finally starting to understand. (Republican Ben Sasse seems to get it—what’s wrong with the rest of you dolts?)
I don’t have to take anything Trump says seriously because he has lost all credibility with his erratic behavior and his obvious detachment from reality. No other politician has a 4% truth score on Politifact. He is incapable of believing anything that doesn't directly praise him. He sees enemies and conspiracies everywhere. How do you not see this as a problem?
You see, sadly, I meet a lot of mentally ill people on the streets of Orlando. When one of them talks to me, I offer to buy them food. (I don't ever give money.) What I never do is try to make sense of whatever they are ranting to me. They say some really weird shit to me, but I don't entertain their notions or try to rationalize what they are "really" saying. You can't really understand a crazy person.
So I am pretty fucking sick and tired of dancing around the subject of Trump's mental health. GOP apologists have to face reality even if their childish, tamper-throwing god-king won't. I am NOT pretending that there is a debate to be had here over whether Trump maybe has a point or somehow his unhinged Twitter rantings are a “service to our nation." Trump is a fucking crazy person and at some point you are just going to have come to grips with this.
It's time to say it: Trump is dangerously mentally ill and is temperamentally incapable of being president.
Those aren't my words, by the way. The top psychotherapist from John Hopkins said Trump is "dangerously mentally ill and is temperamentally incapable of being president."
You see, for over 50 years mental health professionals have been subject to the "Goldwater Rule", which prevents them from speaking out and analyzing public figures. This is a good thing. However, Trump is becoming so deranged that a lot of them are risking their careers and are now breaking this rule to speak out because things are starting to get dangerous!
In less than a month, Trump had a village massacred and an American killed for the sake of his own ego, executed a disastrous and illegal religious ban that was stopped in the courts, lashed out at a U.S. ally because “he was tired,” and has had countless conspiracy-laden meltdowns on Twitter. He is a fucking crazy person, and one prepared speech being read from a teleprompter couldn't have changed that fact as much as you wanted it to. (Talking to you, Van Jones.)
There's an episode of The Simpsons where Homer is watching a TV show of an infant who was promoted to Admiral. Everyone around the baby is trying to follow the baby's orders, but it's silly because it's a baby. That's where we are folks. We are living in a silly cartoon within another cartoon. Only it isn’t funny at all. It’s deadly serious.
Horrible things are going to happen soon: a war will be started, and people will die. The GOP has shown there is absolutely nothing that he can say or do that will warrant them to speak up, so Democrats had better get on the damn ball. Stop debating policy points and start fighting for reality: every Democrat at every legislative level needs to start openly calling for Trump’s removal from office due to his lack of mental fitness. This isn't about a war of ideas or the fact that Trump lost the popular vote—so did George W. but we never called for his removal. Stop arguing with idiots over Trump’s delusions and start questioning the man behind those delusions.
You will never win an argument with a crazy person, but we can damn sure fight to make sure the crazy person doesn’t have the nuclear codes before he decides to use them.