Well, this is horrifying.
Once again we’re seeing the President of the United States’ mental health questioned, only this time the call is coming from… inside the White House!
Last year, The New York Times published an op-ed by “a current or former senior White House official” who claimed Donald Trump was mentally unfit for office.
Now the author, who describes themselves as “part of the resistance inside the Trump administration,” has written a 259-page book on the subject, with even more disturbing detail.
In an excerpt of A Warning published in the Washington Post‘s review, the insider, credited as simply Anonymous, writes:
“I am not qualified to diagnose the president’s mental acuity. All I can tell you is that normal people who spend any time with Donald Trump are uncomfortable by what they witness.”
Hey, Anon — normal people who spend any time watching Donald Trump on TV are uncomfortable by what they witness. Or following him on Twitter. Or just reading the news, guy, this is not new.
This isn’t even far off from what we’ve heard in other insider takes about the White House. So what specifically does this writer say is making people so “uncomfortable”?
“He stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing information, not occasionally but with regularity.”
Not the Trump we know! LOLz!
In all seriousness, that’s some pretty disturbing stuff. But let’s be honest… is that not what we’re seeing in public??
We’ve seen Trump slur his words, we’ve certainly seen him make no freakin’ sense in interviews. His Twitter account is plenty of proof of someone who is “easily irritated.”
What the author does give is an inside account of what it’s like for the people in the White House having to watch this going on.
They describe Trump as “a twelve-year-old in an air traffic control tower” and an “elderly uncle running pantsless” through a nursing home, “cursing loudly about the cafeteria food, as worried attendants tried to catch him.”
They write about witnessing the behavior:
“You’re stunned, amused, and embarrassed all at the same time”
Anonymous says every single person in the building knows exactly the feeling of watching this happen.
“Those who would claim otherwise are lying to themselves or to the country.”
According to Anonymous, the irritability got the point after Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election that cabinet members even took an informal vote on whether they would sign off on removing Trump using the 25th Amendment.
This is not the first time we’ve heard those who actually spend time in Trump’s presence have concerns about his mental health. Back in December 2017 a few members of congress reportedly met with a psychiatrist to ask whether an evaluation was appropriate.
Dr. Bandy X. Lee later told CNN she did think an evaluation was necessary:
“Mr. Trump is showing signs of impairment that the average person could not see. He is becoming very unstable very quickly. There is a need for neuropsychiatric evaluation that would demonstrate his capacity to serve.”
She specifically pointed at the time to Trump’s embrace of conspiracy theories — you know, like the one saying it was the Ukraine who launched a cyber attack on the 2016 election, on behalf of the Democrats. The one for which he is now accused of withholding their military aid until they promised to publicly announce investigations into, along with Joe Biden‘s son’s company.
Huh. Too bad someone couldn’t have predicted that kind of thing…
BTW, it must be said — at a time when Trump is demanding the whistleblower who first drew everyone’s attention to his Ukraine phone call be revealed, endangering his life? When several diplomats have since come forward and given testimony to Congress — getting blasted by the POTUS for their trouble? The least this Anonymous person can do is put their name to these claims.
Unless of course… they’re still there, pulling a Severus Snape on Trump from right beside him. Hmm…
What do YOU think about these latest descriptions of Trump’s behavior??
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