Recently, numerous news reports have surfaced genuinely questioning Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump’s sanity. Notably, The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson bluntly asked, “Is Donald Trump just plain crazy?” “During the primary season…I thought he was being crazy like a fox,” Robinson wrote. “Now I am increasingly convinced that he’s just plain crazy.”
If Trump was just a reality TV star, his tenuous grip on reality would earn him a few bizarre headlines on the E! News. As a candidate for the presidency, it’s becoming clear that his mental state could lead to dire consequences on a global scale.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, ex-CIA director Michael Hayden said he was concerned about a Trump presidency because of the candidate’s erratic behavior. “He’s inconsistent. And when you’re the head of a global superpower, inconsistency, unpredictability; those are dangerous things. They frighten your friends and they tempt your enemies. And so, I would be very concerned.”
Another revelation by the show’s host, Joe Scarborough, is even scarier: “Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times he asked about the use of nuclear weapons,” Scarborough said. “Three times [Trump] asked at one point if we had them why can’t we use them.”
Scarborough’s revelation was met with a grave silence from Morning Joe’s co-host, Mika Brzezinski, and the rest of the panel. Scarborough then asked Hayden about the time frame between the president’s decision to deploy a nuclear weapon and its launch. “It’s scenario dependent,” Hayden said. “But the system is designed for speed and decisiveness. It’s not designed to debate the decision.”
We can’t decide if Trump is doing everything he can to lose his bid for the White House with a big reality tv show reveal just before the election, or if he honestly believes he’ll be good at ‘Presidenting’. After all, epic decisions have to be made, literally at a moment’s notice.
How could a single iota of trust be placed on a person — much less a world leader — with such a warped, narcissistic disregard for anyone but himself? That he doesn’t see his fake orange tan or weird muppet hair when he looks in the mirror makes it pretty clear that his perception is warped from the get-go.
And finally, have you noticed that Trump’s fans and supporters have the same zeal, anger and fervor as whacked-out ISIS supporters? Why is Trump’s base pretty much limited to psychiatric patients exhibiting signs of psychosis? That alone is extremely troubling. ‘Something ain’t right, folks’.