I regret to inform you of this. Our president is mentally unwell. It does not require a degree in medicine or psychiatry or neurology to make this observation.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump made the case for his troubled mental state in three acts.
At an Oval Office meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the president said this:
“I have great respect for Angela and I have great respect for the country… My father is German, was German, born in a very wonderful place in Germany so I have a very great feeling for Germany.”
President Trump’s father, Fred, was born in New York. And this isn’t the first time Trump has mistakenly claimed his father was born in Germany.
Later on Tuesday, President Trump gave a speech to the National Republican Congressional Committee, the political arm of the GOP that elects House members. There, he said this:
"Someone's going to leak this whole damn speech to the media," Trump tells NRCC in a speech that is being broadcast live by C-SPAN.
— John Fritze (@jfritze) April 3, 2019
You can watch the whole thing here. Trump has spent plenty of his adult life in front of cameras. He knows when there are cameras around. (Remember all of those times during the campaign that Trump pointed to the very obvious media bullpen covering his campaign to shame them?) Did he really not know he was on camera at this point?
At the dinner, President Trump seriously suggested that windmills… give you cancer.
TRUMP during NRCC speech: "If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer. You tell me that one, okay? Rerrrr rerrrr!" pic.twitter.com/lYmx84Yxk1
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 3, 2019
Look, I don’t know about you, but if somebody close to you:
- Repeatedly insisted a parent was born thousands of miles from where he was actually born—in another country, no less;
- Was unaware of whether he was being recorded, when that was obvious to all;
- Insisted that windmills can give you cancer …
I’d say that person is mentally unwell. I welcome your defenses of any/all of this.