The President Is Not Well
We live in an era now where the mood of the President is news, and in the last week, the mood has been poor. He’s “pissed at damn near everyone.” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is close to being fired; Chief of Staff John Kelly may follow her out the door, and from what I understand, the Vice President’s Chief of Staff David Ayers is next in line to be the Chief of Staff, but if he becomes Chief of Staff, there are reports that many others — including Kellyanne Conway — may quit. He fired Jeff Sessions, the acting AG Matt Whitaker is coming under scrutiny and likely has no chance of being confirmed by the Senate should Trump put him forward as a permanent replacement. Trump is also worried about Don Jr.s’ legal exposure; Roger Stone is close to being indicted for not only perjury but conspiracy, and that may blow back on the President. In the meantime, Trump is still pissed off about the media’s reaction to his decision not to attend a ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, though he brought that entirely upon himself. From Vanity Fair:
One Republican briefed on the internal discussions said the real reason Trump did not want to go was because there would be no tent to stand under. “He was worried his hair was going to get messed up in the rain,” the source said. “[John] Bolton and everyone was telling him this was a big mistake.” A former administration official said Trump hates being outside in wet conditions. “What I honestly think? He woke up and said, ‘It’s pouring rain. This is a joke and I’m not doing this.’”
It’s gotten so bad that reportedly Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been afraid to visit the White House because he fears being fired.
In the meantime, Trump wakes up every morning to find that the Republicans have lost even more seats in the House, and the races in Florida are upsetting him because they’re closer than he wants them to be. He feels responsible for all of those losses, and you know how we know he feels responsible? Because he keeps blaming them on everyone else.
Yesterday, however, he gave an interview to The Daily Caller (Tucker Carlson’s outfit), and you may have heard the nonsense he spoke about illegal voting. However, what you may have read yesterday was the edited version. Here’s the transcript, and folks: The President is not well. This is not how a human being with normal brain function speaks. This is not how a rational person thinks. He doesn’t understand the electoral system, and he’s such a narcissist that the only explanation he is willing to buy about the midterm losses is that implausible shenanigans were at play.
I give you the full unedited passage on voting. You might want to put on a helmet. It’s a rough ride:
You can only put in a number of people that are registered voters or live there. Now they’re, I guess they were trying to take illegal voters but these are — I’ve been saying, this is a problem all over the country by the way. This is what I’ve been saying.
This is a problem in California that’s so bad of illegals voting. This is a California problem and if you notice, almost every race — I was watching today — out of like 11 races that are in question they’re gonna win all of them.
The Republicans don’t win and that’s because of potentially illegal votes, which is what I’ve been saying for a long time. I have no doubt about it. And I’ve seen it, I’ve had friends talk about it when people get in line that have absolutely no right to vote and they go around in circles. Sometimes they go to their car, put on a different hat, put on a different shirt, come in and vote again. Nobody takes anything. It’s really a disgrace what’s going on.
The disgrace is that, voter ID. If you buy, you know, a box of cereal, if you do anything, you have a voter ID.
Well, over here, the only thing you don’t is if you’re a voter of the United States. A voter in the United States of America. I think it’s a disgrace what’s going on. Really a disgrace. And they try to shame everybody by calling them racist or calling them something, anything they can think of, when you say you want voter ID. But voter ID is a very important thing.
If you look at what happened in New Hampshire, where thousands of people came up and voted from a very liberal part of Massachusetts and they came up in buses and they voted. I said, ‘what’s going on over here,’ my people said, ‘you won New Hampshire easily except they have tremendous numbers of buses coming up.’ They’re pouring up by the hundreds, buses of people getting out, voting. Then they’re supposed to go back within 90 days. And of the people that are supposed to go back, almost none of them do. In other words, they go back after the vote is over. They go back — and I think it’s like three percent — I mean, almost nobody goes back to show that, you know, that they were allowed to vote. And so what do you do? Recall the election. Recall the election. I mean, there, you should be able to recall the election.
Those are the words of the President of the United States of America, a position held by 44 well educated, reasonably intelligent people … and Donald Trump.
And here he is, basically threatening martial law? Or right-wing violence? Because 15 protestors knocked on Tucker Carlson’s door and shouted some things for about 10 minutes the other night:
THE DAILY CALLER: Tucker Carlson had his house attacked, he had a mob outside of his house while his wife was home. They cracked the door — what is this violence? Where does it come from? Do you have a message for Tucker and his family?
POTUS: I do, I spoke to Tucker and I think Tucker’s a great guy and I think it’s terrible, they were actually trying to break down the door.
THE DAILY CALLER: How do you think the police should handle Antifa, generally?
POTUS: These people, like the Antifa you’re talking about, the Antifa — they better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize. Because if they do, they’re much tougher. Much stronger. Potentially much more violent. And Antifa’s going to be in big trouble. But so far they haven’t done that, and that’s a good thing.
But they better hope that the other side doesn’t mobilize, you understand what I’m saying. Because if you look, the other side is the military, it’s the police, it’s a lot of very strong, a lot of very tough people. Tougher than them. And smarter than them. And they’re sitting back and watching and they’re getting angrier and angrier.
Meanwhile, based on his most recent tweets, I expect Mueller will be kicking up some indictments soon and that Trump will activate his Matt Whitaker weapon.
The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want. They are a disgrace to our Nation and don’t…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2018
….care how many lives the ruin. These are Angry People, including the highly conflicted Bob Mueller, who worked for Obama for 8 years. They won’t even look at all of the bad acts and crimes on the other side. A TOTAL WITCH HUNT LIKE NO OTHER IN AMERICAN HISTORY!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2018
It’s gonna be a day.
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