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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:07 AM

Can we please stop with the Trump has dementia thing?

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He doesn't. He's just an asshole. He just has more power now than he ever has before and whatever tiny filter he had before he doesn't need anymore. Please don't give him the excuse of a physical illness to explain his behavior. HE IS AN EGOMANIACAL ASSHOLE, and this is his true personality.


ON EDIT: I should have added drugs...there are definitely drugs involved with Trump's behavior.

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Reply Can we please stop with the Trump has dementia thing? (Original post)
mindfulNJ Sep 20 OP
Paladin Sep 20 #1
Nevilledog Sep 20 #36
SouthernCal_Dem Sep 20 #2
mindfulNJ Sep 20 #4
brush Sep 20 #37
Dave Starsky Sep 20 #11
essme Sep 20 #3
lillypaddle Sep 20 #5
DonaldsRump Sep 20 #6
mindfulNJ Sep 20 #10
SheltieLover Sep 20 #16
BKDem Sep 20 #7
In_The_Wind Sep 20 #9
llmart Sep 20 #13
SheltieLover Sep 20 #18
BKDem Sep 20 #27
SheltieLover Sep 20 #33
fescuerescue Sep 20 #8
Polly Hennessey Sep 20 #12
maryellen99 Sep 20 #14
Squinch Sep 20 #15
dweller Sep 20 #17
LineLineLineReply .
Squinch Sep 20 #25
ck4829 Sep 20 #19
Statistical Sep 20 #20
mindfulNJ Sep 20 #22
LisaL Sep 20 #38
USALiberal Sep 20 #30
Thomas Hurt Sep 20 #21
mindfulNJ Sep 20 #26
AngryOldDem Sep 20 #23
SheltieLover Sep 20 #24
hlthe2b Sep 20 #28
USALiberal Sep 20 #29
lunasun Sep 20 #31
Demsrule86 Sep 20 #32
C_U_L8R Sep 20 #34
Polybius Sep 20 #35

Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:08 AM

1. No. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM

36. +1000000

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:09 AM

2. It can be both

He's an egomaniacal asshole with dementia.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:11 AM

4. I still maintain

that he knows exactly what he's doing.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:07 AM

37. His father had it so why do you think he doesn't have early-stage dementia?

He's shown signs of it in word slurring and losing sense of direction at times, not to mention the comparison of videos of the younger trump and current videos of him. There's undeniable decline.

That doesn't mean he's suffering from complete, 24/7 cognitive impairment. He can still spend an hour on his comb-over and make-up everyday and then go out and have ego-stroking rallies where he insanely urges his sycophants to not wear masks during this worldwide pandemic, but he's still an evil mfer—trying to install dictatorship here—when he's lucid. Or should I say semi-lucid because anyone urging people not to wear masks when infections from covid and deaths are raging every-fucking-where has to be somewhat nuts.

And further more, what sane person loses money running casinos? Casinos are designed to make money for the house but trump somehow managed to go bankrupt in the casino business, several times.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:16 AM

11. Absolutely. They are not mutually exclusive.

Trump can even be a an asshole AND have dementia AND be a baseline imbecile AND have had psychological issues. It's quite apparent that he was never, ever playing with a full deck to begin with.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:10 AM

3. No. "We" cannot

If you can't see the deterioration over the past four years, you need to go back and watch some youtube tapes.

The people that are posting include medical professionals that are long standing members of DU. I respect their opinions.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:12 AM

5. How do you know?

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:12 AM

6. Listening to him on the Woodward tapes

He was COMPLETELY coherent and totally comprehending what was going on.

That actually makes it worse: Trump is INTENTIONALLY doing these things. I am no longer chalking it up to his stupidity or dementia. He is stupid and a narcissist, but he is totally aware of things. He probably has a substance problem, which causes his extremely odd behavior. But he knows full well what he is doing.

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:15 AM

10. My thoughts exactly

He knew exactly what was happening with Covid. Pure evil.

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:23 AM

16. Yes he knows exactly what he is doing

Taking orders from putin to destroy our country and kill / sicken as many people in the process as possible.

Blaming his behavior & decusions on dementia couod lead to an insanity plea if/ when he is prosecuted.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:13 AM

7. I don't give a shit what the diagnosis is. He is unfit for office,

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Response to BKDem (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:15 AM

9. +1

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Response to BKDem (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:20 AM

13. +1000

Best answer yet.

I could care less if he's going downhill physically and/or mentally as long as we get rid of him.

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Response to BKDem (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:24 AM

18. But a perception of dementia could lead to an insanity plea

If/ when he is eventually prosecuted.

He knows exactly what he is doing!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:29 AM

27. I'd say Trump's unfitness and criminality predate any recent medical issues. Lock him up.

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Response to BKDem (Reply #27)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:51 AM

33. Absolutely!

But if there is a public perception of mental decline, it could give him an out legally.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:14 AM

8. It just discussion. The General population know this

they know dimensia and they know assholes.

What's discussed here is just to make us feel better.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:18 AM

12. Yes.

The man does not have dementia. He is simply a carnival barker with the largest crowd of suckers he ever thought possible. He is not terribly bright but he does know how to manipulate and he knows what people like to hear. Most of humanity prefers to follow any pied piper with the smoothest talk and the loudest voice. Thoughts jump around in his head like popping corn, which is why he seems incoherent at times.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:20 AM

14. I think he is going through mental deterioration but I think that's due to his drug abuse nt

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:21 AM

15. Can we please stop with the "please stop with the Trump has dementia thing" thing?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:24 AM

17. you stop that now ...



✌🏼

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Response to dweller (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:28 AM

25. .

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:24 AM

19. No. Question his mental fitness.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:24 AM

20. Compare tapes of his in 2016 to 2020.

The mental degradation is very pronounced. It is possible for him to be a narcissistic evil asshole ... who also has dementia (or some other form of mental decline).

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Response to Statistical (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:27 AM

22. Maybe, but listen to the Woodward tapes

He sounds pretty lucid to me. Evil...but lucid.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:17 AM

38. Yep, it's bizarre but it would appear he is trying to act dumber than he actually is

in public. He certainly understood that coronavirus is dangerous, airborne, and easily transmissible while saying stupid shit about it in public.

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Response to Statistical (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:36 AM

30. Link to proof please! nt

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:26 AM

21. Naw, dont think so, he has memory lapses and speech issues...

are those part of developing dementia...could be, may be not.

Trump is a malignant narcissist, he is completely amoral and emotionally stunted.

I agree with you that this is the primary problem with him, but the possibility that he is contending with oncoming dementia or strokes is plausible as well.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:29 AM

26. Those symptoms could be drug use

Who knows.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:27 AM

23. We won't know for sure until he's long gone.

But I have a gut feel that when we do get the full details, they will be horrifying.

He does seem to have deteriorated, both physically and mentally, far beyond the usual accelerated aging that other presidents seem to undergo as their terms progress.

(And will we ever find out why he made that weekend trip to Walter Reed (or was it Bethesda?) last year?)

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:27 AM

24. A public perception of dementia could lead to a ruling of mental incompetence

To be tried for crimes when / if he is prosecuted.

I prefer not to give him a defense of mental incompetenfe because he knows exactly what he is doing.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:32 AM

28. More than 100 Psychiatric and Neurosychiatric professionals have spoken out and many believe some

of what we are seeing is consistent with progressive dementia. So, I believe we need to listen to them.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:35 AM

29. +1000, the DU Doctors crack me up! nt

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:40 AM

31. Seems stupid and stoned a lot

Assholism is obvious

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:45 AM

32. Yes he does IMHO.

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:13 AM

34. A stupid asshole leading all the stupid assholes in a stupid asshole party

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Response to mindfulNJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:04 AM

35. Agreed

Dementia is fairly quick. He's the same as he was 5 years ago. Maybe not as fast, maybe worse knees, and certainly older looking, but that's to be expected and unrelated.

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