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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 06:49 AM

Trump is spouting nonsense at a greater rate

Source: CNN

Trump is spouting nonsense at a greater rate

By Michael D'Antonio
Updated 1906 GMT (0306 HKT) April 5, 2019

(CNN) — It's not just that President Donald Trump has been spouting nonsense at a greater rate, although he is. What's new is that his false statements are becoming more bizarre. He said this week, for example, that his Bronx-native father was born in Germany. And they are accompanied by other displays of apparent cognitive distress. Among the glaring examples:

•Last month, the President of the United States looked at Apple executive Tim Cook, one of the most important business leaders in the world, and called him Tim Apple.
•A few days earlier at a conservative conference where he literally hugged a flag, Trump ditched his script and rambled for two mostly incoherent hours. He mixed mockery, profanity and grandiosity in a style more suited to a barstool than a podium decorated with the presidential seal.
•In an Oval Office encounter with reporters this week, he repeatedly used the word "oranges" instead of "origins" to demand an investigation into the beginnings of the independent counsel's probe of Russian influence in the 2016 election.
•Bizarrely, he told a GOP fundraiser audience that "they say" the sound created by energy-producing windmills "causes cancer."

In any family, a 72-year-old man who spoke this way would be the subject of urgent discussions. Trump's trouble accessing words, summoning long-term memories, and naming a famous man in front of him could indicate mental deterioration. Add the crazy talk about windmills and cancer, coming from the leader of the free world, and you get a situation that ought to alarm everyone.

This situation is complicated by Trump's long and deep record of lying to suit his purpose. For decades, he made excessive claims about his wealth and abilities and the ratings for his reality TV show. Fantastic claims became his self-serving stock in trade. As a politician, Trump transferred this deceptive method into the political landscape -- call it his lie-scape -- and picked up the pace of the falsehoods.

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/05/opinions/trump-is-spouting-nonsense-at-a-greater-rate-dantonio/index.html

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Reply Trump is spouting nonsense at a greater rate (Original post)
Eugene Apr 2019 OP
watoos Apr 2019 #1
lark Apr 2019 #12
area51 Apr 2019 #16
Kurt V. Apr 2019 #13
Blues Heron Apr 2019 #2
True Blue American Apr 2019 #3
no_hypocrisy Apr 2019 #4
lagomorph777 Apr 2019 #20
Scarsdale Apr 2019 #5
watoos Apr 2019 #7
RKP5637 Apr 2019 #11
Farmer-Rick Apr 2019 #17
N_E_1 for Tennis Apr 2019 #6
watoos Apr 2019 #8
keithbvadu2 Apr 2019 #9
watoos Apr 2019 #10
IronLionZion Apr 2019 #14
Wounded Bear Apr 2019 #15
peekaloo Apr 2019 #18
SWBTATTReg Apr 2019 #19

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 06:53 AM

1. He always talked and acted like that,

 

I'm more worried about the millions of people who believe what he says.

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Response to watoos (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 08:51 AM

12. Actually, he didn't.

I have an acquaintance who worked with drumpf and Russia for 30 years, on and off. He said drumpf was always a flaming asshole, alway a bad businessman & a fraud, but his use of the language has deteriorated significantly and his memory used to be good - not the shithole it is now. Nate says drumpf isn't 1/2 the man he was decades ago, and clearly has dementia.

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Response to lark (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 10:06 AM

16. +1

For anyone who's interested, search youtube for footage of Trump in either the '80s or '90s and you can clearly see the deterioration between his speaking skills then and now.

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Response to watoos (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 09:13 AM

13. right. he's been spouting nonsense forever. just more ppl notice when you're pres.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 06:55 AM

2. The farce needs to end now.

enough is enough.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 06:57 AM

3. Trump just said

”He may never close the border!”

This after ranting he would close it down for a week.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 07:03 AM

4. All our King Lear needs now is a storm and another Fool.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 12:20 PM

20. The White House is full

of fools. There is no room for another fool.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 07:13 AM

5. The republican party will defend him

to the very end. They covered up for Saint Ronnie, now this is just par for the course for them. As long as he continues having an (R) after his name, they will stand by him. He got them their tax breaks for the wealthy, he is systematically dismantling the government agencies that are "for the people".The gop waited a long time for a traitor such as this to come along, they will not let him be removed. The gop does not welcome intelligent people, they prefer dumb people like tRump.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 07:33 AM

7. Yes they will,

 

they are packing the courts with Nazi judges, Nazis are in the military and law enforcement.

Trump is not stupid, he is a con man. He puts on a stupid show for his stupid base.

I do believe that Trump is mentally ill.

The Republican party along with the M$M are complicit with Trump.

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Response to watoos (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 08:31 AM

11. I've often wonder about that ... he puts on a stupid act for his base, and is also mentally ill. n/t

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 10:13 AM

17. It is a symptom of capitalism

A stupid, incompetent executive is required so he doesn't question what the rich capitalist, the American oligarchy, wants him to do. If he's too smart, he may not do what he is told. A crazy, stupid executive like Reagan, W and Trump are required to implement the self destructive needs of the capitalist. The GOP is there to protect their stupid crazy executive.

But make no mistake, Trump is a hand picked monster put into power by the likes of Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, Bezos, the Koch Bros and the Waltons. Much like the top capitalist supported and funded Hitler, Trump is their pick to ensure the worker doesn't rise against the oligarchy and grab up their fair share. He's there to keep us all in our place. And if we increase our protests, continue complaining or disrupt their gravy train in a major way, Trump will be there to take the blame when massacres or riots occur.

Karl Marx predicted someone like Trump 150 years ago.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 07:13 AM

6. This doctor has been warning everyone for a while....

Dr. Bandy Lee works at the Yale School of Medicine as an expert in violence prevention and edited the 2017 book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/yale-psychiatrist-demands-trump-immediately-submit-independent-evaluation-mental-fitness-resign/

“Two years after organizing a conference at Yale about how mental health professionals could warn the public ethically and effectively, our predictions have borne out to be true: Donald Trump in the office of the presidency has proven more dangerous than people suspected, has grown more dangerous by the day, and, without proper treatment, is becoming increasingly uncontainable,” Lee wrote.

Lee was particularly alarmed by the commander-in-chief’s Twitter feed, which the White House considers to be official presidential proclamations.

“Trump’s tweets are some of the best, unfiltered information on his mental state. They are reactions to real-life situations in real time, over an extended span of time,” she explained. “Their growing frequency is an alarming sign, with an astonishing 52 tweets over 34 hours recently. Their content has also become more vitriolic.”

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 07:39 AM

8. Trump is just full of cortisol,

 

I haven't noticed his sniffling lately, he must be off the Adderall. I think he took Adderall to put some serotonin in his body.

As far as his Tweets, he's in campaign mode. He will be giving hate rallies in between his golfing, while the courts get packed with Nazis.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 07:55 AM

9. Just to be sure, ask the Trump kids what part of Germany their gfather Trump was born in.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 08:30 AM

10. Trump said that to appeal to his Nazi base.

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 09:31 AM

14. We must deport him back to Germany until we can figure this out

He doesn't meet his own citizenship requirements to be president.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 09:44 AM

15. No way they'd take him...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 03:21 PM

18. Like Capone before him

syphilis is eating his brain.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 05:55 PM

19. He's spewing more nonsense because he's using his brain less and less as time goes back. After...

all, don't they say the less you use something, the weaker it becomes?

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