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Trump's contradictions hit a fever pitchSomething is eating at President Donald Trump.

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Maybe this will lead to a breakdown in public???




Trump's contradictions hit a fever pitch


https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/22/politics/donald-trump-economy-guns-republicans-foreign-policy/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twCNNp&utm_content=2019-08-22T10%3A52%3A06&utm_term=image



Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN

Updated 12:17 AM ET, Thu August 22, 2019


Washington (CNN) Something is eating at President Donald Trump.


Another exhausting day of the indefatigable commander in chief's compulsive seizing of the spotlight showed how what once would have been considered outrageous has become Washington routine.

The President had a tantrum at NATO ally Denmark only because it wouldn't sell him Greenland, doubled down on an anti-Semitic trope, basked in the praise of a right-wing conspiracy theorist, helped advance Russian foreign policy, joked he'd like to award himself a Medal of Honor, endorsed a comparison of him to a King and deified himself as a "chosen one."


And in a half hour encounter with the press he lashed out at his favorite target, his predecessor Barack Obama, who has now been in retirement for two-and-half years, more than 20 times -- an outburst of vitriol impressive even for Trump.

Taken together with a barrage of tweets, Trump's day reflected the sheer oddness of his approach to the presidency and his apparent insecurities nearly three years after being elected.


He could have spoken about historically low unemployment and the election promises he has kept to his loyal supporters on conservative judicial nominations, or sought to ease the summer's mood of fear and discord he has done much to foment.
Or if he had nothing to say, he could have said nothing at all.



Instead, his bullying, erratic performance suggested a state of mind that is unsettled -- and it may be no coincidence that it follows days of talk about the possibility of a recession that could eject him from office and ebbing poll numbers.


Inconsistency on guns and the economy

Trump's careening rhetoric also revealed another characteristic of his presidency -- a lack of policy coherence and consistency from one day to the next on the nation's top political issues.
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His careening back and forth with reporters Wednesday, which weighed in at a whopping 6,000 words when transcribed, helps explain why his White House rarely focuses long enough to get big things done.

At the end, Trump left far more fog about his intentions than had previously existed.
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Reply Trump's contradictions hit a fever pitchSomething is eating at President Donald Trump. (Original post)
riversedge Aug 2019 OP
Siwsan Aug 2019 #1
raccoon Aug 2019 #2
marble falls Aug 2019 #3
rsdsharp Aug 2019 #4

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:10 AM

1. My mom was prone to strange, inconsistent rages and ramblings, due to Alzheimer's.

I anticipate trump* experiencing some sort of 'snap', well before next November. I hope it doesn't make me a bad person to hope it happens during a press encounter, with LOTS of recording equipment running.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:58 AM

2. No, that makes you a person who loves their country. NT

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:23 AM

3. What's eating at Donnie Two Scoops? Syphilus?

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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:48 AM

4. "Maybe this will lead to a breakdown in public???"

How could we tell?

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