Trump has dementia and must be removed from office

Trump is showing signs of dementia. Check out the clip of his presser with Netanyahu beginning at 3:45.

As it wrapped up, he stood up and wandered off as if he forgot where he was. Netanyahu stared at his back with a quizzical look on his face. Handlers approached Trump apparently intending to turn him around and direct him where to go. Trump suddenly seemed to recall where he was. He lifted both arms bent at the elbows with hands open and palms facing forward in the universal gesture indicating stop and listen. As the reporters stopped gathering their stuff and turned to pay attention, he blurted out that he never said, “Israel,” an apparent reference to his inappropriate disclosure of highly classified information about ISIS while bragging a week earlier about how good his intelligence was to Lavrov and Kislyak in the White House. Although he was criticized by US intel via the press for potentially burning a source within ISIS, he did not tell the Russians, and no one accused him of telling them, that Israeli intel shared that information with US intel. By denying that he he identified Israel as the source, he inadvertently confirmed that he had passed the information to the Russians.

Little wonder that the US intel community, and cooperating foreign intelligence services with which it shares information, no longer trust the 45th president of the United States.

I imagine that our intelligence community is screening what it shares with the Commander in Chief in order to preserve and protect their work product and working agreements with allied intelligence services. This is not an acceptable solution in a representative democracy where we elect our commander in chief.

“Houston, we have a problem.”

Seriously, folks. Love him or hate him, he is mentally incompetent and unfit to govern. All must put aside our differences for awhile and focus on removing him from office.

12 Responses to Trump has dementia and must be removed from office

  1. gblock says:

    We’ve learned in the last couple of weeks that Donny Junior is as lacking in a moral compass as his dad. Still too soon too tell whether it will lead to charges (and if so, against whom), impeachment, or other removal from office. And of course, removal from office would lead to a President Pence, which comes with its own problems.

  2. gblock says:

    I have mixed feelings over the Republican no-health care debacle. On the one hand, I am gloating inside (and sometimes to my husband) about how the leadership so richly deserves this disaster that they created. On the other hand, there is the fear that they may actually succeed in passing some mess of a bill. And of course, Trump wants to claim that he did something, but he has not the least bit of interest in what is actually in the bill.

  3. Trained Observer says:

    No argument on Trump’s dementia, over and above his overall shysterism. … After the Comey hearing, it’s clear John McCain has cognitive problems, too.

    • Trained Observer says:

      McCain’s clot removal hospitalization this week couldn’t have come at a better time for delaying idiotic efforts to repeal Obamacare.

      • dianetrotter says:

        GOP is acting like the Stepford Wives. How can otherwise intelligent people fall for all of the stunts he pulls? How can surrogates go on networks and babble nonsense (Jeffrey Lord and Kayleigh McEnany and Kellyanne Conway). Above I meant “impeached” not impreached. Sorry ’bout that!

  4. Hi Fred,

    Can the special prosecutor insist that he get an MRI and evaluation to determine mental condition? It would keep him out of jail. Kushner might be followwing daddy’s path.

    It’s been a couple of years for me!

    • Not unless he prosecutes Trump and Trump raises an insanity defense. This is unlikely to happen since the consensus among legal scholars is that a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime. The only remedy is impeachment or removal pursuant to the 25th Amendment, which has to be initiated by the Vice President with the agreement of the cabinet.

  5. Girlp says:

    25th Amendment?

  6. MichelleO says:

    I have never seen so much mirthfulness in Bibi’s eyes and smile. Wish I could read his mind.

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