Hard to believe, but the rate of neurotic noise produced by Trump seems to have actually increased several more decibels this past week to the point my brain waves are almost completely jammed. For starters Trump’s Inviting the Taliban to come to Camp David for peace talks around 9/11, to such a hallowed meeting place for world leaders and at such a remarkably bad time, unknown to the general public (meaning us) until he changed his mind. Don’t ask why? He gives a reason, but probably it can’t be believed.
Perhaps the oddest thing about this supposed meeting is we might have not heard of it, and its cancellation, had not Trump tweeted about it, as if he wanted credit for at least trying something new even though he backed out. It is the appearance of doing something well that counts to him, not actually achieving it.
Or take his refusing to admit he was just plain wrong (or at best several days out of date, a danger in itself) about the hurricane threat to Alabama and then played innocent like a boy caught with his hand in the cookie jar when a reporter asked about what looked like an expansion of the hurricane zone made with a Sharpie like, ah, the one that sits on his desk…………..
I could go on, but I don’t want to. I tried yesterday and just got immensely frustrated grappling with it all. I just want to repeat over and over the man is nuts.
Of course my walking around repeating Trump is nuts makes me look pretty nutty, too. So, instead I have looked around in search of someone else to give some depth to this past week and found a piece by Tim O’Brien of Bloomberg Opinion which covers the ground much better than I could.
If you want my mutterings to be fleshed out Google: Tim O’Brien, Trump, Taliban, and you’ll see links to the article. The site seems to be blocking my attempt to link you to it.
BREAKING BEDLAM! Trump fired John Bolton his latest Director of National Security this morning. Bolton is a hawk who hasn’t found a war he doesn’t like, to paraphrase someone I can’t recall. Normally I would be happy to see him go, but at least Bolton has some sense of the difference between reality and a TV reality show.
……………..and Trump does not, or just does not care. As long as he can make himself look good in the process. Bolton at least challenged some of Trump’s delusions. Now I can’t think of anyone in the administration who will.