When will Trump appoint his favorite horse to the Senate?
… and, come to think of it, is that really any different than making Jared Kushner a top adviser?
Trump is mad as a hatter. He’s cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. He’s basically Caligula without the endearing self-effacement.
Yes, folks, our president is mentally ill. And it’s not the sort of benign “oh, I collect all my urine in Mason jars and store it in an abandoned nuclear missile silo strictly according to the Dewey decimal system” kind of mental illness. No, it’s the kind that should scare each and every one of us.
Try coming to any other conclusion after reading today’s New York Times story on Trump’s latest cabinet meeting. No, really, try. We need someone to comfort us. Somehow, some way.
At the meeting, Trump told assembled reporters and his cabinet, “I will say that never has there been a president, with few exceptions — in the case of F.D.R. he had a major Depression to handle — who’s passed more legislation, who’s done more things than what we’ve done.”
As The Times helpfully pointed out, Trump has signed no major legislation since taking office.
Then this horror show happened:
"After his introductory remarks on Monday, the president went around the table asking for a statement from each cabinet member. One by one, they said their names and paid tribute to Mr. Trump, describing how honored they were to serve in his administration as he nodded approvingly.
"'Thank you for the opportunity to serve at S.B.A.,' said Linda McMahon, the head of the Small Business Administration, touting 'a new optimism' for small businesses.
"Ben Carson, the housing secretary, called it 'a great honor' to work for Mr. Trump, while Sonny Perdue, the agriculture secretary, offered congratulations for 'the men and women you have gathered around this table.'
"And amid fresh reports that his job is in danger, Reince Priebus, the chief of staff, outdid them all, telling Mr. Trump — and the assembled news cameras — that 'we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing to serve your agenda.'"
These are the kinds of remarks you hear from people you’ve taken hostage, not from members of a presidential administration. By any reasonable calculation, we can’t be more than two weeks away from seeing a press release on official White House letterhead that says, “It puts the lotion in the basket.”
We’ve come full circle. King George III was mad, but he had some weird disease that made his pee blue. As we all know, Trump is the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. A doctor who looks like something you might sketch with your own nose blood after snorting 12 ounces of DMT said so.
We all need to get on the same page with this. Let’s start a 25th Amendment movement before it’s too late.
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