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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:59 pm

Donald Trump is “in severe mental decline” and “won’t make it” to the next election, a former top aide has claimed.

Anthony Scaramucci, who was White House communications director for just 11 days before he was sacked in 2017, said the US president’s behaviour has “got worse” since he last saw him a year ago.

In an interview with CTV News on Friday, he said: “He’s in full-blown meltdown; it’s like the episodes of Chernobyl where the reactor’s melting down and people are trying to figure out whether they’re going to cover it up or clean it up.”

Mr Scaramucci said he believed the president’s chances of re-election were “diminishing every day” – but admitted there was “still a chance there”.

He added: “I predict he won’t make it to that election; there’s such severe mental decline going on that the most likely outcome here, and I think the proudest outcome, would be to say ‘OK I did a great job, and I’m going to retire at the end of the term’.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-mental-health-storm-dorian-alabama-anthony-scaramucci-a9095481.html

I find it worrisome, as I think Scaramucci does, that Trump has devoted so much energy and emotion to something as paltry as defending his claim that Alabama was threatened by Hurricane Dorian.

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Post by eddie on Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:13 pm

No surprise there, he’s in his 70’s and being president is a hard job. He should just retire gracefully and do everyone a favour.

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Post by Andy on Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:16 pm

Trump has been bonkers for years. He is now completely senile, whether it is dementia or Altzheimers is neither here nor there. He is mentally unfit to run a country.


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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:20 pm

eddie wrote:No surprise there, he’s in his 70’s and being president is a hard job. He should just retire gracefully and do everyone a favour.

Agreed, I think the only reason people that old run for president is because it would be pretty bad-ass to be president of the U.S. You only have to look at what 8 years in that job did to Obama and Bush to see the toll it takes:

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Post by eddie on Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:28 pm

Yeah it’s a tough job, whether you agree with the person’s ideas and morals or not.
I would hate that much responsibility.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:37 pm

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eddie wrote:No surprise there, he’s in his 70’s and being president is a hard job. He should just retire gracefully and do everyone a favour.

Agreed, I think the only reason people that old run for president is because it would be pretty bad-ass to be president of the U.S. You only have to look at what 8 years in that job did to Obama and Bush to see the toll it takes:

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Well, we need not be ageist about it.  But it is a simple fact that Trump is at the age of the Big 'A', and other kinds of sinility.

My money is on Neurosyphilis, which best matches his symptoms.

Healthline wrote:If syphilis goes untreated, the affected person is at risk of developing neurosyphilis. This is an infection of the nervous system, specifically of the brain and the spinal cord. Neurosyphilis is a life-threatening disease.

Paresis can appear decades after you’re infected with syphilis, and it can cause lasting issues. However, it’s fairly rare today because of advances in the screening, treatment, and prevention of STIs.  [Still, Trump doesn't take direction very well.]

If it develops, general paresis may lead to several health problems, including:

paranoia
mood swings
emotional troubles
personality changes
weakened muscles
a loss of the ability to utilize language
It can also progress to dementia.

https://www.healthline.com/health/neurosyphilis

Paranoia, emotional troubles, loss of ability to use language, increasing dementia?  Trump said he served during Vietnam by ministering all the women left behind...something like that.  The timing is right.  The symptoms are right.  And Trump is the sort who wouldn't listen to the experts.


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Post by eddie on Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:51 pm

Or he could just be actually fucking insane?

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:53 pm

I'm struck by the informal use of language that he employs...


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Post by nicko on Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:57 pm

A bit like Andy and yourself ?
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Post by eddie on Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:59 pm

He comes across as ineloquent.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:01 pm

eddie wrote:He comes across as ineloquent.

Yes, that's precisely what Professor McWhorter says.

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Post by eddie on Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:06 pm

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eddie wrote:He comes across as ineloquent.

Yes, that's precisely what Professor McWhorter says.  

I think he’s always been that way to be fair. When he was a boxing promoter he was exactly the same.

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eddie wrote:
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Yes, that's precisely what Professor McWhorter says.  

I think he’s always been that way to be fair. When he was a boxing promoter he was exactly the same.

Again, that's what the linguistic professor said. He never developed the formal forms of speaking.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:39 pm

But if you watch videos of him on Larry King from back in the 1980s, he came across as far more articulate than he seems now. I still can't tell if he's an expert at faking it, or if he really has declined to the point that he's no longer a competent speaker.

To be fair, I still can't tell if he's an idiot, or a power-mad master manipulator who poses as an idiot to get the idiot vote.

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Post by Maddog on Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:43 pm

eddie wrote:Or he could just be actually fucking insane?

If you go back and look at old videos of when he was on Oprah and such you can tell he was much different back then.



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Post by Maddog on Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:44 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:But if you watch videos of him on Larry King from back in the 1980s, he came across as far more articulate than he seems now. I still can't tell if he's an expert at faking it, or if he really has declined to the point that he's no longer a competent speaker.

To be fair, I still can't tell if he's an idiot, or a power-mad master manipulator who poses as an idiot to get the idiot vote.

I posted before he read this.

Won't the debates between him and Biden be interesting?


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Post by 'Wolfie on Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:04 am

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If Trump is in the final degenerative stages of some neurophysical 'dementia'...

Possibly brought on by an infection such as syphilis, meningitis, a herpes virus or whatever; possibly exacerbated by overindulgence in various elicit substances in his younger days..

Such diseases tend to advance in an "exponential growth" style curve --  he may well have been 'bonkers' 7, 8 or 9 years ago,  but if his rumoured 'dementia' advances normally, we may well see him "explode" mentally in the next year or two.

As in the final years of various past leaders the likes of FDR, Fidel Castro and Robert Mugabe, the Dumpster might only be a "figurehead/puppet" leader at the end (especially if re-elected..), with the real governance coming from the executive/cabinet..

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Post by Eilzel on Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:12 am

nicko wrote:A bit like Andy and yourself ?

One thing that certainly cannot be said of Quill is that he employs informal or simple language, to be fair.

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Post by Jules on Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:13 pm

It's only natural that mental faculties decline gradually with time.  My mum sometimes forgets what she's saying in mid sentence. That never used to happen in the past.

President Regan had severe Alzheimers and some observers say the signs were already there when he held office.

Whatever is going on with Trump, I'm sure he suffers from sleep deprivation. Maybe he wakes up too often at night.

Plus he's had numerous crises as POTUS (mass shootings, hurricanes, foreign diplomacy rows) - must be very disorientating.

And he goes offmessage  too often. I'm sure his script writers are mortified at some of the off-the-cuff stuff he says.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:03 pm

Jules wrote:Plus he's had numerous crises as POTUS (mass shootings, hurricanes, foreign diplomacy rows) - must be very disorientating.

...most of which are of his own making. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? He provokes Mexico. He provokes Canada. He provokes No. Korea. He provokes NATO. He provokes Iran. He provokes white supremacy.

About the only thing that is not of his own making are the hurricanes...and there, he responds with a racist attitude.

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Post by Andy on Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:11 pm

And his staff have been told not to contradict Trump about his weather preditions.
After all, Trump is the greatest weatherman the world has ever seen.
He knows more  about the weather than his meteorologists.
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