Donald Trump can’t even hold a simple Cabinet meeting without derailing his own talking points in what seems like seconds flat.
Of course, it could be that Trump only has a few things he likes to talk about and that he plans to go off script and talk about whatever suits him when the real subject at hand is something that makes him uncomfortable.
Take today’s meeting, for example. The intent of the gathering was to discuss Syria — arguably the most important topic of the day, following the chemical attack in Douma on Saturday that killed and injured dozens of civilians. Russia issued a stern warning to Trump and the United States against further military action, as they argue that Russian troops are on location at the behest of the “legal” government — the corrupt Assad regime that Vladimir Putin has been supporting for years, to the detriment of the rest of the world and the victims of the bloody civil strife in the war-torn region.
Trump spent just under 90 seconds of his meeting on the topic of Syria before veering off into his preferred subjects: The border wall, tariffs, NAFTA, trade, and how many “deals” were in the offing with countries who have “treated us so badly.” His attention span is so short these days that he’s beginning to seem more unhinged than usual — CNN’s Ana Navarro has even taken to calling him “President Loco,” and we can’t really blame her:
#PresidentLoco began talking about Syria, which is good. International community must focus on this crisis and take action. But then, he predictably went off the rails, into stream-of-consciousness babble. Wall. NAFTA. China. Farmers. Esta loco, loco, loco.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) April 9, 2018
And he doesn’t just like to talk about how much better he’ll do things — he likes to talk about how terrible everyone else besides him has done:
His paranoia popped up, again and again, talking about how China might “hit the farmers because they think that hits me,” and suggesting that “farmers have been trending downward,” whatever the hell that means. And maybe an adviser could whisper in his ear how the word “patriots” is pronounced because if I didn’t know that Trump doesn’t drink, I would swear he’d had a liquid lunch right before this meeting.
It’s time to retire this self-obsessed asshole. Every time you run into a right-winger on the internet who defends Trump, let them know that if he’s not impeached for obstruction of justice and conspiracy to undermine the 2016 election, there’s always the 25th Amendment to take care of this moron.
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