He’s Not Just a Horrible Human Being – He’s Mentally Unstable

January 26, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

In his first major network interview since the inauguration, TwitterFinger’s personality was on full view of the American people, and it wasn’t pretty.  It wasn’t just laughable; it was terrifying. It was unbelievable.  It was embarrassing.  The Washington Post’s summary of the interview is even more chilling.  To read those words is almost more jarring than hearing them since we’ve all gotten used to his 5th grade playground bully schtick.  In print, his words are horrifying.  My God, this guy’s not just a flaming asshole (sorry, Momma), he’s actually mentally unstable.  He is so pathologically narcissistic that everything, I mean everything is about him.  His speeches are the best ever, his crowds are the best ever, his standing ovations are larger, longer, and better than anyone’s.  To wit:

“See what Fox said. They said it was one of the great speeches. [At the CIA] They showed the people applauding and screaming. … I got a standing ovation. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl, and they said it was equal. I got a standing ovation. It lasted for a long period of time. You probably ran it live. I know when I do good speeches. I know when I do bad speeches. That speech was a total home run. They loved it. … People loved it. They loved it. They gave me a standing ovation for a long period of time. They never even sat down, most of them, during the speech. There was love in the room. You and other networks covered it very inaccurately. … That speech was a good speech. And you and a couple of other networks tried to downplay that speech. And it was very, very unfortunate that you did.”

Holy Jesus.  I used to think that he was just a cynical reality television star using his fame to play his supporters for chumps.  I have changed my opinion – he’s a nut.  He’s truly unstable and dangerous.  He obsesses so much about his fame and popularity that he actually makes decisions based on how much attention he can get.  If he gets offended, he flies into a rage.  If he perceives even a tiny slight he wildly overreacts and lashes out for days.  And this guy has the nuclear codes (and he’s putting Rootin’ Tootin’ Rick Perry in charge of the nuclear arsenal.)

I’ve gone from head shaking disbelief that the voters have inflicted this clown on us to truly fearing for our country.  The pit in my stomach isn’t healthy, but I feel completely helpless to do anything about this impending national tragedy.  I’m not even sure that even when impeached he’ll actually leave the White House; he’ll likely have to be physically removed.  This is not just a big Celebrity Apprentice episode, this is a modern day Madness of King George.

Be Sociable, Share!

23 Comments to “He’s Not Just a Horrible Human Being – He’s Mentally Unstable”

  1. 1smartcanerican says:

    I totally agree, this man is insane! I am embarrassed for America that he leads our country. Unless he is removed from office through the appropriate process, he will destroy our nation. This needs to happen as quickly as possible. I don’t want Pence as president either but at least he is not a flaming idiot! 

  2. JAKvirginia says:

    YUUUP! And he’s all ours! Happy now Trumpanzees and non-voters? Elections DO matter!!!

    Agenda for 2017:
    1: Win the lottery
    2: Move.

  3. Opinionated Hussy says:

    The difference being that King George had Porphyria, and regained mental stability when it went into remission.

  4. Just another WIN for low IQ Bigotry.

  5. Sam in San Antonio says:

    I make a point of sending him a twitter message daily where I refer to him as a “Wh!ney B!tch”

  6. Some of us have known this since day one. 50 years ago, he’d been labeled a dangerous sociopath. Now, he is broadly seen as an “eccentric billionaire”. OOPS. The Republicans have a Tiger by the tail, apparently. And the rest of us have got to live with this insanity.

  7. He is definitely unhinged and his minions are afraid to tell him he’s wrong. His off the cuff speeches are total raves, that CIA “love fest” is a crucial case in point. His statements about taking Iraq’s oil have put our soldiers who are over there supporting Iraqui soldiers, are now put in further danger due to Trump’s irresponsible statements. Mad Dog Mattis needs to step in ASAP to negate Trump’s words, or is he afraid of losing his recently acquired job, too.
    God help us, we have to get him out.

  8. I have fambly and former co-workers who are/were certifiable. I saw this a looooong time ago.

  9. Primo Encarnación says:

    I may have noted this before:

    “Seen through this lens, then, the Republican half of the Trump phenomenon makes so much sense. But this construct was lost on virtually everyone, most especially the media. They treated him like a rational actor in the political game. But he’s not playing by the same rules, he’s not searching for the same outcome. Trump wants to be President not so that he can rule the world.

    He wants to be President so that, once and for all, he can say he is the greatest winner of all time. Once and for all, everyone will have to give him respect and take him seriously. Once and for all, his fragile ego will have Secret Service protection.

    Donald Trump wants to be President so that, once and for all, his false sense of superlativity will feel true.”


  10. What gets me is the complicity of people like Paul Ryan. He said today that congress would “front” Trump the money to build his wall and take him at his word that Mexico would pay for it one way or the other later. The projected cost is 20 billion. What happened to all the Republicans like him who screamed about not adding to the deficit? I guess that doesn’t matter anymore. What matters is appeasing the king.

    Ryan reminds me of Patty Hearst when she went along with her kidnappers on bank heists so she could survive. Paul Ryan is America’s “Tanya.”

  11. Jorge Paralta says:

    Our first coup may be in the cards.

  12. Jane & PKM says:

    When they remove Donnie tied to a gurney for his own safety, who has the unenviable task of telling Jared that he’s not in the line of succession? Donnie’s cabal is a cross between the worst of the Borgia and Marcos in-laws.

  13. Jane & PKM says:

    TexasTrailerParkTrash, their hubris is amazing! After stone walling President Obama for 8 years, now the little weasels want to sneak in their agenda under the cover of Donnie’s craziness. They got away with their game against Obama, so they’re apparently feeling feisty.

    We have a lot of work to do reminding our elected “representatives” about who funds their office space. No soft K Street cushy landings for this bunch like out to lunch Eric Cantor bought himself. If not prison, at least boot them out of office.

    Jorge Paralta, from your prediction to my hope. With a Donnie DOJ, throwing the criminals in prison may not be an option. Not sure the bureaucrats/shadow govt are coup ready either, since they’ve also been fattened at the tax payer troth. Might come down to pitchforks in the streets. Or not. Odds are the porkers in Congress will vote for their own survival, when faced with continuous and serious protests in the street. Them or Donnie? As another gropinator would say to Donnie: “Hasta la vista, baby!”


  14. OK. Maybe it’s time to consider the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, which states, in part:
    Section 4 … explains what happens if the President is unable to give temporary power to the Vice President due to illness. Congress leaders can petition to remove the President from power in cases where he is too ill to write a declaration. Under the houses’ written declarations, the Vice President becomes Acting President. The President then has a chance to petition if he feels he can fulfill the duties of office.

    Perhaps those of us who consider Trump a disaster in progress should support those “Congress leaders” who might petition to remove him, encouraging them that they wouldn’t be blamed for doing what’s best for America rather than their party. If they can be persuaded that removing Trump will be to their political advantage, it’s a win-win for all. Politicians will always think of their own self-interests first and foremost, so deposing the president has to make them look good.

  15. That Other Jean says:

    El Jefe, that’s exactly what many of us have been thinking for quite a while. Welcome to the club. Now, what do we do about it?

  16. Welcome to the club, El Jefe.

    Every morning, some time after I wake up, I have to remember Trump. It’s like having to remember that someone died.

    I never wanted to live in times this interesting.

  17. It’s no accident that Trump has his own private, well paid security force to protect him. And when all the sane people leave, he’ll just add more of his loyal minions to insulate him from any outside control.

    I look outside my window and wonder when these horrors will show themselves here. I would like to leave the U.S., but as long as I can’t take my vulnerable family with me, I will stay.

  18. El Jefe. You said it better than Keith Olbermann.

  19. And he is highly, highly defensive hence the superlatives when referring to himself. He will stay in office, sane or not, until the R’s decide he is not longer useful. Ya gotta admit. They are treating a very, very sick individual shamefully, but heck! I’ve seen them treat the sick shamefully ever sick Ronnie Ray-gun! Its their shtick!

  20. treehugger says:

    No, EJ, I will never never never ever ever be used to his 5th grade playground bully schtick. Never. Ever. It’s horrifying every time. I just get my stomach unknotted and he opens his mouth again. Never.

  21. two crows says:

    I wish I could say this is original with me – but it’s not. I read it on some other forum today:

    How to keep the ACA. How to stay in NATO. How to stay in the UN. How to keep his hands off the button. All in one neat package.

    Tell him he’s the greatest. Plant the ideas of keeping the ACA and Social Security and Medicare and Planned Parenthood into his head and then congratulate him for thinking up such brilliant plans! Oh and, “The doctors and nurses all LOVE YOU! They’ve loved you all along! Every one of them voted for you.”

    Plant similar ideas of funding PBS and NPR in his head and convince him they were his idea — then try to argue him OUT of funding them. While continuing to plant the idea that every staff member in those orgs love him and the nasty media WANT him to defund them. They HATE having to compete against them. If he continues the funding it will be a stick in the eye to NBC and CBS and CNN for sure.

    Tell him any nation he’s contemplating bombing LOVES HIM. Deeply. Every single person in that nation – whatever it is – loves him. All the Muslims throughout the world love HIM. They don’t have much use for other Americans. They see the rest of us as the Great Satan — but they LOVE Trump hisownself! Every one of them. So do the North Koreans. They love him even more than they love Dear Leader Kim! Really. They do.

  22. Mother Jones' cat says:

    Bud- I think you are right but in some ways I think El Jefe is even better than Olbermann. My only complaint is that I studiously avoid listening to Lord Twitterfinger or reading transcripts of his speeches and El Jefe catches me unawares and puts me in that surreal position of having to decide whether the statements are reality or parody. I always hope for parody and am invariably disappointed.

  23. @opinionated Hussy:
    Just to be nitpicky, George didn’t have Porphyria, he was manic depressive. The blue urine was from medicine he was being treated for. His writing and speech (long disjointed sentences and repetition) tells much about his illness. (Sounds kind of familiar.) So he was another leader suffering from mental illness. And he was partially responsible for significantly reducing the British Empire.