Trump meltdown in living color

Trump meltdown in living color

by digby

Trump has been melting down. For those of you who are too busy to follow his rantings or just can't stand to hear his voice (I feel you) these clips from past few days are among the most grotesque moments of the historically disgusting Trump era. And that's saying something:

Awful, open, undisguised racism (again) — another event that Republicans in Congress will pretend not to have seen.
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) October 12, 2019

Here are some more disgusting personal attacks on Ilhan Omar:

My goodness -- Trump is now diving into conspiracy theories about Ilhan Omar's marital status he read on a right-wing blog. Completely unhinged.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 11, 2019

This is particularly gross:

At his rally in Minneapolis, Donald Trump did an impression of former FBI agent Peter Strzok having an orgasm
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) October 11, 2019

He did it again the next night. And all of his "Christian" cult followers laughed and cheered and screamed in delight.

Trump's biggest applause line is saying the word "bullshit." We're living through Idiocracy.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 12, 2019

On Pelosi and Sanders

Trump mocks Bernie Sanders for having a heart attack
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 12, 2019


Trump pushes a ludicrous conspiracy theory about the media "turning their lights off so fast" when he starts talking about "the fake news." In the next breath he suggests he may break the law and serve as many as 16 years in office. In the next breath he uses a racial slur.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 12, 2019

Here he is on Judge Jeanine Pirro's Fox News propaganda hour on Friday:

Trump on Turkey: "They have been fighting with the Kurds for many years, for centuries. It's like, some people go to lunch. That's what they do, they fight with the Kurds. It's time for to us leave. We're gonna leave."
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 13, 2019

He's still that addled old know-it-all at the end of the bar. Nothing will ever change that.

And then on Saturday he went to the "Values Voters" Conference:

Trump is delivering an extreme speech: "On every front, the ultra-left is waging war on the values shared by everyone in this room ... They are trying to use the courts to rewrite the laws, undermine democracy, and force through an agenda they cannot pass at the ballot box."
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 12, 2019

Trump's whining about impeachment is barely coherent
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 12, 2019

Here's Trump mimicking a Middle Eastern accent while telling a story about how he ignored calls from world leaders advising him not to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital before he went ahead and did it
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 13, 2019

Trump claims "the Kurds were going to fight the Iraqis about a year and a half ago" -- the implication being that this justifies his decision to abandon them now
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 13, 2019

Here's Trump making fun of Adam Schiff's "pencil neck," then saying, "you would not be impressed with him physically." This is a speech to the Values Voters Summit. #WWJD #BeBest
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 12, 2019

I noted reporters assumed that because he previously threatened to sue or impeach Pelosi and Schiff, when he said "we're going after these folks" he meant he was going to file lawsuits.

I don't think that's what he meant.


Pastor Bruson, praying for Trump: "I ask that you give the president supernatural discernment to know who is trustworthy and who is not. Bring into the light all deception and intrigue. Expose and reverse the plans of those who would harm President Trump and this nation."
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 12, 2019

That's the cult, right there. Don't underestimate their numbers.

Anyway, those are just a few random clips of Trump's psychosis just since Thursday. I've been watching him closely since he came down that elevator, watching at least 70% of his rallies all the way through.

He is getting worse. There is no doubt.


Today on twitter, total gibberish

Very smart not to be involved in the intense fighting along the Turkish Border, for a change. Those that mistakenly got us into the Middle East Wars are still pushing to fight. They have no idea what a bad decision they have made. Why are they not asking for a Declaration of War?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2019

Do you remember two years ago when Iraq was going to fight the Kurds in a different part of Syria. Many people wanted us to fight with the Kurds against Iraq, who we just fought for. I said no, and the Kurds left the fight, twice. Now the same thing is happening with Turkey......
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2019

.....The Kurds and Turkey have been fighting for many years. Turkey considers the PKK the worst terrorists of all. Others may want to come in and fight for one side or the other. Let them! We are monitoring the situation closely. Endless Wars!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2019

Dealing with @LindseyGrahamSC and many members of Congress, including Democrats, about imposing powerful Sanctions on Turkey. Treasury is ready to go, additional legislation may be sought. There is great consensus on this. Turkey has asked that it not be done. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2019

Basically, he's publicly giving Russia the green light. (Thumbs up Vladdie!) And it's clear that he is going to slow-walk sanctions as long as possible. Maybe he'll lock up some more babies or something to get people looking in a different direction. You certainly cannot count on Graham to hold the line. He's already licking Trump's boots for that silly tweet.

You can be sure that if sanctions are imposed they will be with Putin and Erdogon's full knowledge and cooperation.