Trump derangement syndrome

It’s now enough to simply present the words of Trump and his associates.  First, John Kelly shows prosecutorial discretion:

On the recording, Mr. Kelly says Ms. Manigault Newman could be facing “pretty significant legal issues” over what he alleged was misuse of a government car. She denied misusing it.

“I’d like to see this be a friendly departure,” Mr. Kelly says on the tape. “There are pretty significant legal issues that we hope don’t develop into something that, that’ll make it ugly for you.”

“But I think it’s important to understand,” he adds, “that if we make this a friendly departure, we can all be, you know, you can look at, look at your time here in, in the White House as a year of service to the nation. And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation.”

Then Trump explains the qualities he looks for in White House officials:

Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 11.41.30 AMNow I understand what Trump meant by hiring the best people—he meant the people who a best at praising him.




5 Responses to “Trump derangement syndrome”

  1. Gravatar of Justin Justin
    14. August 2018 at 13:43

    I thought Trump Derangement Syndrome was a term used to mock the people who feel Trump being president is worse than 9/11? Here you seem to be using it as a way to describe how deranged Trump is

  2. Gravatar of Lawrence D’Anna Lawrence D'Anna
    14. August 2018 at 14:03

    In 2016, I would have thought that “she only said GREAT things about me” was proof that Trump was self-aware, that he was saying ridiculous things on purpose. Because it’s so profoundly stupid that he couldn’t possibly just be saying it, right? He couldn’t possibly be that dim, right?

    The events of the last two years have convinced me I was wrong about that. When Trump says something that stupid, he really is just saying it. Trump is not like an onion. There are no more layers.

  3. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    14. August 2018 at 14:13

    Lawrence, That’s becoming increasingly obvious. Eventually even the Trumpistas will see him for what he is.

  4. Gravatar of msgkings msgkings
    14. August 2018 at 18:50

    @Lawrence: Yep. Before he ran for president one could look at Trump and say maybe he’s in on the joke, doing schtick, playing a character. Nope, least complicated man ever to hold higher office.

    @ssumner: Man are you naive. Tribalism is all these people have.

  5. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    15. August 2018 at 10:15

    Justin, Maybe it’s both.

    msgkings, Yeah, I guess you are right.

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