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Donald Trump: mentally, physically, temperamentally compromised #43

This is a continuation of the topic Given: That Donald Trump Is mentally Ill # 3.

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1margd
Feb 3, 7:25am Top

Guess who's due for an annual physical?

Trump re-nominates Ronny Jackson for promotion despite investigation into misconduct allegations
Louis Casiano | Fox News Feb 3, 2019

President Trump has re-nominated his former doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, for a second star amid an ongoing Pentagon investigation against him that derailed his nomination for Veterans Affairs secretary.

The White House sent Jackson’s name to the Senate on Jan. 15 for promotion consideration, according to reports. Jackson faces a series of allegations that surfaced after Trump nominated him to head the VA, including drinking on the job, creating a hostile work environment and overprescribing medications...

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-re-nominates-ronny-jackson-despite-invest...

2margd
Feb 3, 7:02pm Top

Read Trump's "Executive Time"-filled leaked private schedules (95 p)
Alexi McCammond, Jonathan Swan | Feb 3, 2019

A White House source has leaked President Trump's private schedules for nearly every working day since the midterms, showing that Trump has spent around 60% of the last three months in "Executive Time."...

https://www.axios.com/read-trumps-private-leaked-executive-time-schedules-00e931...

3margd
Feb 4, 9:21am Top

"I set out to look at the president, the promiser of luxury experiences, through the lens of travel writing."

Journeys in Trump World
Jason Wilson | March 12, 2018

I traveled to five Trump-branded properties in four countries. Here’s what I glimpsed about America’s future from being a tourist in the world of Trump.

Trump International Hotel & Tower, Vancouver Canada

Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ

Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

ALBEMARLE ESTATE AT TRUMP WINERY, VA

International Hotel & Tower Panama

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/lifestyle/magazine/trump-travel/

4margd
Feb 5, 9:33am Top

'Willful Ignorance.' Inside President Trump's Troubled Intelligence Briefings
John Walcott February 2, 2019

...senior intelligence briefers are breaking two years of silence to warn that the President is endangering American security with what they say is a stubborn disregard for their assessments.

...Trump displays what one called “willful ignorance” when presented with analyses generated by America’s $81 billion-a-year intelligence services. The officials, who include analysts who prepare Trump’s briefs and the briefers themselves, describe futile attempts to keep his attention by using visual aids, confining some briefing points to two or three sentences, and repeating his name and title as frequently as possible.

What is most troubling, say these officials and others in government and on Capitol Hill who have been briefed on the episodes, are Trump’s angry reactions when he is given information that contradicts positions he has taken or beliefs he holds. Two intelligence officers even reported that they have been warned to avoid giving the President intelligence assessments that contradict stances he has taken in public...

http://time.com/5518947/donald-trump-intelligence-briefings-national-security/

5lriley
Feb 5, 12:29pm Top

#4--his own intelligence tells him that Iran is abiding by the agreement that they made with the Obama administration even though Trump has taken us out of that deal and Trump decides all on his own that Iran is not. It's not convenient to his version of the 'facts'. He wants conflicts and his allies in the region--Israel and Saudi Arabia want a conflict with Iran. What a responsible administration would do would be to continue to engage diplomatically. Iran doesn't have to be our friend but that doesn't mean that we can't try to build a relationship with Iran to some level of cordiality whether the Saudi's or Israeli's like it or not.

But 'willful ignorance' is pretty much what we got. Less than two years.

6margd
Edited: Feb 9, 2:29am Top

See accompanying photo of Trump the day he had his annual physical...

Trump’s doctor says he is in ‘very good health’ after exam by 11 specialists
Anne Gearan | February 8, 2019

President Trump is “in very good health” and is expected to remain healthy for “the duration of his Presidency, and beyond,” the president’s doctor reported Friday after a physical exam that lasted nearly four hours and included 11 specialists.

The White House did not release details of the exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center...

The memo did not include the disciplines of any of the specialists...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-doctor-says-he-is-in-very-good-he...

7margd
Feb 12, 10:14am Top

Jake Tapper @jaketapper | 6:40 AM - 12 Feb 2019:
VP Cheney’s cardiologist has a question

Jonathan Reiner @JReinerMD | 6:11 AM - 12 Feb 2019:
It’s been 4 days since the president underwent his annual physical exam and still no data has been released. What are they hiding? @jaketapper @peterbakernyt

82wonderY
Feb 14, 3:57pm Top

An opinion piece:

Being Raised by Two Narcissists Taught Me How to Deal with Trump

Now, I’m not weighing in on the president’s mental health or trying to diagnose him with narcissism from afar … But children of narcissists are hyperaware of a--hole games being played because we’ve had the most experience with it, and often, we know how best to handle it.

If I can’t technically call Trump a narcissist, he sure looks like an a--hole.

1. A--holes are incapable of being shamed.

2. A--holes view tantrums as another means to an end.

3. A--holes will always know the extent of leverage they have and they will always, ALWAYS use the threat of it to get what they want.

4. A--holes can be and do get defeated, but expecting a true Watergate moment—where the president steps down to prevent the country from falling further into chaos—is not based in reality.

5. A--holes usually don’t change, because there’s too much benefit to the way they do things. But the country does not have to feel beholden to the a--hole.

9JGL53
Edited: Feb 14, 10:25pm Top

It is a lie that trump is 6'3". He is 6'2".

It is a lie that trump weights 243 lbs. He probably goes about 265 these days - just fucking look at him. He is morbidly obese, besides being morbidly obtuse. lol.

Since quadrupling his Crestor daily dose his HDL has dropped. Yea, Crestor - work your magic on that ignorant sumbitch.

If trump drops dead of a heart attack in the short term will anyone be surprised? Cheeseburgers every fucking night just can't be healthy - one does not have to be a fucking vegan to figure that out.

trump is a billionaire redneck. How proud we Americans should be. Not.

10amysisson
Feb 15, 2:10am Top

>9 JGL53:

trump is a billionaire redneck

I'm gonna have to use that.

11AsYouKnow_Bob
Feb 15, 3:04am Top

>9 JGL53: It is a lie that trump is 6'3". He is 6'2".

Pfft. Not even.
(And does anyone doubt that Trump usually wears lifts?)
I've stood next to him - and I'd be surprised if he's 6'1".

Here he is with the ACTUAL 6' 3" JEB Bush

Here he is with 6'2" Trudeau

Here he is with 6'1" Obama

Every aspect of Trump is a lie.

12proximity1
Edited: Feb 15, 10:20am Top





“Part of the reason that writers have paid so much attention to LBJ is the size of the documentary record. For students of politics and policy, Lyndon Johnson left one of the largest collections of historical evidence in world history.


... “Randall Bennett Woods, the John A. Cooper Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas and author of the award-winning Fulbright: A Biography (New York, 1995), is the most recent biographer to address Johnson's "habit of inventing versions of himself and putting them up for inspection and approval" (p. 639). Depending on the circumstances, according to Woods, he could be

"Johnson the Son of the Tenant Farmer,
Johnson the Great Compromiser,
Johnson the All-Knowing,
Johnson the Humble,
Johnson the Warrior,
Johnson the Dove,
Johnson the Romantic,
Johnson the Hard-Headed Pragmatist,
Johnson the Preserver of Traditions,
Johnson the Crusader for Social Justice,
Johnson the Magnanimous,
Johnson the Vindictive" or
"Johnson the Uncouth,"
"LBJ the Hick,"
"Lyndon the Satyr," and
"Johnson the Usurper" (pp. 639, 644, 645).*

Previous biographers have offered up Johnson the big daddy, the southerner-westerner-Texan, the American dreamer, the politician, the father's son, the rising star, the flawed giant, the Periclean paradox (domestic dreams undone by war), the very human, the tragedy, the pathbreaker, the ascender, and the master.”
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(University of South Carolina | Department of History | Faculty Publications : (11-1-2009) Historians and the Many Lyndon Johnsons: A Review Essay by Kent B. Germany, USC-Columbia, S.C.


(first published in THE JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN HISTORY Volume LXXV, No. 4, November 2009)
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*LBJ: Architect of American Ambition By Randall B. Woods. (New York and other cities: Free Press, c. 2006






(from The Reader (Weekly) (Chicago) FILM | HISTORY | POLITICS | TELEVISION ) Trump may be a grandiose narcissist, but he’s no match for the Lyndon Johnson of All the Way*

Posted By J.R. Jones on 05.25.16 at 01:00 PM

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”There's no question that grandiose narcissists can be extraordinarily effective politicians. When Johnson gives legislators the treatment, he often calls up in them the same lust for greatness that he knows so well in himself.”


* (IMDB.com) All the Way (2016)
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(From Culture CheatSheet“Donald Trump Isn't Alone: These Presidents Had the Most Unpresidential Personality Types” by Jess Bolluyt | December 13, 2018
…“many Trump opponents criticize the president’s temperament as “unpresidential.” The insult implies that there’s a standard of appropriate behavior in the Oval Office. Of course, there is. But throughout American history, voters have elected plenty of presidents who violated the unspoken rules of presidential behavior and speech.” …


_______________________________



(George Tames/The New York Times Photo Archives)
(Senate Majority Leader, Lyndon Johnson (D-TX.) giving Senator Theodore Green (D-R.I.) “the treatment.” (1957) )

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("Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Sen. Richard Russell" (17 December, 1963 ))
(Wikipedia) (Source: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Image Serial Number: W98-30)

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(from Wikipedia's page Lyndon B. Johnson )

..."Central to Johnson's control was "The Treatment",(50) described by two journalists:


..."The Treatment could last ten minutes or four hours. It came, enveloping its target, at the Johnson Ranch swimming pool, in one of Johnson's offices, in the Senate cloakroom, on the floor of the Senate itself—wherever Johnson might find a fellow Senator within his reach.

"Its tone could be supplication, accusation, cajolery, exuberance, scorn, tears, complaint and the hint of threat. It was all of these together. It ran the gamut of human emotions. Its velocity was breathtaking and it was all in one direction. Interjections from the target were rare. Johnson anticipated them before they could be spoken. He moved in close, his face a scant millimeter from his target, his eyes widening and narrowing, his eyebrows rising and falling. From his pockets poured clippings, memos, statistics. Mimicry, humor, and the genius of analogy made The Treatment an almost hypnotic experience and rendered the target stunned and helpless." (51)




(50) New York Times, The Johnson Treatment: Lyndon B. Johnson and Theodore F. Green". Afterimagegallery.com. Retrieved October 6, 2008. (Wikipedia)

(51) Evans, Rowland; Novak, Robert (1966). Lyndon B. Johnson: The Exercise of Power. p. 104. (Wikipedia)





(From American Heritage) : The Temper Thing | How bad is it when Presidents get really sore? | by Kevin Baker | May/June 2000
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...“Most Presidents—and nearly all successful Presidents—have displayed some kind of temper at some time in their tenures. It’s simply too difficult to get that far in politics without so valuable a tool. Sooner or later any President is going to have to get tough with truculent senators, evil foreign dictators, willful special-interest groups, corrupt criminal syndicates, recalcitrant state governors, shilly-shallying bureaucrats, and feckless relations. And then there’s the rest of us. Any man who could get to be President without becoming at least occasionally fed up with all the silly, self-serving demands we make of him would have to be possessed of an almost unnatural serenity.

“About the only Presidents who seem to have been consistently genial were William McKinley, William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, and Warren G. Harding (at least until Harding discovered that all the friends he had appointed to public positions were robbing the country blind). None of them fared very well in office, save for McKinley, who was assassinated by a man in a reception line who pretended to have a bandaged hand. (A little more impatience—“Why is that fool trying to shake my hand with a cast?”—might have served him well.)” ...



13JGL53
Edited: Feb 15, 12:35pm Top

> 12 Gee - that sure was a whole lot of trouble taken to get to effing nowhere. It made me cry, as I was utterly bored to tears. lol.

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- There is no way ANY previous President can compare with trump in highest degree of NPD (narcissistic personality disorder). trump wins, (small) hands down. lol.

Furthermore, no previous modern President can be accurately compared to trump in sheer ignorance of ALL facts that one would expect a POTUS to command. trump is out of touch with the real world as any hillbilly one can imagine, including Jed Clampett. And about as sophisticated also. lol.

Defending trump is like defending a barnyard pig from charges of fatness and dirtiness. People with eyes can see and even the blind can sense that trump is in a category by himself. Forget John Edward - it is trump that is Douche of the Universe. lol.

One could compare trump favorably with a dictator, one supposes, because trump is only a wannabee dictator. trump is continually finding out, after the fact, that most of what he thought he could do he cannot legally do. Tough luck on him for being a citizen of a republic with a quite enforceable Constitution.

Trump's latest piss-ant attempt to call attention to himself and avoid (in his tiny mind) the fact that he is a loser and a fool is this national emergency declaration. Anyone want to bet this latest shitass move does not eventually blow up in his fat ugly orange face?

14mamzel
Feb 15, 2:57pm Top

>9 JGL53: The point was made yesterday that if he can make such an obvious falsehood, how can we trust anything else he says. (He certainly illustrated that this morning in the Rose Garden.) His weight is definitely suspect and his blood pressure could be that low because he slipped an extra Crestor or two that morning. He can't help but lie about everything, whether it matters to anyone or not. I mean, who the h-e-double-hockey-sticks cares if he's 6'0" or 6'2"?

15amysisson
Feb 15, 3:09pm Top

>14 mamzel:

I'm guessing his concern with a 2" difference lies elsewhere. And probably doesn't do anything but lie there without medical intervention.

16prosfilaes
Feb 15, 10:50pm Top

>9 JGL53: trump is a billionaire redneck.

Please. The red neck part of a redneck is because they've actually worked with their hands outside. A stereotypical redneck may be an asshole about his beliefs, but at least he's sincere about his love of God and country. Rednecks have their own political jerks, but Trump is a city kid from NYC.

17proximity1
Feb 16, 5:29am Top


>16 prosfilaes:

Who cares? "Redneck" is a pejorative which resonates with many people. Therefore, call Trump a redneck. This is completely par for the course.

Many of Trump's critics, obsessed, delusional fools who have little acquaintance with fidelity to the facts, apparently work on the view that whatever is fashionably despicable qualifies for application to Trump.

18JGL53
Edited: Feb 16, 1:06pm Top

The pejorative "redneck" originally described white people who worked outside - usually farmers - who thus developed red necks.

This was back when most American men were farmers - now farmers make up a mere tiny per cent of Americans. Literal red necks are no longer a problem.

The term "redneck" has now come to mean anyone with some combination of a poor education, pure ignorance, utter lack of even a pretense to sophistication, and being a blatant racist, gay-hater, sexist and in general a no good useless squint-eyed mouth-breathing sumbitch, who quite possibly fucks sheep and is married to his cousin (or some foreign whore if he is a rich redneck).

Other than the poor education part the above fits trump to a tee. The only people who disagree are those who believe trump is just great, i.e., his slope-headed shit-kicking brain-dead zombie army of clueless rednecks - around 32 per cent of the country, apparently. The normals - the majority of Americans -can see exactly what trump is - because they don't watch foxx noise all fucking day long - like the abbey-normals do. lol.

Out of the hundreds of examples I could give of trump's sheer inanity and gob-smacking shitheadedness I will only mention his latest proffered paralogism where in the same breath that he declared a national emergency he stated "I didn't have to do this." The fucktard advocates taking billions of dollars for his stupid wall from the military and infrastructure appropriations. I suppose his boss V. Putin told him to do so because, you know, piss tapes. lol.

Even though I am an atheist I've been praying hard to - Mother Nature, I suppose - to let me live at least another two years to see how trump finally goes down the tubes for good and plenty - because the son-of-an-Orangutan WILL be taken down - ALL the way down. He will not escape like Clinton or Bush Jr. - he will be taken down so hard at some point that he will make Nixon look like an Eagle Scout in comparison. lol.

Do I really know this? No. I merely feel it in my very bones. It is a grok sort of thing.

19RickHarsch
Feb 16, 4:24pm Top

>18 JGL53: You are dealing with machines not programmed with a humor mechanism.

20JGL53
Feb 16, 7:19pm Top

> 19

I am merely venting here and, at best, preaching to the choir, i.e., the aforementioned normals.

The aforementioned trump's zombie army is dead to me. The only way those motherfuckers could have a brain is if they ate a brain. They can all die in pain for all I care - I am completely out of fucks to give for them.

Uh, lol.

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