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onetexan

(13,171 posts)
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 12:30 PM Sep 2017

Aide says Trump is insane



[link:https://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/67912|

Posting here in case no one else has poste. Scary but i say let the idiot go full-on insane so Repugs will have no choice but to oust him.
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Those who know or watch President Donald Trump closely fear he is “coming apart” under the strain of his failed presidency and often aborted actions. “He’s grasping to achieve something, anything, to prove he’s up to the job,” says a longtime business associate of Trump. “He’s coming apart at the seams.”

Joseph Nye, Harvard professor and author of “Is the American Century Over?” says that, under Trump, “the reputation of the United States has diminished.” Nye adds that being a “reality host” does not give him a “global perspective” that one needs as president.
“This is not going to end well for this administration,” a former FBI official says. “Trump is out of control and what he does goes against core American values.”

White House aides talk in whispers about Trump’s temper tantrums that have become routine. He unleashes strings of obscenities, threatens to fire everyone and too often issues more ominous threats that include violence. “He yells at people, saying he will ‘kick their ass’ or even kill them,” says one, who said she fears for her safety if her name is used. “I think our president is insane!”
A media report that questions one of Trump’s actions can bring on a shouting attack against anyone nearby. Trump, she says, reduces staff members to tears and says some have quit because they can no longer stand being around him.

Secret Service agents joke that they should use the label “Madman” to identify Trump in radio conversations. Others joke about jumping in front of the president to “take a bullet” to protect him. “I might be taking a bullet fired from a fellow agent.”
Trump, they say, threatens to fire all of his secret service detail and replace them with “bodyguards I know and trust.”
That causes the agents to shake their heads because Trump has, in the past, hired personal guards with violent criminal records.
“The president has no sense of duty, not understanding of what it takes to be the leader of a nation,” says a former aide. “To him, the only things that matter are serving his ego and fattening his wallet.”
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Aide says Trump is insane (Original Post) onetexan Sep 2017 OP
Scary,the beging of the end. Wellstone ruled Sep 2017 #1
Scary Goonch Sep 2017 #3
Looks more llike Biggee Rat Wellstone ruled Sep 2017 #7
It's a Hannibal Lecter reference. (Silence of the Lambs) gvstn Sep 2017 #9
Capitol Hill Blue is having slowdowns (dont use https). Unsurprising given how inflammatory. FreepFryer Sep 2017 #2
Yes i'm aware, but here's a couple from WaPo & NYMag back in January onetexan Sep 2017 #5
Do either of those pieces describe such joking about fragging? Not OK. (n/t) FreepFryer Sep 2017 #6
Agree entirely, strictly a trash article. NOT OK. Hortensis Sep 2017 #27
howdy from Tx! onetexan Sep 2017 #39
Boy, isn't that last too true. Hortensis Sep 2017 #42
He's doing whatever rich people want so that when he's not in office they will blueinredohio Sep 2017 #4
seriously, tell us something we have not known for nearly two years now. niyad Sep 2017 #8
yeah...but Iowa_Prog Sep 2017 #10
I think our president is insane! Yeah, file that under "no shit Shirley" file. DK504 Sep 2017 #11
We need video of trump's insane temper tantrums. Plenty of threats and vile language. Paladin Sep 2017 #12
If so many in his admin know all this, when is someone going to cell phone-video his ass... brush Sep 2017 #29
The sooner the better. (nt) Paladin Sep 2017 #38
This has a familiar ring - Guy in Germany had his own close guard packman Sep 2017 #13
sure does doesn't it onetexan Sep 2017 #15
the end came not with a bang but a tweet. nt Javaman Sep 2017 #14
He'd have, sadly, plenty of volunteers LiberalLovinLug Sep 2017 #16
I wish I could state what would surely be the OBVIOUS under most other circumstances: maddiemom Sep 2017 #34
lets push him to the brink samnsara Sep 2017 #17
That's what I thought all along-"serving his ego and fattening his wallet"........ VaBchTgerLily Sep 2017 #18
Some time ago he even admitted he could "get rich being president." maddiemom Sep 2017 #35
K&R vkkv Sep 2017 #19
This is a questionable source but... Ligyron Sep 2017 #20
Agree, but why are they taking so long? southerncrone Sep 2017 #26
They want Ginsburg's seat. n/t MrModerate Sep 2017 #30
i suspect that as well onetexan Sep 2017 #40
Nothing like running for POTUS as your first public, elective office! maddiemom Sep 2017 #21
This actually isn't news. bitterross Sep 2017 #22
you're right it's not. We've known this even before he ran for POTUS onetexan Sep 2017 #25
Oh, to again get that Reichwing email about the Secret Service.... Grins Sep 2017 #23
That is the shit they forward... Duppers Sep 2017 #24
Sadly, even from an unreliable source, this is completely DeminPennswoods Sep 2017 #28
The Praetorian guards getting ready to kill Caligula ProfessorPlum Sep 2017 #31
But Hillary Clinton had EMAILS!!! MarianJack Sep 2017 #32
And Benghazi JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2017 #41
OOOPS,... MarianJack Sep 2017 #43
The killing part I believe. Butterflylady Sep 2017 #33
So the personal bodyguards he prefers and trusts from the Enoki33 Sep 2017 #36
And yet, it's not zentrum Sep 2017 #37

FreepFryer

(7,077 posts)
2. Capitol Hill Blue is having slowdowns (dont use https). Unsurprising given how inflammatory.
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 12:51 PM
Sep 2017

The article's casual mention by unattributed sources of potential fragging are NOT OK, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's been alerted on as a potential threat.

I don't know Capitol Hill Blue's background, but the content and intent of that post are murky and disturbing.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
27. Agree entirely, strictly a trash article. NOT OK.
Wed Sep 6, 2017, 07:20 AM
Sep 2017

Onetexan, you've posted some good stuff from honorable sources. And I really liked your post from New Mexico. Keep it up?

onetexan

(13,171 posts)
39. howdy from Tx!
Wed Sep 6, 2017, 01:57 PM
Sep 2017

i do take time to browse but dont have much time to post. I know the source of this article is questionable but i don't think anyone can really argue what is presented isn't entirely believable. It's just another reaffirmation of what we've known all along - that we have a seriously delusional maniac holding the highest office of our country. Never thought i'd live to see the day but we are living in the strange times.
That said, i'm grateful for all the support from left leaning folks here. We need to lift each other up to survive this insanity.

blueinredohio

(6,797 posts)
4. He's doing whatever rich people want so that when he's not in office they will
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 01:11 PM
Sep 2017

still help him because he doesn't have any money he is so far in debt he will never get out

 

Iowa_Prog

(3 posts)
10. yeah...but
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 02:17 PM
Sep 2017

While I agree this man lacks even the basic capacity for the office he holds. Posts like this is exactly the kind of thing I disliked about the attacks on Obama.

The site linked is a Wordpress site....anyone can buy a domain and stand this up for around $9.00 a month. Wonder why I would question these "sources"...the administrators of the site dont even know to hide their login page to prevent being brute forced.

It has been 7 months....we need real sources saying these things in the light of day. Until then this does us no good.

DK504

(3,847 posts)
11. I think our president is insane! Yeah, file that under "no shit Shirley" file.
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 02:27 PM
Sep 2017

Too bad he can't fire the Secret Service, they should be collecting as much shit as they can on him and handing over to Mueller. Mueller needs to hurry, this is not going to be okay. As much as I dislike Pence, he knows how gov't works and won't jump into a nuclear war with Kim Jung Cray-cray.

Paladin

(28,475 posts)
12. We need video of trump's insane temper tantrums. Plenty of threats and vile language.
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 02:28 PM
Sep 2017

And if trump wants less Secret Service protection, I think he should be accommodated.

brush

(55,150 posts)
29. If so many in his admin know all this, when is someone going to cell phone-video his ass...
Wed Sep 6, 2017, 10:18 AM
Sep 2017

Last edited Wed Sep 6, 2017, 02:47 PM - Edit history (1)

and get it out to the public and media?

Get some guts someone.

If you're know this about trump you owe it to the country to expose it.

 

packman

(16,296 posts)
13. This has a familiar ring - Guy in Germany had his own close guard
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 02:37 PM
Sep 2017

"threatens to fire all of his secret service detail and replace them with “bodyguards I know and trust.”

maddiemom

(5,106 posts)
34. I wish I could state what would surely be the OBVIOUS under most other circumstances:
Wed Sep 6, 2017, 11:05 AM
Sep 2017

"Get REAL! These are obviously paid actors. Real people wouldn't let themselves look so comically stupid." But I have an uneasy feeling that these guys just could be for real. They're keeping their mouths shut for one thing: no obvious missing teeth.

VaBchTgerLily

(231 posts)
18. That's what I thought all along-"serving his ego and fattening his wallet"........
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 03:34 PM
Sep 2017

The GOP need to step up and recognize that he is crazy and puts us all in danger!!! They need to get that f--king lunatic out of office!!!

Ligyron

(7,768 posts)
20. This is a questionable source but...
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 03:37 PM
Sep 2017

does anyone really doubt that this at least half true? Congress and the VP need to think seriously about doing the 25th.

southerncrone

(5,506 posts)
26. Agree, but why are they taking so long?
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 08:39 PM
Sep 2017

He is certainly hurting their chances in 2018 & 2020. The longer he stays in the worse it will be for them. They've gotten what they wanted most, the edge on the Supreme Court. Are they waiting for another SCJ to die, or resign?
He is not capable of delivering any legislation, or improving our standing w/allies--quite the opposite.

I can only conclude that, in typical thug/black-mailing underworld style (which is where he plays), he has as much dirt on them, as they do on him. Therefore, he holds the literal "Trump" card.

maddiemom

(5,106 posts)
21. Nothing like running for POTUS as your first public, elective office!
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 03:51 PM
Sep 2017

I used to say the same about Nader. Ralph has always been a little strange in his private life, but I never felt he was insane, just eccentric. At least one third of eligible voters haven't been showing much common sense. Then there's Jill Stein. Over my seventy-two years, I've known a lot of M.D.s, both professionally and socially. The majority have been good people. The old "God complex" meme isn't fair to all, but It's the only thing that can explain Jill Stein. I agree with a lot of her positions, but what have her qualifications for POTUS ever been? She's always seemed smug to me. Anyone who voted for Trump was just not doing their research on the man. I've never "loved" Hillary and voted for Bernie in the primary. Hillary's performance during her grueling session with Congress over the ridiculous (REAL witch hunt) Benghazi/email stuff definitely made me confident of her COOL in tense situations. The minute Trump went into the childish "You're the puppet" rant during the debates, and his strange stalking behind her in the one debate made me lose faith in the sanity of anyone who'd vote for him. Excuse me, but he didn't seem sane THEN.

onetexan

(13,171 posts)
25. you're right it's not. We've known this even before he ran for POTUS
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 07:47 PM
Sep 2017

guy was a freak show wherever he went, and still is. Still, i'm sure there's a bit of truth in what idiot's aides are leaking. It's only reaffirming what we already know - that we have a madman in the WH.

Grins

(7,455 posts)
23. Oh, to again get that Reichwing email about the Secret Service....
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 04:27 PM
Sep 2017

Oh, to again get another one of those Reich-wing emails about the Secret Service....

And more than just one, about how the Secret Service just loved Reagan and Bush the Smarter - and hated Clinton.
How they loved Drinkey McStupid who was so considerate, but Obama was never kind to them....
The ones that end with, "That's how a real leader acts..."
The ones that end with, "Please pass this on. It is important for everyday Americans to have a true inside understanding of their President."
The ones that end with, "Send this to anyone you suspect might not know what a class act looks like."

Where are you Gary Byrne? Where are you Newsmax hack and liar Ron Kessler?



Duppers

(28,175 posts)
24. That is the shit they forward...
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 07:30 PM
Sep 2017

According to my winger brother who once added me to his list. If I had been in his physical presence at the time, I would've gotten physical, a slap at least.

They are mentally sick.
(Not ill but sick. I often say I'm crazy, as in deficicent, but this is different.)

Butterflylady

(3,660 posts)
33. The killing part I believe.
Wed Sep 6, 2017, 10:59 AM
Sep 2017

Not only do I think he's capable of it, I think he's already done it. That's why parts of his base love him.

Enoki33

(1,596 posts)
36. So the personal bodyguards he prefers and trusts from the
Wed Sep 6, 2017, 11:27 AM
Sep 2017

past all have a violent criminal record. I believe we all know why.

zentrum

(9,866 posts)
37. And yet, it's not
Wed Sep 6, 2017, 12:14 PM
Sep 2017

...just Trump. He is the spearhead of the lunatic fringe in the country that has been boiling underneath for years.

That's my real fear. These moments are the ones that let in saner, and more liberal forces or go full fascist.

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