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His vocabulary is so impoverished that I see him as boring too.

It's unfathomable to me that there are supporters of his who hang on his every word, when it's always the same seven or eight riffs.

In Woodward's book, the reader sees how Trump uses almost exactly the same words, phrases and sentences every single time he returns to one of his recurring themes, even if months elapse between him returning to these particular themes.

I know Trump abstains from alcohol, but he genuinely reminds me

of angry drunks I've known.

There is a quote I've been trying to run down; it is in one of the books--perhaps A Very Stable Genius, where someone cornered Trump and called him "an act" to his face. Trump responded, paraphrasing but close: "Totally. I'm totally an act. I'm amazed people don't understand this."

If anyone remembers who it was who cornered him, let me know. It was possibly Scaramucci? Or maybe Lewandowski?


But seriously, he's leaving a stain that is going to persist for some time. One of the things that has presumably attracted many of his followers is the sense of power they vicariously experience through him. He has made the weak feel powerful and better about themselves, and given gullible people someone else to blame for their failures. Perhaps, like happens in some cults, when the leader is deposed or humiliated or convicted of a crime, he loses some of his allure, and the followers disseminate back into the cracks and crevices of society, back where they came from, which is to say back to the fringes.

Now there are other factions involved here that won't go away: the Evangelicals, climate-deniers, and some of the racists and gun fanatics. These factions existed before Trump and used him to further their agendas. So probably the elements that pre-date Trump will continue to fight hard against anything we do, but without a central leading authority to coalesce around, they will be in a weakened state.

It goes without saying, we need to win the senate, because some of those forces will continue to coalesce around people like McConnell.

He should be prepared to cite authorities when he goes low, if he must.

If accused of cognitive decline, Biden must be prepared to discuss Trump's mental state. There are dozens of highly respected psychiatrists who have gone on record. There is an entire organization called "Duty to Warn" that is devoted completely to this subject, and four or five books that I'm aware of. He should recommend people watch the documentary #UNFIT.

If Trump brings up drug use, Biden should cite reports from Noel Casler that Trump abuses drugs. Casler was on the set of The Apprentice and claims to have current sources on this.

Thanks to recent government reports, he can actually NAME THE INDIVIDUAL who is funneling Kremlin disinformation to Giuliani and Senator Johnson. He can turn this around and accuse the Trump campaign of aiding Putin in trying to destroy American democracy.

Excellent post. One of the many shocking aspects of Woodward's new book

are the chapters in which interviews with Trump are transcribed verbatim (punctuated by observations from Woodward). The repetition and chaotic flights from subject to subject, then returning to whatever Trump's current obsession is, are stark. For some reason, it's more disturbing to read the words than to hear him speak, something which others have noticed when we have seen portions of his speeches transcribed here in DU posts.

I'm more worried about the period of time "before he loses"

This post scares the crap out of me:


Whenever Ross's name comes up I like to remind people of the 2017 Forbes expose:

If even half of the accusations are legitimate, the current United States secretary of commerce could rank among the biggest grifters in American history.

New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting


The Case Of Wilbur Ross' Phantom $2 Billion


Remember this from April: "I don't care about any of that"

“I told Jared that if Trump won a second term, he wouldn’t have to worry about running again and you can really help people. Jared just looked at me and said, ‘I don’t care about any of that,’ ” the executive told the outlet.

Later, the executive added: “I wanted to tell Jared you don’t say that part out loud, even in private.”


Yes, or at least early on:

1. Trashing our NATO allies
2. Helsinki, where he genuflected to Putin
3. Pulling us out of the Paris Accords
4. His abusive phone calls to Merkel and Theresa May
5. The way he comported himself at the G7, G20, United Nations and NATO meetings
6. Absurd threats to impose tariffs on our closest allies (UK, France, Canada, Japan, South Korea and others) on everything from wine to steel, or force them to pay fines to cover the cost of our troops being stationed there.

(and many more humiliations)

The world has been onto him for a long time.

New article names doctor in ICE/hysterectomy scandal (NBC via Yahoo News)

Lawyers allege abuse of migrant women by gynecologist for Georgia ICE detention center
NBC News
Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff and Daniella Silva
NBC News•September 15, 2020

WASHINGTON -- A nurse who worked at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Irwin County, Georgia and four lawyers representing clients there are claiming that immigrant women are routinely being sent to a gynecologist who has left them bruised and performed unnecessary procedures, including hysterectomies.

The doctor, who three lawyers identified as Dr. Mahendra Amin, practicing in Douglas, Georgia, has continued to see women from the Irwin County Detention Center for the past several years despite complaints from his patients.

Amin was the subject of a Justice Department investigation in 2015 for making false claims to Medicaid and Medicare. As a result, he and other doctors involved paid $525,000 in a civil settlement, according to the Justice Department.

The lawyers identified the doctor after a whistleblower complaint to the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security was filed by Dawn Wooten, who worked as a nurse inside the facility. She said in there complaint that detainees were not getting COVID-19 tests and other needed medical care.

Wooten worked full time as a licensed practical nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, until being demoted in July.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/nurse-questions-medical-care-operations-122005045.html

It seems to be this person:

Dr. Mahendra G. Amin MD
Douglas, GA
Specialty / Subspecialties: Obstetrics & Gynecology / General Obstetrics & Gynecology


This story is so disturbing...

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