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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:24 AM

6. Oddly enough there's more than one opinion

Personally I agree that cocaine is sufficient to explain a lot, and I don't think it is Alzheimer's, but I would not rule it out either.

"He didn't study" is not an answer to the point that he often claims that he never said something which plainly he did say (such as global warming being a hoax perpetrated by China, or being in favor of the Iraq war before it started). Probably such statements are best explained as simple lies, but it is a reasonable position for some people to think that he might honestly be forgetting what he said previously.

If he does have Alzheimer's, he seems to be in the early stages.

Clearly he has other disorders, probably narcissism and so on, but that does not negate the possibility that he might be starting to develop the hereditary Alzheimer's that afflicted his father. The man is 70, in all fairness, it would not be out of the question for him to begin showing the signs at this point.

Some of the online commentators looked at this in depth and their arguments were plausible. The one I found most plausible was a guy who compared old videos of Trump speaking with more recent videos. There were clear signs of deterioration in speech patterns and so on. Donald did graduate from a respectable college, he should not be exhibiting his present seeming lack of comprehension and so on; and he did not exhibit it in the old videos.

Alzheimer's is an actual possibility. You may disagree with the likelihood of it (as do I), but it is not just a ridiculous idea to be dismissed out of hand without looking at the evidence.

Reagan had Alzheimer's. Fred Trump had Alzheimer's and it is an inherited disease. This is not far-fetched stuff.

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