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Is Trump insane? No doubt

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds baby cousins Evelyn Kate Keane, 6 months old, and Kellen Campbell, 3 months old, following his speech Friday, July 29, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Stacie Scott/The Gazette via AP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds baby cousins Evelyn Kate Keane, 6 months old, and Kellen Campbell, 3 months old, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Stacie Scott/The Gazette via AP)

In political campaigns, contenders often question the sanity of their opponents.

“My opponent is crazy,” one might say.

In the 2016 Presidential candidate, however, increasing numbers question the mental capacity of Donald Trump aren’t using hyperbole.  More and more observers wonder if the GOP candidate for President is sane.  Many believe he is not.

“During the primary season, as Donald Trump’s bizarre outbursts helped him crush the competition, I thought he was being crazy like a fox,” writes Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post. “Now I am increasingly convinced that he’s just plain crazy.”

“At this point, it would be irresponsible to ignore the fact that Trump’s grasp on reality appears to be tenuous at best,” he adds.

“One wonders if Republican leaders have begun to realize that they may have hitched their fate and the fate of their party to a man with a disordered personality,” writes Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

He adds:

The fact that Trump could not help himself, that he clearly did, as he said, want to “hit” everyone who spoke against him at the Democratic convention, suggests that there really is something wrong with the man.

“Yes, Donald Trump is crazy,” Steven Hayes says in the conservative Weekly Standard. “And, yes, the Republican party owns his insanity.”

Writes David Brooks in The New York Times:

He is a morally untethered, spiritually vacuous man who appears haunted by multiple personality disorders. It is the “sane” and “reasonable” Republicans who deserve the shame — the ones who stood silently by, or worse, while Donald Trump gave away their party’s sacred inheritance.

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is richer and more successful than Trump, says voters need to choose anyone but Trump, adding: “Let’s elect a sane, competent person.”

Republican strategist Stuart Stevens says:  “We can gloss over it, laugh about it, analyze it but Donald Trump is not a well man.”

Billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban:  “He went off the reservation and went bat shit crazy.”

Trump doubled down on his insanity Tuesday by suggesting that gun owners may be the ones who can take care of Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said after repeating his usual lie that Clinton wants to get rid of the Second Amendment.  “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Many felt Trump, once again, went over the line.

“Nobody who is seeking a leadership position — especially the presidency, the leadership of the country — should do anything to countenance violence, and that’s what he was saying,” said Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton’s running mate.  I frankly couldn’t believe he said it.”

Trump and his aides claimed he was suggesting the Second Amendment proponents “unify” and use their “political clout” to stop Hillary Clinton.

Kaine dismissed Trump’s followup “explanation.”

“I think Donald Trump revealed again, many other statements have revealed the same thing, it just revealed a complete temperamental misfit with the character that is required to do the job,” he said.

“Temperamental misfit” is one way to describe Donald Trump.

Or you can just call him insane.

Because he is.


Copyright © 2016 Capitol Hill Blue


8 thoughts on “Is Trump insane? No doubt”

  1. “Or you can just call him insane. Because he is.”

    When he incites second amendment gun lovers to commit assassination.

    Yes with out a doubt Donald Trump is an intellectually deficient racist pig and an egomaniacal madman.

    Believe me, OK!

    • Face the FACTS, Stupid! This nation is MUCH better off than it was 8 years ago! We are no longer fighting TWO unwinnable wars, our economy is MEASURABLY better and you seem to prove that Donnie not the only insane conservative!

  2. From a factual standpoint, the claim that Trump is insane is absurd. There is no evidence for it and those quoted in the article claiming such have no standing to make such a diagnosis. But as I stated months ago, this election isn’t about the facts, but who will bring the best rhetoric to the fight. Painting Trump as crazy is excellent strategy.

    As I am well-versed in history, it is fascinating to find all of these accusations are actually recycled from past campaigns. This particular gambit was used against Barry Goldwater in the 1964 election. While Goldwater lost that election in a landslide, he did win a libel lawsuit against the magazine that accused him of being crazy.

    • “Painting Trump as crazy is excellent strategy.” Which must be why Republicans are now doing the same with Clinton too.

      • It’s a classic strategy, actually. Accuse the other guy of doing whatever dirty deed you’re doing, and when they turn around say “No, it’s YOU doing that!” you just sneer back “Ha Ha, sour grapes.”

        It’s kindergarten-level, but it works. Seems a lot of folks never really outgrew kindergarten.


        PS – It says the email address will never be revealed. What happens if CHB gets an NSL? Hmm… Or even just an ordinary subpoena. J.

  3. My bet is that Trump and Republican pundits are now piling so hard on Clinton’s supposed mental and neurological issues (which they claim range from insanity of her own to blackouts) to try to deflect attention from Trump’s.

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