Saturday, April 25, 2020

Has Mad Doctor Trump Made A Fatal Mistake?

He's trapped in the White House. He can't play golf. The pandemic has blown his economic boom out of the window.

And it's all driving Donald Trump crazy... or crazier.

So much so that he's playing doctor again.

It's crazy stuff, and the reaction of his science advisor, Dr Deborah Birx, is worth the price of admission.

Later Trump claimed he was being "sarcastic" and that the "fake news" was to blame.

But then we found out that Trump got his advice about bleach as a "miracle cure" from the well known quack Mark Grenon.

Grenon styles himself as “archbishop” of Genesis II – a Florida-based outfit that claims to be a church but which in fact is the largest producer and distributor of chlorine dioxide bleach as a “miracle cure” in the US. He brands the chemical as MMS, “miracle mineral solution”, and claims fraudulently that it can cure 99% of all illnesses including cancer, malaria, HIV/Aids as well as autism.

You know, this guy...

And when you add it all up, Frank Bruni suggests that Trump is self-destructing. 

While Trump may indeed be careening toward four more years, it’s at least as possible that he’s self-destructing before our eyes.

I know, I know: He’s Trump. He carries the secret weapon of his spectacular shamelessness, which means that he’ll resort to ploys and lies that even the most unscrupulous of his opponents wouldn’t attempt. He’ll destroy what he must so long as he gets to rule over the wreckage.

He’s Houdini, he’s Scheherazade, he’s all the escape artists of history and fiction rolled into one and swirled with golden-orange topping. He’s lucky beyond all imagining. But here’s the thing about luck: It runs out.

The unbesotted see and hear the president for what he is: a tone-deaf showman who regards everything, even a mountain of corpses, as a stage

It's all music to my ears of course, but so is this from Paul Krugman.

I don't know if I dare believe that, I have been disappointed too often.

But there is no doubt that Trump is falling apart.

And the virus is slowly killing him...


Steve said...

Paul Krugman should design the new economic order.

Anonymous said...

For the sake of our sanity I hope Doctor Lysol Trump stays away from the briefings and lets his faithful puppy Pence run the show. For UV Trump it's all about the ratings and now that they're dropping, hopefully Americans will be spared from watching someones demented Grandpa's daily blabberings consisting mainly of lies and assertions of how wonderfully terrific Doctor Doolittle is. I will miss seeing him standing off to the side, slightly bent over as if he's loading up his depends while casting menacing glances at the "fake" news media. I'll miss how he snaps at reporters for asking valid but critical questions of his tremendously beautiful response to the crises. It's been nothing but beautiful things for the mad Doctor. He's done more testing and helped more people than anywhere else and in the history of the world. There should be a statue of his statue, that's just how fantastically incredible he is. And finally his most lasting legacy and another world record he can fully take credit for. Over 54,000 dead and counting.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it wasn't Grenon but the evangelicals, snake oil peddlers, and the Armageddon crowd are all part of the same circus. As Trump burns through advisers that are compromised with with residual traces of reason or morality there will soon be no one left to persuade him from taking humanity over the edge. What could go wrong and how will it end? For one, an irrational narcissist with his finger on the red button is just to good an opportunity for nihilists to pass up.


lagatta à montréal said...

Bolsonaro's sacked health minister (a conservative overall, but also a medical doctor) had almost exactly the same onscreen reaction.

Steve said...

Believe in the Foundation. I have written long and hard about this and significance of Trump the Mule. Nevertheless he is still just the mule, and the system needs a mule kick every few thousand years. Dont worry we are always moving forward until we are not.

Jackie Blue said...

Six more months of this madness -- at least, and that's assuming no October Surprises or other rodent copulation tactics from enemies foreign and/or domestic. A million people will probably be dead by Christmas. Hindsight being 2020, clearly the "nasty woman" with the unsecured email server would have been so much worse than a mob-connected malignant narcissist who advocates drinking bleach on the advice of grifting religious fanatics, right? And still in upwards of 40% give President Clorox a ringing endorsement! Oh, brave new world that has such morons in it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve

Unlike the mule, Trump does not possess the psychic powers required to convert the rational. In order to win the next election with his zombie base stuck at 40%, he has to convince the OTHERS to stay at home because of confusion, protest, fear of Covid 19, patriotic duty, etc. Its a tall order but $$ seems to possess a mysterious psychic ability to destroy reason. Perhaps money is the mule and Trump is just the missionary of the moment. Are we witnessing the emergence of a new artificial life form with money as the energy source?