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Hallucinating, not lying?

If we listen to what Donald Trump is telling us in plain and strong language, we should conclude that he is suffering from hallucinations — hallucinations of women bleeding.

Twice now he has claimed that blood was pouring out of women he feels were antagonistic of him: Megyn Kelly and Mika Brzezinski. We all saw that Kelly in fact was not bleeding. Brzezinski flat out denies her face was bleeding and says there are photos to prove it.

Then there’s this new story about Trump telling twenty Congressmen about seeing blood coming out of Brzezinski’s eyes and ears on another occasion.

These comments are so weird that the best explanation the media has put forward is that they are metaphors that illuminate Trump’s dark, dark reaction to being challenged by strong women.

But I think we should seriously consider that he was not talking metaphorically. He saw blood coming out of their faces.

At least the question needs to be asked of him. And then we need to re-read the 25th Amendment.

2 Responses to “Hallucinating, not lying?”

  1. Sorry, but I don’t think we need to re-read it. Of course, then we have someone we do not think is insane, but who has terrible policies.

  2. I think you’re right, David.

    Here’s something I never dreamt I’d say: America needs Mike Pence.

    Pence is more conservative than Trump. Pence is a scary guy. But at least he’s an adult. In terms of domestic policy he completely scares me. But I think in terms of Europe, NATO, Russia, The Middle East, Korea, he’d be better. And I don’t think he’s on Twitter. His ideas about women aren’t great.

    It’s hard to separate feelings about Trump from feelings about the election. Removing him isn’t undoing the election. America still elected a conservative government, and Pence would be that.

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