The evidence is now clear that Donald Trump has lost whatever mental capacities he had. It is no longer correct to say he is “losing it” because he has already “lost it.”
The evidence came out when he told reporters that he has already shut down the border with Mexico. He also said that he signed an order closing the border.
Then he denied saying it, and then he said it again. Classic Trump. Nobody could figure out what he was talking about, including him.
Talking to a group of reporters at Mar-a-Lago while on Thanksgiving vacation the president shocked everyone in the room when he declared:
“Actually two days ago we closed the border. We actually just closed it. We said nobody’s coming in because it was out of control.”
Then he denied saying what he had just said, proclaiming he would shut the border in the future “if we find that it gets to a level where we are going to lose control.”
And then a short time later he insisted again that he had already closed the U.S. border with Mexico.
“I’ve already shut it down, I’ve already shut it down — for short periods,” he said in response to a reporters who had asked him to clarify his earlier statement concerning the border shutdown.
“I’ve already shut down parts of the border because it was out of control with the rioting on the other side in Mexico. And I just said, ‘Shut it down.’ You see it. I mean, it took place two days ago.”
When another reporter asked the president if it was required that he sign an executive order to close the border, Trump responded by saying: “Yeah, they call me up and I sign an order.”
He was then asked if the media could get a copy of the order Trump had signed. His response was more evidence of how out of touch with reality he is. He said:
“You don’t need it. Don’t worry. It’s not that big a deal. Maybe to some people it is.”
Afterwards, many individuals and media companies looked into this issue further and concluded that there is not and never has been a Trump executive order closing the Mexican border.
By incorrectly saying twice that he has issued an order closing the Mexican border, Trump has provided concrete evidence that he has lost all touch with reality. He is barely able to function as president, and is ignoring many, if not most, of his presidential duties.
The only things Donald Trump seems capable of doing right now are playing golf, watching Fox News, holding bizarre campaign rallies, lying to the media, and posting unhinged tweetstorms.
Donald Trump knows that his days are president as numbered. He may also know that his days as a free man are numbered, as his crimes will soon catch up with him. The pressure seems to be getting to him, and it appears to be only a matter of time before he has a complete mental breakdown, putting our entire nation at risk.
Donald Trump should leave office immediately, for the good of the country.
I am a lifelong Democrat with a passion for social justice and progressive issues. I have degrees in writing, economics and law from the University of Iowa.