Rachel Maddow said on Wednesday that “something is going wrong” with Donald Trump, and his behavior in recent weeks – particularly since the embarrassing G7 summit in France – is increasingly alarming.
According to the MSNBC host, the president’s response to Hurricane Dorian caps off weeks of disturbing behavior and rhetoric at a time when the country is literally in the midst of an emergency.
“I don’t know if something started at the G7 conference that maybe rattled something a little bit loose, but something is going wrong right now,” Maddow said. “More wrong than it has been previously. It’s going wrong at a bad time and in a bad way.”
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I don’t know if something started at the G7 conference that maybe rattled something a little bit loose, but something is going wrong right now. More wrong than it has been previously. It’s going wrong at a bad time and in a bad way. You will remember, the president was supposed to go to Poland this past weekend to commemorate the start of World War II 80 years ago this week. He canceled that trip at the last minute so, according to the White House, he could spend every minute of the holiday weekend monitoring Hurricane Dorian and leading the national response to Hurricane Dorian. The president then spent two days of the weekend golfing at his golf courses. Since he canceled his trip to Poland to instead stay home and golf/lead the hurricane response, the president was unsurprisingly asked by reporters if he had any message he wanted to convey to the people of Poland since he had to cancel his trip. His trip, again, which was to commemorate Poland being invaded by Nazi Germany to start World War II. Asked if he had anything to say to the people of Poland on that somber, tragic commemoration date, the president’s answer was, ‘I just want to congratulate Poland. It’s a great country.’ … The president then insisted that he has never heard of a Category 5 hurricane, and the experts have never seen anything like it. It’s brand-new. This is actually the fourth Category 5 hurricane to threaten the United States just since he’s been president. How is it that he thinks he has never heard of a Category 5 hurricane? The general, I think well-earned and appropriate response to this kind of inane, muddled absurdity from the White House and from the president, in particular, has basically been to tune it out, to seek real information elsewhere, wait for this all to just pass. Yes, I think that’s true and that’s warranted on normal subjects and on normal days, but this really is a life-threatening emergency. It’s literally an emergency. A formally declared emergency. Although, the president is making stuff up about that, too.
The longer Trump is president, the more unstable he is becoming
It’s been obvious since Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015 that he was dangerously unfit to lead the country.
Over the past two and a half years, that has become even more clear. As former First Lady Michelle Obama once said, “Being president doesn’t change who you are. It reveals who you are.”
Donald Trump’s time in the White House has, indeed, revealed the unstable man most of us knew him to be before he set foot inside the Oval Office.
As Rachel Maddow pointed out on Wednesday, this instability appears to be getting worse in recent weeks, and it comes at a time when America and the world are most in need of stable leadership.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.